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, 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! 


Sunday, October 12th, 5:30pm: Oktoberfest! $55.
For more than two weeks, over six million people will eat wurst, schnitzel, and drink heroic amounts of fantastic German bier. Little do they know they're missing out on the best cuisine Germany has to offer! Don't make that mistake. Join Adam and Ross (Oktoberfest fanatics) and taste your way across this country's spectacular (and often under-appreciated) cuisine.  
 

Sunday, October 12th, 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.  


Sunday, October 19th, 5:30pm: Feast of Fall, $55.
As the days grow shorter and the air takes on a bit of a chill in the evenings, we bid farewell to summer and take full advantage of all that fall in New England has to offer. Apples, pumpkins, shelling beans, winter squash...the list goes on and on. Join autumn advocates James and Adam for an evening sampling cuisine made from local ingredients. You'll taste dishes both sweet and savory, and every one of 'em deelish.
 

Sunday, October 19th, 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.
 

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30pm: Trick or Treat - Goulish Goodies for a Grown-up Halloween, $55.
Kim and Rob will send you on your way with a satisfied sweet tooth, an arsenal of halloween recipes and your own personally decorated cheesecake. Costumes not required - but highly encouraged!
 

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.
 

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.