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Cheese Classes Coming up in New York

The U.S. now produces more cheese than any other country; fortunately, we have moved well beyond individually wrapped orange slices. Throughout the country we find some of the finest crafted cheeses of all sorts, from fresh and creamy to hard and rich, spanning every type, including soft ripened, washed rind, and blue, using a variety of milks as w

$95
+950 pts
T.   Sep 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with the variety and selection of cheeses that you didn't even know where to begin? Well come learn the basics as we demystify the dairy and the basics of beverage pairings. We will show you the ways to curate one of the most impressive cheese plates around.

$40
+400 pts
Th.   Sep 11th, 7pm
Beginner

Taste the greatest. The cheese you want to splurge on because it is that good. The stuff you pretend to want to buy so you can "sample" it on the counter. Learn what makes these iconic cheeses so great and why people are willing to pay a premium for them. Unlimited pours of sparkling wine and red make this a bold way to start your weekend.

$65
+650 pts
F.   Aug 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels

It seems obvious: light, crisp wines and fresh, creamy cheeses. But just like anything, the nuances that distinguish a dry Riesling from a sweet one, a Alsatian Riesling from a Finger Lakes Riesling, are as complex as the things that distinguish a stinky cheese from an Alpine style wheel. We taste them all in this in depth pairings class.

$85
+850 pts
Sa.   Sep 20th, 12pm
All levels

Join celebrated NY Times and Atlantic Monthly journalist and author of "American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit" Clay Risen, as he takes us through the trends in American Whiskey. Each Whiskey is paired with a cheese that perfectly compliments and will help add to the conversation of the hottest libation in ou

$75
+750 pts
M.   Aug 25th, 6:30pm
All levels

Flex your new cheese know-how the next time you're at a cheese counter! Impress all your friends with your vast knowledge of all kinds of cheeses and how to pair them perfectly with other foods and drinks. Do you love cheese? Of course. Do you want to know more about it? Of course. Cheese 101 is the best place to start--hey, even some of best chees

$70
+700 pts
W.   Sep 3rd, 6:30pm
Beginner
Wednesday September 3 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $70
Friday September 12 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $60
Saturday September 13 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $60
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We can all agree that Italy’s two most enticing exports are wine and cheese, so we’re putting them together for this most decadent tasting class. We’ll dive into the classics and explore some of the more esoteric selections in hopes of finding the perfect pairing. A representative from Murray’s Cheese will give you in-depth information on t

$75
+750 pts
W.   Sep 3rd, 6:30pm
All levels

Brooklyn Grange is home to the city’s first commercial apiary (translation: bee farm!) and we think our hives are the bees knees. Not only do our bees work their magic pollinating our farm – they also fill up their honeycombs with some of the sweetest nectar you can find several times each season.Lucky for us, they’re happy to share some of t

$35
+350 pts
Su.   Sep 14th, 4:30pm
All levels

This class is perfect for students who want to know the perfect cheese and wine combination that would complement each other's taste and spirit. Do you love cheese and wine? Here's a perfect chance to sit in a room and taste how cheese and wine both change as you eat and sip them together. Through an array of international cheeses and white, red, r

$46.82
+468.2 pts
F.   Aug 22nd, 7pm
Beginner
Friday August 22 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $46.82
Friday September 12 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $46.82
Friday September 26 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $46.82
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Students will learn about what makes wine different while also discovering your own preferences. This event was used to be called 20 Wines, 10 Cheeses, 1 Night. Numerous runs of this course, however, proved that this was simply overkill, more so for the students. Fear not, the spirit of it is the same, and it is an exciting event to attend to.&nbsp

$90
+900 pts
Sa.   Sep 27th, 5pm
All levels
Saturday September 27 5pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $90
Friday October 3 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Saturday October 25 5pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $90
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Join the Bedford Cheese Shop’s resident cheese crafter, Cara Baker, for a workshop about the basics of making everyone’s favorite dairy delight. You’ll be making and sampling several types of basic cheese while learning the roles of rennet, salt, and heat in turning milk into magic. You'll even get to take home the fruits (or should we say ch

$60
+600 pts
Th.   Sep 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
Thursday September 18 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $60
Thursday October 9 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $60
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Explore the origins of whiskey, and the wide variety of aromas and tastes of domestic whiskeys. The natural partner for a great sized hunk of cheese doesn't always come from a grape. Whether they're light and honeyed, have a rich, sherried sweetness, or end emphatically with full-bodied peat smoke, whiskey's characteristics commonly create a fantas

$85
+850 pts
T.   Sep 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

Cheeses, like all good things come and go with the changing of the seasons. Discover why fresh chevre tastes best in the spring and why some cheesemakers won't even put out their award making cheeses during certain months. Head monger and cheesemaker Katie Falconer takes us through the nuances of seasonal cheeses, highlighting what is best right No

$70
+700 pts
F.   Sep 5th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join Orr Shtuhl, author of An Illustrated Guide To Cocktails, for a pairing of the summer’s ripest, most mouth-watering cheeses with forgotten classic cocktails, such as smoked honey that is the Rusty Nail and the never-failing Gin and Tonic. As the dog days of summer descend on New York, the tastiest place to be is often on the rocks. But cockta

$75
+750 pts
W.   Aug 27th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join us as we explore the ins and outs of this delightful whisky. Cheese certainly loves its partners wine and beer, but it's high time for cheese to branch out a little--this time to the delightful spirit from across the pond. Allan Roth of Brooklyn's Char No. 4, shedding some light on what defines a scotch, how to assess it, and how various ages,

$85
+850 pts
M.   Sep 8th, 6:30pm
All levels

In this hands-on crash course we'll teach you how to make your own masterpiece at home. First we'll blow your mind with the unlimited options of cheeses available, as we taste through a plate of six of our cheeses plucked ripe from the caves and explain how heat affects flavor and texture. Then we'll all roll up our sleeves and open up a buffet of

$100
+1000 pts
Sa.   Aug 23rd, 2:30pm
All levels

This class will literally (and figuratively) pit the most popular grapes of California against those from France, just like in the movies. A tutorial about the hallmarks, labels, & styles of Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara & other regions side-by-side with an exploration of Burgundy and Bordeaux. A tasting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Caberne

$35.93
+359.3 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th, 6:30pm
All levels
Saturday September 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $35.93
Saturday September 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $35.93
Saturday October 18 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $35.93
Saturday November 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $35.93
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You will taste a number of wines blind so you can decide without the label which you prefer. Both grow Cabernet Sauvignon, both are fiercely loyal to their region, and both create intense, complex, long-lived wines. Yet they are not the same. Bordeaux, with its centuries of history and Ornate chateaux, claims restraint and finesse as well as power

$90
+900 pts
F.   Sep 12th, 7pm
All levels
Friday September 12 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Saturday October 18 5pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
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Of equal importance, this class will address the basics of reading labels and other essentials in order to give you a deeper, more inherent understanding of these delicious products of nature. French wines ooze intimidation; the language, no grape listed anywhere in sight, countless vineyards and producers, and all this at often exorbitant prices.

$90
+900 pts
F.   Oct 10th, 7pm
All levels
Need help finding a class? Call 212-729-4088 or email [email protected]