Tastings and Events - Formaggio Kitchen South End

Boston Tastings and Classes

We love to welcome producers both local and international as well as winemakers and brewers to sample their products for our customers. Check our listings for weekend producer tastings.

We also offer a small number of classes here at our South End shop. These classes are listed below. If you are interested in our Cambridge classes, visit our Classes page.

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Upcoming Events

“Best of Formaggio” Wine & Cheese Class to Benefit the Blackstone Elementary School – Sunday, August 20th, 7pm

Join Formaggio Kitchen’s general manager Julie Cappellano, and cheese, wine and honey expert Marianne Staniunis for a wine and cheese class featuring our all time favorite Formaggio Kitchen products and pairings. Julie and Marianne will lead an intimate group through the tasting of 5+ wines and 10 cheeses, and will wax poetic about these wonderful foods they’ve fallen in love with at the shop and during their travels in France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain!

The best part of this delicious and educational class is that all of the profits from the class will be donated directly to The Blackstone Innovation School. The Blackstone is a public elementary school just a few blocks down from Formaggio Kitchen on Shawmut Avenue. This bright and cheerful school serves over 600 kids from our neighborhood, the majority of whom come from low-income families. They need our help to reinstate a number of programs that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts!

Spend a warm, summery evening tasting through the best wines and cheeses Formaggio has to offer, and support our local public school at the same time!

$100 per person, very limited space available. This intimate class takes place in our shop and is standing room only.
Check back soon – signup will be available asap on Eventbrite. 

Dog Days of Summer Organic Wine Tasting – Friday, July 21st, 5-7pm

Sample a few of our favorite organic and biodynamic wines on your way out of town for the weekend. Free to the public, 21 and over, only. 

Hot Weather Wines with Importer James Mucci – Friday, August 11th, 5-7pm

Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite summertime favorites from sunny Italy. Poured by James Mucci of Mucci Imports. Free to the public, 21 and over, only. 

Summertime Rose Wine Tasting – Friday, August 18th, 5-7pm

Think pink! Join us on this summery Friday evening to sample a host of our favorite rose wines poured by Jonathan of Ruby Wine Co. Free to the public, 21 and over. 

Wine & Cheese in Literature Class with Julie & Ross – Sunday, July 9th, 7-9pm

Join us for tasty tour of cheeses and wines featured in classic literature. Ross and Julie will be showing off favorite flavors and reading from passages by their favorite authors. Think Ernest Hemingway’s Champagne and Chablis, Isak Dinesen’s Caviar Romanoff, Edgar Allen Poe’s Amontillado, and P.G. Wodehouse’s “ghastly Gorgonzona”.

Tickets to this class will be available soon on Eventbrite. Class takes place at our South End location and is standing room only, $75 per person. 

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.


Honey & Cheese Class with Marianne – Sunday, July 23rd, 7-9pm

Marianne, our honey buyer and resident bee expert, will walk you through the process of honey making and show samples of 6 different honeys paired with some of her favorite cheeses. Marianne is in charge of our store’s local bee hive and also travels regularly to Uganda to participate in community beekeeping projects. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to taste and learn everything you ever wanted to know about honey and taste some great cheeses and wines too!

General Admission: $55 per person

NOTE: This class is held at our South End Boston store location and is standing room only. Please let us know if you or your guests have any allergies when you sign up. 

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.