Cheese101 Classes

In collaboration with Steve Jones’ Cheese Bar, cheesemongers’ Madilyn Dillen and Sarah Mooney are bringing a comprehensive collection of cheese courses to Portland beginning this fall. From Introduction to Cheese Tasting and Pairings to a more in-depth focus on specific regions, styles and artisanal cheese makers, Madilyn and Sarah will be your guides on your cheese journey.
PNW CheesesPacific Northwest Cheese
October 5, 2015
Take a closer look at the rich diversity of cheeses made right here in our backyard. Pacific Northwest Cheeses range in style and milk and are produced by some of the best cheese makers in the country. In this 2 hour class, you will learn about where it all began, what makes us unique and taste a few of our favorites!


Spanish CheeseSpanish Cheeses
Nov 2, 2015
In this month’s cheese class, we will travel to the dynamic terroir of Spain.  From Menorca to La Mancha, we will explore a wide variety of cheeses and taste how the Mediterranean climate effects flavor, texture and appearance. Not only will we discover the multi-faceted qualities of Spanish cheeses, but we will also explore traditional Spanish cheese-making methods and learn a little history about how it made its way to us. Get ready to envelop yourself in quince paste, Manchego and so much more!


French CheeseFrench Cheeses
December 7, 2015
Bonjour! In our French cheese class, we will explore a wide variety of styles, strengths and textures from all around France. Discover the nuances of a ripe creamy Camembert to the delicate profile of Alpine cheese and get ready to sniff, taste and shout, “Se magnifique!”