Classes and Events
Our popular cheese, wine, beer, and charcuterie classes offer an opportunity to learn from our expert staff while experiencing our best products and recipes. We 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 thirty minutes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, February 26th, 6:30pm: Cheese 201 - February 2015, $55.
This revamped class will feature more complex pairings and will delve into even more intense flavors. Push your senses during this next step to learning about cheese.
Join Adam as he explores the fantastically rich cuisine and beautifully complex wines from Alsace that are perfect for the chillier winter months.
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, March 11th, 6:30pm: Spiced Snacks and Beverages to Fight Off Winter Doldrums, $55.
Join Kim, our spice buyer and Rob, our tea buyer for an evening full of flavor. They will explore the world's best herbs and spices, from bold and awakening to mellow and calming. Kim and Rob will share with you all their best antidotes to vanishing those winter blues.
Friday, March 13th, 6:30pm: A Few of Our Favorite Things: Charcuterie, Cheese, and Wine, $55.
Think you have perfected your cheese board skills? Did you remember to add charcuterie along with the cheese? No? Why not!? This class highlights why charcuterie has a place on your cheese board. Join Adam as he explores prosciutto, cured meats, and Formaggio Kitchen's own award-winning home-made pates.
Join Adam for an evening of tasting amazing foods from the Basque, Catalonian, and Midi-Pyrénées regions of France. Blending the country casseroles from Southern France with the spicy cuisine of Spain, this region has its own distinct flavors. Sample chorizo, cassoulet, sheep milk cheeses and many dishes from the Pyrénées.
Join Chef de Cuisine Matthew Gaudet as he explores French cuisine with some New England panache. Chef Gaudet will create healthy dishes that can be made at home using local ingredients from your own neighborhood grocery store.
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, March 25th, 6:30pm: The Art of Taste, $55.
Use your five senses during this class to explore the intricacies behind your favorite flavors in wine and cheese. Adam will have you sampling different "experiments" as you discover the limits of your own palate.
Join Adam for a lesson in goat cheese varieties, production styles, traditions, and wine pairing principles. Local and European goat cheeses will be explored and sampled.
Go underground with Chris, our Assistant Cave Manager and Rory, our resident science buff, to explore the science and secrets that are hidden in our caves beneath our retail store.
Based loosely on Dante's Inferno, join Adam and James as they explore nine levels of scary, smelly, and bizarre cheeses. Put your taste buds to the test and see if you can last through all nine levels.
Saturday, April 18th, 5:30pm: Wine 101 - April 2015, $55.
Back by popular demand! Join Rory and James as they explore the complexities that make wine extraordinarily unique and delicious.
Join Adam on a culinary tour through various regions of France. Sample a carefully selected arrangement of artisanal French cheeses and wines.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm: Add Some Spring to Your Salad with Winter Citrus, $55.
Join Selma and Andrea to learn how winter citrus and homemade salad dressing can freshen up any boring salad.
Learn the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate during this friendly and informal class.
Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30pm: A World of Honey, $55.
Join Julia and a local beekeeper as you taste your way around the world of honey while learning how important local bee cultivation can be in your own neighborhood environment.
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.
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.