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 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 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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Saturday, December 6th, 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, Decemeber 7th, 5:30pm: Brave the Caves: A Subterranean Cheese Seminar, $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!

Sunday, December 7th, 5:30pm: Italian Holiday Cuisine, $55. 
Join Adam, one of our top cheesemongers, and discover exciting new dishes that you can add to your own traditional holiday meal. Adam will examine the intricacies of a carefully crafted Italian holiday meal. It wouldn't be a holiday party without sharing delightful Italian wines.  

Wednesday, December 10th, 6:30pm: Quintessential New England with Jeremy Sewall of Lineage, $55.
Join award-winning Boston chef Jeremy Sewall as he discusses his new book, The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes. Join Chef Sewall as he cooks his way through some of his book and escorts you on your own personal culinary adventure with farmers, fishermen, and brewers that are quintessential New England.

Sunday, December 14th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101 - December 2014, $45.
Our most admired class! During this casual and welcoming class, learn the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate, and sample a few wines and beers for good measure.

Monday, January 5th, 6:30pm: Grilled Cheese Throw Down - Round III, $55.
Our third installment of Grilled Cheese Throw Down. Adam, the reigning champ will take on comical cheesemonger Chris. You will have the chance to decide who lands the knockout victory. 

Wednesday, January 7th, 6:30pm: Smoked and Cured Board with Chef Francisco Millan and Megan Parker-Gray from Row 34, $55. 
Row 34's Chef de Cuisine, Francisco Millan and Beer Director Megan Parker-Gray will show you the intricacies of creating a beautiful smoked and cured board.  

Sunday, January 11th, 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!

Wednesday, January 14th, 6:30pm: Old World versus New World: Cheese, Wine, and Beer, $55.
Join our resident world traveler Adam as he pairs the finest cheeses, wines, and beers from Europe and the United States. Put your taste buds to the ultimate test and help determine the winner of this tasting competition.  

Sunday, January 18th, 5:30pm: Cheese 101 - January 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, January 21st, 6:30pm: Winter Wonderland (of Cheese!), $55. 
Winter is the best time to enjoy the heartier things in life, and wine and cheese should definitely be at the top of that list. Join cheese & wine nerd Adam to taste amazing cheeses built for the cold weather. 

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.  


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.