Spring 2016 Schedule

February 11, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans (East)
Dessert Cheese

March 31, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans (East)
La Belle Province

May 12, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans (East) Cheese in the British Empire

June 16, 7:30 pm, Night School for Cheese Fans (East) Summer Beer and Cheese


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 (East) is located at 891 Queen Street East (Queen and Logan). Call 416-465-7143 for more information and reservations. The Leslieville Cheese Market (Donlands) is located at 381 Donlands Ave. Call 416-422-2227 for more information and reservations. The Leslieville Cheese Market (North) is located at 10 Sydenham Street, Flesherton, ON. Call 519-924-9900 for more information and reservations.

Thursday, February 11
Dessert Cheese
(East Market)
Beat the February blahs and pick up ideas for Valentine's Day at this evening of wonderful sweet and salty flavours. Enjoy a range of cheeses paired with condiments, cake, chocolate and an after-dinner tipple or two.

Thursday, March 31
La Belle Province
(East Market)
Québec is where the current Canadian craft-cheese renaissance began, and that province continues to offer the greatest range and number of offerings, both classic and innovative. Join us to explore the delicious wares of our maître-fromager neighbours.

Thursday, May 12
Cheese in the British Empire (East Market)

In anticipation of Victoria Day, we’re presenting a line-up of U.K. Cheddars, “territorials” and blue cheeses, along with traditional accompaniments. Enjoy some fabulous flavours as you learn about the origins and evolution of British cheese making, and its significance within Canadian cheese history.

Thursday, June 16
Summer Beer and Cheese (East Market)

Smart drinkers know that beer and cheese is a spectacular combination, but die-hard “wine only” folks sometimes miss out. There is no better time than summer to explore the pairing potential of various beer styles with cheeses of all varieties. If you thought wine and cheese was the only way to go, come join us for an evening that is sure to change your mind.

Click here for tasting notes from previous classes



EVENTS

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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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