2016 – 2017 Schedule

November 17 – 21, 2016, Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
Spanish Cheese Station

November 30, Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
Humber College Spanish Cheese Seminar

February 16, 2017, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans
Cheese for the Winter Pantry

March 30, 2017, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans
La Dolce Vita

May 11, 2017, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans
Best of Ontario

 


CLASSES

Join Julia Rogers for entertaining and educational cheese and wine/beer classes.

Night School for Cheese Fans

Enhance your cheese knowledge and appreciation, while enjoying Leslieville Cheese Market's flavourful wares at this series of fun, tasty and informative classes. Each one-hour class costs $30 and includes the opportunity to save %10 on all cheese purchases. Special class rates occasionally apply. Reservations required. See individual class descriptions below.

The Leslieville Cheese Market is located at 891 Queen Street East (Queen and Logan). Call 416-465-7143 for more information and reservations.

Thursday, February 16
Cheese for the Winter Pantry

Look forward to staying in and eating well for the cold season as you sample robust, full-flavoured cheeses that work as accompaniments and ingredients for stews, gratins and other rib-sticking winter fare. Get ready to hibernate prepared! A glass of full-bodied red wine will be on hand.

Thursday, March 30
La Dolce Vita

Take a tour of Europe’s sunny South, with classic Mediterranean cheeses, cured meats and accompaniments (including wine).

Thursday, May 11
Best of Ontario

The local cheese scene has never been more interesting for Toronto fans of fromage. Join us for a sampling of some of the latest, tastiest flavours. P.S. Ontario wines are world-class too…

Click here for tasting notes from previous classes



EVENTS

New Events to come!...



UPDATES

Private Professional Development for Cheese Retailers

Cheese Culture now offers the following educational opportunities for cheese professionals:

Cheese Fundamentals for Retailers
A five-hour (two session) course that develops product knowledge and customer service skills. Lectures, discussions, tastings and activities cover the following topics:

  • Cheese history, production, ingredients, families, regions and current issues
  • Sensory appreciation of cheese and communication of cheese flavour
  • Advising consumers about cheese selection, storage and service for optimal enjoyment

Materials and presentation are adapted to the retailer’s inventory, learning goals and existing level of knowledge. The course is on-site and at the client’s convenience.

Wine for Cheese Professionals
A five-hour (two session) course that provides fundamentals for understanding wine. Lectures, discussions, tastings and activities cover the following topics:

  • Sensory appreciation of wine based on a strategic approach to tasting
  • Overview of grape varieties, flavour profiles and major styles
  • Theory and application of food and wine pairing principles with an emphasis on cheese
  • Instruction leading to the WSET Foundation Certificate is also available. Ask for more information about this internationally recognized credential.

Materials and presentation are adapted to the retailer’s inventory, learning goals and existing level of knowledge. The course is on-site and at the client’s convenience.

Master Classes for Cheese Retailers
Customized educational seminars and workshops for retail teams with specific learning goals. Topics include, but are not limited to: advanced cheese and wine pairing, regional or seasonal cheese focuses, cheese catering and gift programs.

Contact us to find out more.


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