Fairfield Cheese Company classes are back in session and school has never been this delicious. Whether you are a cheese novice looking for a an introduction to the basics, or a cheese-aficionado seeking to expand your knowledge on a specific variety, they've got the class for you.
I jumped at the chance to attend one of these sessions back in October and spent some time with owners Laura and Christopher who lead these entertaining and informative evenings. If you would like some background on Fairfield Cheese Company, check out our review, "Cheese 101."
With wine pairings from Harry's Wine & Liquor, this is the perfect way to break out of that dinner-and-a-movie date night rut. If you attend any of the classes below, let us know what you think!
Cheese School Class Schedule-Spring 2010
Tuesday, April 6th 7-9pm: Cheese 101
Do you love cheese? Do you want to know more about it? Cheese 101 is the best place to start. Sit and relax over a plate of some of our best cheeses (with a little wine to wash it down, of course) as Chris and Laura bare the basics. Let us guide you through a scrumptious tasting of fresh and bloomy cheeses, washed rind and aged, plus a variety of cow, sheep, and goat cheese, all while learning about cheese-making. Leave with your new-found knowledge and order with confidence the next time you’re at a cheese counter. $45.00
Tuesday, April 20th 7-9pm : April in Paris, The Great Cheeses of France
We all can’t go to Paris in April but at least we can eat the cheese! Long ago, the French elevated cheese to an art form. They continually elaborated, thus achieving greater diversity and providing the world with more and better cheese than any other cheese making nation . We will taste French greats from several regions and of course wash it down with the appropriate French wine. $45.00
Thursday, April 22nd, 6:30-8pm: Meet The Maker; An Evening with Cato Corner Farm
Join us when we welcome Mark Gilman, cheese maker and owner of Cato Corner Farm in Colchester CT, for an evening of discussion and cheese tasting. Mark will guide us through his offerings and talk about his journey into full time artisanal cheese making. In addition, we will pair the cheeses with wine from our friends next door at Harry’s Wine & Liquor. $30.00
Tuesday, April 27th 7-9 pm: Cheese 101, Entertaining with Cheese
Throwing a cocktail party or looking to treat your food savvy friends and family to an impressive cheese plate? Join us, as we shares tips and tricks to entertain with cheese like a pro, from expertly composing a cheese plate to putting out the perfect cheese board! $45.00
Tuesday, May 4th 7-9pm: Cheese 101
Tuesday, May 11th 7-9pm: Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Wine
Every so often, we find pairings of cheeses and wines that go above and beyond, complementing each other in a way that can only be described as "Marriages-Made-in-Heaven.” In this class we will pair the perfect cheese with it’s perfect wine match and discuss the basics of pairing wine & cheese. $45.00
Tuesday, May 18th, 7-9pm: We’re Going To The Goats!
Spring is here and that marks the return of what we like to call, goat cheese season. Join us as we taste a plate of goaty delights that cross all styles of cheese, from fresh chevre to washed rind , firm and blue. The goat possibilities are endless! $45.00
Tuesday, June 8th, 7-9pm: Cheese 101
Tuesday, June 15th, 7-9pm: Perfect Pairings: Cheese & Wine
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