Cheese School

Learn how to pair cheeses with foods. Learn how to pair wines with cheeses. Challenge your palate to detect the subtleties between a fresh cheese and a bloomy one, a blue cheese and a semi-soft one. Below is a schedule of Cheese School events to help expand your cheese horizons – and have a deliciously fun time doing it!

Did you know that Yankee Magazine named our Cheese School of CT a “2016 Best Attraction in Connecticut”? We hope you will join us for a class soon!

Fondue Pop-Up Dinner at Wakeman Town Farm

What’s better than hot, gooey cheese to ring in the New Year? Join us at Wakeman Town Farm in their beautiful, and newly renovated event space for a fondue dinner! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Wakeman’s operations and educational programming. Enjoy 3 courses all paired with the perfect wines, poured by the team at Harry’s Wine and Liquor Market. It’s the perfect way to spend a cold winter’s night! $85

Wakeman Town Farm: Thursday, January 18th, 7-9 PM

Fondue and Wine

What’s better than hot, gooey melted cheese to ring in the New Year? Join us as we taste through, and learn how to make, a number of classic and innovative fondue recipes, all with the perfect wine pairings $60

Greenwich Location: Tuesday, January 23rd 7-9 PM

Cheese 101

Are you a cheese lover?   Do you want to know more about it? Cheese 101 is the place to start. Sit and enjoy a plate of some of our best cheeses (with a little wine to wash it down, of course) as we get down to the basics. We’ll guide you through a scrumptious tasting of fresh and bloomy cheeses, washed rind and aged, plus a variety of cow, sheep, and goat cheese, all while learning about cheese-making, storage, and serving. Leave with your new-found knowledge and order with confidence the next time you’re at a cheese counter.$50

Fairfield Location: Tuesday, January 30th 7-9 PM

Perfect Pairings: Cheese and Wine

Cheese and wine go together like peanut butter and jelly and choosing the perfect wine to match with a delicious cheese is really quite easy if you understand a few basic pairing principles. In this class, we will give you the tools to become a pairing expert as we present six cheeses paired with their perfect wine. $50

Greenwich Location: Thursday, February 8th 7-9PM

Cheese & Chocolate

This Valentine’s season, treat yourself, and your love to the ultimate indulgence: cheese and chocolate! Learn about the chocolate making process while experiencing for yourself just how good cheese and chocolate goes together. We’ll taste through a number of gorgeous artisan cheeses, some of the best-handcrafted chocolates in the world, and excellent wine: the perfect evening. $50

Fairfield Location: Tuesday, February 13th, 7-9 PM

Cheeses of Europe: Exploring the Classics with Essex St. Cheese

You may have heard of, and probably tasted some of the classics, such as Feta, Manchego, or Gouda, but do you know how they’re supposed to taste? Join us with Essex St. Cheese, experts in hand selecting and importing the finest examples of traditional European cheeses, as we enjoy their incredible selection with exquisite wine pairings. Learn the admirable and challenging steps taken to create fine artisan cheeses.  $50

Fairfield Location: Wednesday, February 21st  7-9 PM

Cheese 102: Beyond the Basics with Jasper Hill Cellars

Have you experienced our Cheese 101 class, but are itching to dive deeper into the world of cheese? Fancy yourself a connoisseur, and want to expand your knowledge. For the first time, we are offering Cheese 102, expanding on the basic styles and delving into cheese making, history, science, and the process it takes to get from the cow, goat, or sheep, to your hands! We will taste through a number of cheeses from one of the finest cheesemakers and affineurs in the country: Jasper Hill Cellars, as their team teaches everything you ever wanted to know about cheese! Don’t worry, this isn’t a seminar. Look forward to a fun, informative night out with cheese, wine, and plenty of laughs.  $50

Fairfield Location: Tuesday, March 13th, 7-9 PM

French Cheese and Wine

With stunning examples such as Roquefort, Comté, and Époisses, it’s no wonder that France stands as the shining bedrock of cheesemaking. Join us as we offer homage to fromage, tasting through both the rustic and refined French cheesemaking tradition, along with a fine selection of French wines. $50

Greenwich Location: Tuesday, March 20th 7-9 PM


The end of winter brings the beginning of kidding season, along with fresh goat’s milk, and new batches of cheese! Join us as we taste through a plate of goaty delights that cross all styles of cheese, from fresh chèvre to washed rind, firm and blue. Wine pairings included.  You’ll learn that the possibilities are endless! $50

Fairfield Location: Thursday, March 29th 7-9 PM

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Cheese School Classes are Non Refundable

Join Us for a Cheese Journey in Italy

Owners Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo will be traveling with Cheese Journeys on a trip of a lifetime for Cheese Enthusiasts. Join them from September 13th – September 22nd in Italy for travel through the culinary back doors of the Piedmont region of Italy.  Included in the tour price are: lodging for 9 nights, continental breakfast provided 9 mornings, 7 noon and 8 evening meals (including alcoholic beverages served with meals) and much, much more!

For details about this amazing trip please visit the Cheese Journeys website.

For more information about Laura Downey please visit her Cheese Journey’s Bio page.