September 15, 2018 - 6-9pm
Social Hall SF - 1270 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Join us for the 4th Annual SF Cheese Fest to celebrate the delicious local bounty of California cheesemakers throughout the state. Mingle with 20+ cheesemakers from around the state, sample dozens of cheeses, cured meats, jams, pickles, bites and more. Wash it all down with local wine, beer, and cider, while swaying to live music from SF's renowned gypsy-jazz quartet Gaucho. All proceeds benefit the California Artisan Cheese Guild.
september 16, 2018
The Cheese School of San Francisco - 900 North Point Street, San Francisco CA 94109
Coffee, Cola and Cheese, Oh My! - 11am-1pm
You've learned the art of pairing a Pinot Noir with the perfect cheese. You’ve played around with which cheeses make the hoppiest of beers sing. Maybe you’ve even tested the bounds of whiskey and its cheesy counterparts. Well, meet the next in your pairing odyssey: cheese and non-alcoholic beverages! In this course you’ll join Vanessa Chang, a veteran of unconventional cheese pairings, to find the perfect foil to hot coffee, tea and even coca cola all while celebrating some of California’s finest cheese offerings. Happy sipping!
California Dreamin’: Exploring California Cheese - 3-5pm
Many cheese eaters don’t realize just how lush our cheese landscape is in the Golden state. While Mt. Tam and Humboldt Fog may be cheese board mainstays (and for good reason!) there is a whole world of cheese yet untapped by the even the most sophisticated cheese connoisseur. Join Liz Rubin, Cheese Buyer for Bi-Rite Market, to discover the best cheeses you’ve never had and learn why happy cows really DO come from California.
Corks + Curds: Cheeses and Wines of California - 7-9pm
Californians are spoiled by our stellar weather, our great produce and of course, our wine and cheese! The old adage of “what grows together, goes together” gets put to the test in this class showcasing the best of California cheeses and wines. Kirstin Jackson, author of It’s Not You, It’s Brie and a seasoned pairing maven, will introduce you to some great vintages and her favorite cheeses to pair them with. You’ll learn some fundamentals of getting a knock-out every time, all while enjoying the fruits (and curds) of our California bounty. Cheers!