School is Back in Session @ Fairfield Cheese Company

Stephanie Webster

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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