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FireFly Farms Vertical Cheese Tasting + Wine Pairings
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

FireFly Farms Vertical Cheese Tasting + Wine Pairings

From fresh chèvre to parmigiano reggiano, age plays a huge role in the flavor and texture of cheese. We've teamed up with our friends at FireFly Farms (from Accident, MD) for a class that focuses on the effects of time on cheese. We'll taste multiple batches of the same recipe - from fresh, just cut curds to supremely gooey and ripe wheels - in the hopes of better understanding the lifecycle of some of our favorite cheeses. Oh yeah, add in the fact that we're going to pair those cheese with some wines that showcase a different side of some of your favorite styles/grapes and it should be an educational and supremely tasty night.

FireFly Farms makes artisanal, hand-made (mostly goat) cheese in Western Maryland. They work directly with farmers located to source all milk from within a 30 mile radius of their creamery. Using time-honored methods; their cheeses are scooped, turned, salted, washed, brushed, and wrapped by hand and are composed of 4 simple ingredients: milk, bacterial cultures, rennet, and salt.

Ticket price includes 7 cheeses and a flight of 4 wines. This is a 21+ event.
Tickets can be purchased here.

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Sheep's Milk Cheeses + Natural Wine Pairing Class
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sheep's Milk Cheeses + Natural Wine Pairing Class

Despite the nursery rhymes of the black sheep, sheep are not bred just for wool. In fact, their milk is used in some of the world's most well known cheeses. Cheesemonger Bianka Michalski will guide you through a tasting of five different styles of cheeses from different regions of Europe and the United States to learn more about the cultural and geographical significance of sheep's milk cheese, as well as learning its wonderful tasting notes. 

AND for a very special treat, we have invited Remy Samuels of Plant Wines to pour 5 natural wines that pair incredibly with our cheese selections. Remy will enlighten us on what makes a wine natural, from farming and viticultural practices to aging and bottling. 

Ticket prices includes tastes of 5 cheeses and 5 wines. This is a 21+ event.
Tickets can be purchased here.

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BBQ Cheeses Class
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

BBQ Cheeses Class

No BBQ is complete without the perfect cheese for your salad, burger, or even for the grill! Want to learn more about how to complete all your summer parties with the perfect cheese? Join Cheesemonster on July 14 to chat about the best cheeses to round out your BBQs at home and to surprise your BBQ hosts with, while learning some basics about your favorite summer cheeses. We'll cover cheeses that are at home in a fruit salad, the cheese that is the tangiest addition to your turkey burgers, and the cheese that'll make for a fun appetizer. We'll even help you impress vegetarians with a grilled cheese that is a fun alternative to veggie burgers. Your class will include tastings of 5 cheeses, and we'll make sure you leave with the knowledge you need to pick the best cheese for all your summer parties. 

Wine and beer will be available for purchase, but not included in ticket price.

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Summer Wine & Cheese Pairing at Weygandt Wine Shop
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Wine & Cheese Pairing at Weygandt Wine Shop

We're excited to partner with Weygandt Wines in Cleveland Park for a special Summer Wine and Cheese Pairings class! You'll taste a flight of five premium cheeses paired with five specially selected Weygandt wines, with a discussion about what makes each pairing special. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2KCPA9x

On the tasting table:

  • Allegheny Chevre paired with Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy Sancerre Les Coutes (2017)

  • Buffalo Mozzarella paired with Tenuta Olim Bauda Gavi (2017)

  • Brabander Goat Gouda paired with Chateau de Manissy Tavel Cuvée des Lys Rosé (2018)

  • Kirkham's Lancashire paired with Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Origine Vieilles Vignes (2017)

  • Bayley Hazen Blue paired with Alain Ignace Muscat Beaumes de Venise, "Le Péché d'Emilie" (2014)

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