Classes and Events

One of our popular cheese tasting classesOur popular cheese, wine, beer, and cooking classes offer an opportunity to learn from our expert staff while experiencing our best products and recipes. We also 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 half 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 


Thursday, August 7th, 6:30pm: Summer Farmhouse Ales and Saisons with Lauren Clark, $55.

Join Lauren Clark, scientist, former brewer, and beer historian, as she highlights some of her favorite New England summer beers. Not only will we discuss the history of the Saison, but we will also help you compose a perfect cheese plate to go alongside these summer ales. 


Sunday, August 10th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves, $65.
Go spelunking with Tyler, FK's cave manager, and Rory, our own science buff, and experienced Formaggio Kitchen instructor, and explore the science and secrets of our caves.


Sunday, August 17th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101, $55. 
Our cheesemongers will give you an introduction to the world of cheese, covering the basics: milk types, major styles, regional variations, and more.


Sunday, August 17th, 5:30pm: Turkish Cuisine II: Summer Seafood and Sides, $55.
Join authentic Turk Selma and global food junkie Adam for an afternoon sampling the luscious summer seafood of this culinary hot spot. Selma will demonstrate how to make some of her favorite main courses and amazing side dishes that are at their very best in the heat of the summer months.


Sunday, August 24th, 5:30pm: A Night In Provence, $55. 
Join resident Francophiles Rory and Adam for an evening of sampling what makes Provence such a culinary joy in the summer. You'll try the dishes that make Provence a world-class food region.


Thursday, September 4th, 6:30pm: Old World Showdown - France vs. Italy, $55.
When these two old-world powerhouses square off in matters of food and drink, there can be only one winner - you! Join Cambridge wine buyer and Italian fanatic Adam and French groupie Rory as they pit the finest cheeses and wines these countries have to offer against each other.


Sunday, September 7th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101, $45.
Our cheesemongers will give you an introduction to the world of cheese, covering the basics: milk types, major styles, regional variations, and more.


Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30pm: Queso Royale VIII - Taking on Ihsan, $65.
Tyler, the reigning champion of Queso Royale is going for the gold by challenging Ihsan Gurdal - original monger and owner of Formaggio Kitchen and we cannot wait! Queso Royale is the delicious competition that pits monger against monger, letting you choose the champion.


Sunday, September 14th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson, $65.
Go spelunking with Tyler, FK's cave manager, and Rory, our own science buff, and experienced Formaggio Kitchen instructor, and explore the science and secrets of our caves.  


Wednesday, September 17th, 6:30pm: Spices! From Allspice to Urfa, $55.
Join us for a flavor awakening with spice buyers Julia and Kim. The spice loving ladies will lead you through a comprehensive lesson in spice basics, covering important points like proper storage, differences between spices and herbs, when to toast, when to grind, and more. 

Sunday, September 21st, 5:30pm: Grilled Cheese Throwdown - Round II, $55.
In our last installment of "Grilled Cheese Throwdown" Adam won the title of cheesiest! James, an avid toaster is challenging Adam to round two! Join these culinary adventurers for another melty and delicious competition.You will sample your way through the rounds and the best part - you decide who wins!


Saturday, September 27th, 5:30pm: Pickling Autumn Produce, $55. 
Join Grace, our local produce enthusiast and avid home pickler, as she takes you through preserving some of the tastiest autumnal veggies. Grace will show you some of her tried and true pickling recipes and explain matching spices, vegetables, and brines. Hold on to Autumn with Grace's tips!


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.