Belgium / 7:00
The Belgians love good food and drink. The Belgians say “In France food is a way of life, in Belgium it is an obsession.” The cheeses of Belgium are equally appreciated, though a bit harder to find in this country. The history of Cheese in Belgium goes back to the days of the Celts and in the middle ages the Trappist monks kept cheese production alive and influenced many modern styles of cheese we have today. And of course the importance of Belgium in the world of beer can’t be over stated with some of the best and most influential styles invented there. Cheeses ranging from washed rinds (favored by the monks) to modern day beer cheeses to mild edam type cheeses, not to mention the birth place of the famous Limburger cheese, all are delicious. We will of course be serving beer but, as Belgium was controlled by the Dukes of Burgundy for a considerable amount of time Burgundy wine is still very popular there and we will be serving some of those as well. $30
Slovenian wine Italian Cheese / 7:00
Not a wine region you usually think of? Well, think again. The “Goriška Brda” wine cellar was founded in 1957 as a cooperative and is still completely owned by its members. From its beginnings the wine cellar had a major impact on the economic development of the region and the lifestyle of the local people. The “Goriška Brda” wine cellar manages 1000 hectares of vineyards that spread half-way between the Adriatic and the Alps. On average every winegrower cultivates less than 2 hectares and thus takes care of each vine with devotion, resulting in a superior quality of grapes and wine. One of their leading principles is that quality is created in the vineyard. Located right on the Italian border (and controlled by Italy for quite some time) these wines are heavily influenced by north Italian wine production and taste wonderful with cheeses from the Veneto and Aldo Adige. Slovenia is an up and coming wine producer and this tasting will showcase its Italian roots and the bright future is has. Michael Doerfler will be here as a representative of the winery and will tell us about his wines and Slovenian wine production in general. A very unique area and a fantastic tasting! Slovenia! $30
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CHEESE SCHOOL POLICIES
YOU MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RESERVATION TO ATTEND CHEESE CLASS!!!
We cannot accommodate last minute additions and walk-ins as we plan seating and food and beverage amounts according to our reservation numbers.
Due to space limitations, we cannot accomodate parties larger than 6.
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We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for reservations to receive a refund. We will not issue refunds for ticket purchases for NO SHOWS to the classes.
We are no longer issuing credits towards other classes for cancellations. See policy above. However, we will honor all outstanding credits.