Tastings and Events - Formaggio Kitchen South End

Boston Tastings and Classes

We love to welcome producers both local and international as well as winemakers and brewers to sample their products for our customers. Check our listings for weekend producer tastings.

We also offer classes here at our South End shop. These classes are listed below. If you are interested in our Cambridge classes, visit our Classes page.

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Upcoming Events

Cured Meats 101 – Sunday, October 22, 7:00pm

You’ve asked and we listened so here it is, our first meat focused class! We all know wine and cheese make the perfect pair but what about charcuterie? When done right, the combination of the three can create an entirely new flavor experience and we are excited to share our secrets with you. In this class David, our head cheese and meat buyer, will go in-depth into the process of making cured meats so that you have a better understanding of what flavors to look for when pairing them with cheese. As always, this multi-course sampling with be paired with wines and beer to complete the trifeca of our favorite foods!

Note: This class takes place at our South End location, 268 Shawmut Ave, and is standing room only, $65 per person. 

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

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Organic & Biodynamic Wine Tasting with Mise Imports – Friday, November 17th, 5-7pm

Stop in on Friday evening, November 17th for a sampling of three Thanksgiving-ready natural wines from France and Italy poured by our friend, importer David Mitchell of Mise Wine Imports. Free to the public, 21 and over. 

Thanksgiving Wines with Importer James Mucci – Saturday, November 18th, 4-6pm

Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite Thanksgiving table favorites from sunny Italy. Poured by James Mucci, owner of Mucci Imports. Free to the public, 21 and over, only. 

Warming Holiday Wines with James Mucci – Saturday, December 16th, 3-5pm

Join us on a wintery Saturday evening between 3pm and 5pm to sample a handful of lovely Italian wines perfect for holiday parties or for gifting. James Mucci, owner of Mucci Imports will be pouring and answering any questions you have about the winemaking techniques and the producers. Free to the public, 21 and over. 

Wine & Cheese in Literature Class with Julie & Ross – Sunday, November 5, 7-9pm

Join us for tasty tour of cheeses and wines featured in classic literature. Ross and Julie will be showing off favorite flavors and reading from passages by their favorite authors. Think Ernest Hemingway’s Champagne and Chablis, Isak Dinesen’s Caviar Romanoff, Edgar Allen Poe’s Amontillado, and P.G. Wodehouse’s “ghastly Gorgonzona”.

Note: This class takes place at our South End location, 268 Shawmut Ave, and is standing room only, $75 per person. 

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

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Hirsch Riesling Library Vintages with Terry Theise – Thursday, November 30th, 8:45pm

Join us for an intimate riesling class lead by importer and author Terry Theise. Terry will walk us through 4 vintages of the same wine, Hirsch’s biodynamic Riesling, all from the famous Gaisberg vineyard. The weathered mica schist of the Gaisberg, covered with brown earth, provides a nearly perfect soil for growing mineral-driven Rieslings. The grapes for this wine are grown according to biodynamic principles on terraces, and come from vines that are some forty years of age. Johannes Hirsch is regarded as one of the young, leading winemakers in Austria. Johannes makes wines with ambient yeast fermentation, whole cluster pressing, slow vinification, late bottling and release of the wines upon appropriate maturation.

 
Note: This class takes place at our South End location, 268 Shawmut Ave, and is standing room only, $75 per person. 

Please be aware of our cancellation policy.

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Winter Wine Tasting with David from Mise Imports – Friday, December 15th, 5-7pm

Join us for a sampling of tasty wines with our friend David Mitchell, owner of Mise Wine Imports. David will be pouring organic & biodynamic favorites from France and Italy. Free to the public, 21 and over only.