The Mission Is Getting Cheesy

And when I say cheesy, I mean the good kind: the edible kind. And sometimes, the stinky kind! Mission Mission broke the news that Sarah Dvorak will be opening ~MISSION CHEESE~. She is hoping to open this combination cheese café and bar by March 2011, offering a wide variety of quality American artisan cheeses (with very few imports) that you’ll be able to enjoy with beer and wine. Dvoarak, a Wisconsin native, has worked the garde manger station at Jardinière, where she really fell in love with their cheese program. She left corporate retail last year and has been traveling around the U.S. since, exploring and meeting cheesemakers all over the country while getting ready to open her own space. It’s a new building, 30 seats total, including some outdoor seating. 736 Valencia St. at 18th St.

Tonight, Tuesday October 26th, Sarah Dvorak of Mission Cheese and ~LOCAL MISSION EATERY~ are partnering up to host Meet the Cheesemakers from 7pm-9pm. You’ll be able to meet four fairly new NorCal cheesemakers (Barinaga Ranch, Bohemian Creamery, Bleating Heart, and Nicasio Valley Cheese) and taste their cheeses, paired with local beer and wine. Tickets are limited, and cost $65.

And then on Friday October 29th, ~18 REASONS~ is hosting Raw Milk Blue Cheeses with Neal’s Yard Dairy. The educational class will focus on the tasting, making, selling, and differences between cheeses made with raw and pasteurized milk. (There will also be traditional English ale poured throughout the event). 6pm-8pm. $35 for 18 Reasons members; $45 for the general public.