This Week in Cheese Classes

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Friday, July 13

Bastille Day: French Cheese & Wine
Daphne Zepos
Celebrate Bastille Day this year by indulging in a great summer selection of French cheese and wine and learning all about the history of this revolutionary holiday. Join our Fromagère and Sommelier for a night of tasting, stories, and revolution!
Where: Artisanal Cheese Center, 500 West 37th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How Much: $75.00
Reservations: Click to register

Monday, July 16

Cheese & Wine 101
Max McCalman
In this single session class, Max provides a roadmap for matching various cheese types with the wines that best suit them. He introduces cheese basics, including milk types, textures and flavors as well as how to shop for, care for, and serve fine cheeses. Then he guides you through choosing wines that complement each cheese type. You'll be invited to sample some of the cheese and wine pairings and discover marriages that suit your own personal taste.
Where: Artisanal Cheese Center, 500 West 37th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How Much: $75.00
Reservations: Click to register

Why We Love American Cheese
“American Cheese” brings to mind the yellow Kraft singles we’ve all grown up with. We want to change that association by inviting you to taste excellent artisanal cheeses made by talented American cheese makers. It’s almost your patriotic duty to come to this tasting!
Where: Zingerman's Next Door Café, 422 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI
When: 7pm-9pm
How Much: $20
Reservations: Cal 734-663-3400

Tuesday, July 17

(Blue) Christmas in July
Tim Ensor & Ben Granger
Sampling five well-aged Belgian Christmas beers: Van Den Bossche Kerst Pater, N'ice Chouffe, De Dolle Stille Nacht, Delirium Noel, Gouden Carolus Noel. Paired with five blue cheeses: Point Reyes Farmstead Blue, Organic Gorgonzola Dulce, Bleu des Basques, Roquefort Papillon, Rogue River Blue.
Where: Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
When: 7pm
How Much: Complimentary
Reservations: Please arrive by 6:30pm, seating is "first come, first served."

Mystery of the Caves
Zoe Brickley
See why Conde Nast Traveler named Murray's Cheese Caves one of the 50 Coolest Places to see in the world. Murray's affineur Zoe Brickley shares the world of cheese caves with you. Take a tour of the subterranean caves at Murray's and find out exactly what goes on in there. Learn about basic affinage practices and the elementary science behind what happens to cheeses as they age.
Where: Murray’s Cheese, 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY
When: 6:30-8:00 PM
How much: $75.00
Reservations: Click to register

Thursday, July 19

Cheese & Wine Pairing
We will be starting out with a German Riesling and moving on to a selection of wine from Spain. Marshall Jorgensen of Classical Wines will be here answer any of those burning questions you have about regions, grape varietals, labels and wineries to visit if you have an upcoming trip planned to Spain. Did I mention that delicious cheese from Spain will be paired with these wines? Parking is still available on the street or in the Fisher Plaza parking garage. The entrance is conveniently located on John Street and we still validate. 4th Avenue, on the South side of Denny Avenue in the lovely Belltown neighborhood is also an option. It's a short scenic walk.
Where: The Cheese Cellar, 100 4th Ave. N, Suite 150, Seattle, WA
When: 5-7pm
More information: 206-404-2743

Italian Cheese & Wine
Daphne Zepos
Artisanal celebrates the unique combinations of Italy's best vintners and cheesemakers. Join industry expert and acclaimed Affineur Daphne Zepos as she leads a discovery into Italy's wealth of luxurious cheeses. From the abundant meadows of the Piedmont to the sparser plains south of the Tyrrhenian Mountains, each cheese is as distinctive as its home geographic region. Deliciously paired wines enhance this exquisite sampling of the very finest pecorini, caprini, and formaggi a latte di mucca.
Where: Artisanal Cheese Center, 500 West 37th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How Much: $75.00
Reservations: Click to register

Cheese 101
Nora Singley
Do you love cheese? Of course. Do you want to know more about it? Of course. Cheese 101 is the best place to start. Sit and relax over a plate of some of Murray's best cheeses as Nora Singley, Murray's Wholesale Manager, bares the basics. Leave with your new-found knowledge and order with a new kind of know-how the next time you're at our cheese counter!
Where: Murray’s Cheese, 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY
When: 6:30-8:00 PM
How much: $50.00
Reservations: Click to register

Upcoming

The Master Class: Intensive Class for Professionals
2 & 1/2 Day Seminar
Daphne Zepos & Max McCalman
This intensive, 2 & 1/2 day seminar is specially designed for cheese-lovers and professionals living outside New York City. Covering the full spectrum of cheese from milk types to cheese-making, affinage to appreciation, this program also places an emphasis on service, selection, and proper care of cheeses for the foodservice professional.
Where: Artisanal Cheese Center, 500 West 37th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
When: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2007, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How Much: $1,200.00
Reservations: Click to register

Fromage et Bière
Fromage et vin? Non! Welcome to the new French Paradox. If you thought wine paired perfectly with your French favorites, then prepare to have your mind blown. Chris Munsey, Murray's Wholesale Manager and beer enthusiast, helps French beers step out of the wine world's shadow as he pairs them up with French cheeses.
Where: Murray’s Cheese, 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY
When: July 23rd, 2007, 6:30-8:00 PM
How much: $65.00
Reservations: Click to register

New World Riffs on Old World Cheese
Aaron Foster
Take a culinary journey with Aaron Foster, manager of our Fromagerie and all-around cheese whiz, as he guides you through new world interpretations of old world classics.
Where: Whole Foods Bowery, 95 East Houston Street, New York, NY
When: July 24th, 2007, 7-8pm
How much: $20.00
Reservations: Click for more info

Cheese & Wine 101
Max McCalman
In this single session class, Max provides a roadmap for matching various cheese types with the wines that best suit them. He introduces cheese basics, including milk types, textures and flavors as well as how to shop for, care for, and serve fine cheeses. Then he guides you through choosing wines that complement each cheese type. You'll be invited to sample some of the cheese and wine pairings and discover marriages that suit your own personal taste.
Where: Artisanal Cheese Center, 500 West 37th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY
When: July 25th, 2007, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
How Much: $75.00
Reservations: Click to register

Summer Wines, Local Fruits, Vegetables & Di Bruno Bros. Cheeses
It is our pleasure to present this elegant selection of white and rose wines from Winebow’s illustrious portfolio with an array of local tree fruits, berries, and vegetables supplied by the Fair Food Project. This informative and educational classroom session will feature nine wines accompanied with fresh dishes from our kitchen. There will also be a variety of summer chevres and pecorinos. A Di Bruno Bros. cheese specialist and expert from Winebow, along with the Director of Fair Food will be discussing these wonderful products and the advantage of buying locally.
Where: DiBruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Phila., PA
When: July 26th, 6pm-8pm
How much: $40
Reservations: Call 215-665-9220 x 237

American Beer & Cheese
Alan Jestice & Tom Van Voorhees
Join Tom Van Voorhees, Fairway Cheese Department Manager and American cheese advocate, for a tasting of this country's cheese gems, all of which can stand up to your European favorites. And have you heard that "beer and cheese" is the new "wine and cheese?" We've teamed Tom up with his buddy Alan Jestice, co-owner of the Blind Tiger Ale House and beer aficionado, to showcase a flight of six American craft beers (and we don't mean Bud) to match.
Where: Murray’s Cheese, 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY
When: July 26th, 2007, 6:30-8:00 PM
How much: $65.00
Reservations: Click to register