Say Cheese with Some Upcoming Classes, Tastings, and Events

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Mmmmmmmmorbier. Photo courtesy of Cheeses of France.

Here are some upcoming cheese events for those of you seeking a gooey good time.

For a taste of all that is cheesy and French, head over to the 111 Minna Gallery on Saturday October 6th for a free sampling of French cheeses from Cheeses of France, a trade consortium. There will be five different French cheesemakers with samples of their goods, for a total of more than 20 cheese varieties to taste. (You can buy your favorites to take home.) You can also check out samples of French wine to pair with the cheeses, and chef Jason Fox of Commonwealth will be demonstrating cheese-based dishes that you can also sample. And this is pretty awesome, too: food sculptor KRAÏ will be crafting some “cheese art,” which sounds way more fun than ice sculpture. The event is totally free and goes from 10am-5pm. More information can be found at the Cheeses of France. 111 Minna St. at 2nd St.

At the Cheese School of San Francisco, October is American cheese month, in honor less of the individually wrapped rubbery wonders, but rather to celebrate domestic producers of fine cheeses. Author and cheese expert extraordinaire Laura Werlin will be teaching a domestically focused American Cheese & Wine class on Tuesday October 9th. The class will feature four of her favorite American-made cheeses, paired with four of her favorite domestic wines. The class will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and tickets are $75.

Then, on Monday December 10th, Laura Werlin will be back and cheesier than ever with Mac & Cheese + Grilled Cheese Please! Rather than choose between the classic grilled cheese sandwich and equally classic mac and cheese, she’ll just be offering samples of each. There will be four tastes of these gooey treats, plus wine pairings with each. The class will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and tickets are $75.

Both classes will take place at the Cheese School of San Francisco, at 2155 Powell St. at Francisco, 415-346-7530.