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  


Monday, October 27th, 6:30pm: Our Favorite Fall Ciders, $55.
Come celebrate the arrival of one of our favorite season by tasting through the autumnal abundance of newly pressed fruit ciders that are begging to be paired with some of our favorite cheeses.
 

Wednesday, October 29th, 6:30pm: Scary Cheeses, $55.
This Halloween season, join cheesemonger (and horror film buff) Adam for a tour of fiendishly pungent, complex washed-rind cheeses and ghoulishly rich and biting blues from Europe and the United States that will have you pulling the covers over your eyes. Of course, you'll enjoy several adult beverages to help shake the chill of terror off your mortal coil.


Sunday, November 2nd, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson, $65.
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. 


Wednesday, November 5th, 5:30pm: Queso Royale IX: Challenging Craft Beer Cellar, $55.
Tyler, a top cheesemonger at Formaggio Kitchen and consistent champion of Queso Royale, is sumoning Lee Movic, the brand manager and beer whiz from Craft Beer Cellar, to a duel of epic proportions. It will be a classic battle of cheese whiz vs. beer nerd. Queso Royale eatures five amazing rounds of next-level cheese pairing and is a chance for our cheese experts and their challengers to get creative.


Thursday, November 6th, 6:30pm: Selecting Your Holliday Wines, $55.
Join wine and cheese nerd Adam in tasting an array of wines perfect for your holiday feast. You'll sample wines that shine alongside the classic meats and fixins you'll see on your table this season.


Sunday, November 9th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101, $45.
Our most popular class! Our cheesemongers will help you broaden your knowledge of one of our favorite subjects. Learn the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate, and sample a few wines and beers for good measure.


Sunday, November 9th, 5:30pm: The Beautiful Science of Blues and Dessert Wines with Rachel Dutton, $55.
Join Harvard Microbiologist Rachel Dutton and Formaggio Cambridge Wine Buyer Rory as they explore the science of blue cheese and dessert wines. Rachel is an expert on Penicillium roqueforti and the array of flora and fauna we find in blue cheese. With the help of wine nerd and former cheesemaker Rory, you will learn how molds and microbes transform simple, raw ingredients into decadent delights.


Thursday, November 13th, 6:30pm: Road Trip through Artisnal New England, $55.
Join Rory, a native New Englander, and learn all about the flavors and smells that are wonderfully associated with New England. Rory will highlight his favorite local farms and their perfectly New England products - from cheese to local beer to preserves and maple syrups. Nibble on the delicious foods we have discovered on our New England travels and sip some of our favorite small production libations!


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.