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, April 17th, 6:30pm: The Art of the Dumpling with Myers + Chang, $65.
Taste your way through dumplings inspired by Taiwanese soul food and Southeast Asian cuisine. What better way to stay warm in the remnants of winter than to fill your bellies and your hearts with rich, hearty dumplings. You will leave this class with a warmth in your stomach and a hand full of recipes.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm: A Few of Our Favorite Things, $55.
Join resident pairing nerd Adam for an evening of bringing some of our favorite foods together. You'll sample our world-class cheeses and wines paired with award-winning house-made pates, cured meats, and other charcuterie that will make you a believer!


Sunday, April 27th, 5:30pm: April in France: Culinary Traditions from Burgundy to Alsace, $55.
Students will taste their way across some of the finest cheeses, charcuterie, and regionally special dishes this world-class country has to offer. Of course, the experience wouldn't be complete without sampling some of France's spectacular wines.  


Wednesday, April 30th, 6:30pm: Beer + Cheese with Idle Hands Craft Ales, $55.
Join Chris, founder and head brewer of Idle Hands Craft Ales and Brad, Formaggio Kitchen cheese pro, for an edible lesson on the hows and whys of enjoying beer and cheese together. He'll plate up some of our favorite cheeses alongside a variety of beer styles to illustrate the toothsome and tasty potential of this kind of pairing.

Sunday, May 4th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves, $55.

Go spelunking with Tyler, FK's cave manager and Rory, our resident science buff, and explore the science and secrets of our caves. You'll head underground with them to view and discuss the crucial role these temperature- and humidity-controlled rooms play in cheese aging, storage, and maintenance, and round out the lesson by tasting a few examples of what you've learned.


Sunday, May 4th, 5:30pm: Spring in New England with Will Gilson of Puritan and Company, $65.
Join Will Gilson, Puritan and Company Chef and Owner, for a culinary look at one of the greatest seasons in one of our favorite places - home! Chef Gilson will prepare some of his favorite dishes showcasing his delicious interpretations of New England fare.


Saturday, May 10th, 11:00am: Brunch with Mom, $55.
Thank your mom in deed or spirit with a delicious brunch done Formaggio Kitchen-style. Spend a late morning with mama's boy Adam sampling all sorts of cheesy morsels made in honor of Mom.So finish your homework, clean behind your ears, and make your mother proud.  


Sunday, May 18th, 5:30pm: The Perfect Meal - Discovering Turkish Cuisine, $55.
Join Formaggio's very own Turkish authority Selma and global food enthusiast Adam for an evening tasting your way across this fantastic cuisine - pistachio, olive, paprika, lentils, sheep cheese, and so many other delicious foods to try! 

Sunday, May 18th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101, $45.

Our cheesemongers will help you broaden your knowledge of one of our favorite subjects. We will talk about the history and process of cheesemaking, and how our favorite modern-day cheesemakers (many of whom we have visited) are embracing artisan traditions.


Wednesday, May 28th, 6:30pm: Caramel Confections with EH Chocolatier, $65.
Join the ladies of EH Chocolatier, our favorite local confection artisans, and learn the techniques of making caramel and how the base is then transformed into delicious different confections based on what is added. The ladies will be demonstrating caramel, soft caramels, caramel sauce, brittle (and if we are lucky, buttercrunch!)


Saturday, May 31st, 4:30pm: Island Hopping - Caribbean Beach Party, $65.
Take a delicious exodus to Formaggio Kitchen for an afternoon spent with resident beach slackers Adam and James, eating and drinking the best of the sunny islands. Plenty of tropical beverages and reggae music will keep you in the spirit while you mingle the evening away. Flip-flops optional! 

 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.