Classes and Events

One of our popular cheese tasting classesOur popular cheese, wine, beer, and charcuterie classes offer an opportunity to learn from our expert staff while experiencing our best products and recipes. We frequently welcome our friends from the food and beverage community for cooking demonstrations and classes. From sessions on culture and cuisine to lessons on basics of tasting and pairing cheese, wine, and beer, the Formaggio Kitchen classroom is always a lively, delicious experience.

Classes usually run an hour and thirty minutes to two hours. Most classes are held at our Classroom Annex, located at 67 Smith Place in Cambridge. (Click here for directions to the Classroom Annex.) We occasionally hold classes at our Huron Avenue location, and we conduct a short tour of our cheese caves at the end of sessions held there. Please make note of the location of your class.

To purchase a spot, select the class you are interested in from the list below and register online, or call 617-354-4750. Please have your credit card number ready. If you have any questions, please email classes@formaggiokitchen.com. Lastly, please make note of our cancellation policy.

For any classes or events involving tastings of beer or wine, we validate legal age of our participants.

We regularly serve wine, beer, and other non-cheese items at our classes. Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of the class if you have any dietary restrictions by calling 617-354-4750.

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 CLASSES + EVENTS    


Saturday, January24th, 5:30pm: Mediterranean Snacks and Starters, $55.
Stop overlooking your appetizers! Join Nicole and Selma on a culinary adventure through the Mediterranean as they explore holiday hors d'oeuvres that will spice up your party. They will create perfect dishes that everyone can enjoy during their next holiday party. 
 

Sunday, January 25th, 5:30pm: Wine 101 - January 2015, $55. 
Join James, Formaggio's own sommelier, for an evening full of wine (and cheese). During this introductory course you with learn all the basics from wine tasting and wine pairing to familiarizing yourself with the main grape growing regions from around the world.
 

Sunday, February 1st, 5:30pm: Adventures in Alsace, $55.
Join Adam as he explores the fantastically rich cuisine and beautifully complex wines from Alsace that are perfect for the chillier winter months. 
 

Sunday, February 8th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson, $65.
Go underground with Chris, our comical cheesemonger and Rory, our resident science buff, to explore the science and secrets that are hidden in our caves. You'll learn the crucial role temperature and humidity plays in cheese aging, storage, and maintenance. There will be samples!
 

Saturday, February 14th, 5:30pm: The Perfect Pair, $55.
Celebrate all things lovely and join Adam and James for a special evening of Valentine's Day matchmaking! You'll taste a range of wines perfectly paired with our favorite cheeses, chocolates, and other special treats ranging from the classic (think sparkling wines with rich triple creme cheeses) to the more unusual!
 

Monday, February 16th, 6:30pm: Mastering the Classics - 2015, $55.
Join Adam as he delves into the history of a selection of famous cheeses and wines, and taste why we always come back to these gastronomic icons.
 

Thursday, February 19th, 6:30pm: Travel the Globe with Ten Table's Chef Cooper, $55.
Chef de Cuisine, Eric Cooper will discuss why he got into cooking and what he enjoys most about being a chef. Sample some of his delicious dishes. 


Sunday, February 22nd, 5:30pm: Cheese 101 - February 2015, $45. 
Our most popular class! Learn the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate during this friendly and informal class. The class concludes by sampling a few wines and beers for good measure. 
 

Thursday, February 26th, 6:30pm: Cheese 201 - February 2015, $55. 
This revamped class will feature more complex pairings and will delve into even more intense flavors. Push your senses during this next step to learning about cheese.
 

Sunday, March 8th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson - March 2015, $65.
Go underground with Chris, our comical cheesemonger and Rory, our resident science buff, to explore the science and secrets that are hidden in our caves. You'll learn the crucial role temperature and humidity plays in cheese aging, storage, and maintenance. There will be samples!
 

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:30pm: Spiced Snacks and Beverages to Fight Off Winter Doldrums, $55.
Join Kim, our spice buyer and Rob, our tea buyer for an evening full of flavor. They will explore the world's best herbs and spices, from bold and awakening to mellow and calming. Kim and Rob will share with you all their best antidotes to vanishing those winter blues. 
 

Friday, March 13th, 6:30pm: A Few of Our Favorite Things: Charcuterie, Cheese, and Wine, $55.

Think you have perfected your cheese board skills? Did you remember to add charcuterie along with the cheese? No? Why not!? This class highlights why charcuterie has a place on your cheese board. Join Adam as he explores prosciutto, cured meats, and Formaggio Kitchen's own award-winning home-made pates.
 

Sunday, March 15th, 5:30pm: An Edible Trek: Journey through the Pyrénées, $55.
Join Adam for an evening of tasting amazing foods from the Basque, Catalonian, and Midi-Pyrénées regions of France. Blending the country casseroles from Southern France with the spicy cuisine of Spain, this region has its own distinct flavors. Sample chorizo, cassoulet, sheep milk cheeses and many dishes from the Pyrénées.


Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30pm: French Cooking with a New England Twist with Chef Matthew Gaudet from West Bridge, $55. 
Join Chef de Cuisine Matthew Gaudet as he explores French cuisine with some New England panache. Chef Gaudet will create healthy dishes that can be made at home using local ingredients from your own neighborhood grocery store. 
 

Sunday, March 22nd, 5:30pm: Cheese 101 - March 2015, $45.
Our most popular class! Learn the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate during this friendly and informal class. The class concludes by sampling a few wines and beers for good measure. 
 

Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30pm: The Art of Taste, $55. 
Use your five senses during this class to explore the intricacies behind your favorite flavors in wine and cheese. Adam will have you sampling different "experiments" as you discover the limits of your own palate.
  

CLASS POLICIES


Our schedule of classes is a living, breathing thing and we sometimes add new classes due to customer interest and we sometimes (rarely!) cancel a class due to low enrollment. If we must cancel a class, we will notify those who signed up and we will happily offer you a credit for another class of your choice.

If a class is sold out, you can still be added to a waiting list. If a spot opens up, we will call the people on our wait list in order.


Cancellation Policy
For individual classes: If you are unable to attend a class, please let us know at least 48 hours before the class is scheduled to take place and we will give you a full refund or a credit for a future class. If you let us know within 48 hours of the class, we will refund the class fee less a $20 charge. For classes $50 and more, the charge is $30. If you don't let us know in advance of the class, you are not entitled to any refund or credit.