2017 CHEESE CLASSES
We love to talk cheese almost as much as we like to eat it. Maybe it’s just us, but the whole cheese-making process, and the stories behind the makers, is udderly (sorry) fascinating. The theme changes from month to month, but most classes feature about 5 cheeses paired with one wine (or beer, or honey, or...you get the idea). Our entire 2017 Cheese Class Calendar is now up! And we might still add a few additional classes throughout the year, so be sure to check back here and there. We put tickets up for sale on our website 1 - 3 months in advance, or you can always purchase tickets in our shop. Please read our Cancellation Policy & Seating Request Policy before making your purchase. We hope you can join us in 2017 for what is always a fun & delicious evening!
France. Cheese. As Charles de Gaulle once said: how can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese? Given that variety, one can't just do a 'cheeses of France' tasting. This month, we'll be zeroing in on the delicious cheeses from the northern-most regions of France, land of rolling green hills, cream and butter! And along with these amazing cheeses we'll be serving the regional preferred libation ~ sparkling cider!
Join us in August for a stroll through the Tuscan sun! The rolling green hills of Tuscany happen to produce some incredible cheeses. Sheep's milk rules in this part of the cheese world. So get ready for some flavorful, buttery, delicious cheeses that work incredibly with Sangiovese as a matter of fact. So please join us for what is sure to be a delicious evening!
CHEESE & WINE GET TOGETHERS
Looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon while enjoying cheese & wine? Our lovely mountain-view patio is available for pre-arranged Cheese & Wine Get Togethers from 3pm - 6pm on Saturday afternoons, to do just that! For as few as 6 people & up to 10, you and your friends can enjoy three themed cheeses, each of which will be paired with a bottle of wine. Starting at a flat rate of $250, the following is included:
- 3 plated cheeses with dried fruits & nuts + sliced baguette
- 3 bottles of paired wines from our selection
- 15 - 20 minute presentation by Kathryn, Michael or one of our knowledgeable cheese mongers about the cheeses and wines
- Appetizer plates, napkins & water (still or sparkling available)
- Exclusive use of our communal table on our mountain view patio for 2 hours
- Should you want to add on a few more platters, we can easily do that! Visit our catering page to see the options available.
- Celebrating a special occasion? You can also order desserts or a cake to be served after your cheese! Click here to view our cake menu.
Have more than 10 people? We do rent out our patio area for groups. It starts at $225 for 2.5 hours and there are several food & beverage options available through our cafe or catering department. The patio currently seats 18 people comfortably and is available 7 days a week. To view our catering & platter options, please click here. And if this is a celebration, we can also supply a custom cake for you! Please click here to view our current cake offerings and pricing.
For additional questions or to inquire about rental dates, please contact Kathryn.
A FULl EVENING OF Cheese & Wine
Need a fun event for a group of 12-25? Well, our private cheese & wine classes are a unique and delicious option. Starting at $65/person, our private classes include 3 cheese "flights" with 3 cheeses and one wine per flight. The fourth & final flight is typically a blue cheese followed by handmade chocolates paired with a dessert wine. But really, we can customize any private class menu to your desire. Private classes typically last 2-3 hours with a 30-minute intermission where we serve salad & charcuterie. For more details, please contact Kathryn.
Cheese Around Town
In addition to classes in the shop, we're often doing different tastings and events around town or in Santa Ynez Valley with various wineries. We'll post upcoming events in 2017 as they get scheduled!