The French Pickl'er / 7:00
We can pickle that. Fermentation, without it there is no cheese, bread, charcuterie or the alcohols we love to drink, not to mention great pickled preserves. The French Pickl’er will be on hand to take us through a tasting menu featuring their products! They will also give a demo on how to pickled eggs and make kimchi. They will be utilizing items from Saint James Cheese, Cleaver & Co, Bellegarde Bakery. You may have seen the Pickl’er around at the farmers markets and Hollygrove market, and also on our shelves. Kelle and Dan worked under Adolfo Garcia at A Mano resturant and hatched the plan that would become the French Pickl’er. They started off by getting their pickles onto the menu and shelves at Avenue Cafe on St. Charles and in the three years since, have been popping up all over the city. French Pickl’er is about the preservation of fruits and vegetables in order to extend the shelf life of nature’s freshest flavors possible. We will have a range of drinks to try and cover all the fermentation bases: coctails, sake, beer, cider and wine. This is going to be a tasting with some fantastic stuff from the French Pickl’er not to be missed! $35
Award Winners and 90+ Pointers (The Expert's Picks) / 7:00
In time for your big December feast (pick your religous holiday of choice) award winning cheeses and wines that ranked at least 90 points. We at St. James will be pairing cheeses that won top spots in this years American Cheese Society Conference awards as well as award winners from European Cheese Competions. Beth Reinhard (of Republic Distribution/Jackson Family Estates) will be bringing wines that scored at least 90 points or better from such sources as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Advocate. Cheese from all over the US and Europe and wines from all over the world. We will be looking at what the people who taste good things for a living have chosen as the top of each class. Bread provided by Bellegarde Bakery. Come get your holidays going with us! $40
Chocolate, Champagne, Cheese / 7:00
It has become a tradition at Saint James cheese to finish our yearly tasting calander with something special, a pairing of three of the greats chocolate, champagne, cheese. Cheryl Scripter the owner of Bittersweet Confections will be making choclate delights to pair with our cheese and Caleb Gettle of Republic Distribution will be bringing the bubbles. There is no better way to end a year than this. Cleaver & Co will be making dessert charcuterie, and Bellegarde Bakery will be providing their stunning breads. This tasting is always fantastic and always fills up fast. $50
about our events
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 accommodate parties larger than 6.
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