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!

Grilled Cheese: Beyond Kraft Singles

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and what better way to celebrate than a class all about our favorite sandwich? Chris will guide us through several different variations while we explore what makes a great grilled cheese. $50

Fairfield Location:  Tuesday, April 18th 7-9pm

Greenwich Location: Thursday, April 20th 7pm-9pm


Perfect Pairings: The Basics of Matching Cheese & Beer American Style

At Fairfield Cheese Co. we are always asked, “what pairs well with this?” It’s time we share the secret that beer is much easier to pair with cheese and meats than some wines.  From just over the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to the far reaches of California and beyond, there is an explosion of breweries and creameries that are making incredible beer and cheese. Come enjoy a tasting of perfectly paired American artisan cheese and craft beer and learn the basics of pairing these two ancient foods.$50

Fairfield Location: Tuesday, April 25th 7-9pm

Greenwich Location: Tuesday, June 27th 7pm-9pm




Spring is here and that marks the return of goat cheese season. Most goats have their kids in early spring and the subsequent cheeses are typically at their most delicious. The warmer weather certainly calls for the lighter, brighter flavors of chevre. Join us as we taste a plate of goaty delights that cross all styles of cheese, from fresh chèvre to washed rind, firm and blue. There is a goat cheese for everyone’s palate. $50

Greenwich Location, Tuesday, May 2nd 7pm-9pm

Fairfield Location: Thursday, May 11th 7pm-9pm

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 Laura and Chris bare 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, May 16th  7-9pm

Greenwich Location: Tuesday, May 23rd 7-9pm

Spring Dinner with Meadowood Farms

We are super excited about our spring dinner at the shop! Join us for a five-course seasonal dinner imagined and prepared by our own Chris Palumbo and featuring cheeses from Meadowood Farms. Veronica Pedraza, cheesemaker will join us for a delicious meal and as always some lively cheese conversation. Each course will be paired with wine. Meadowood is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York where Veronica crafts her cheeses from the milk of a small herd of East Friesian sheep. $100

Fairfield Location Only Thursday, June 1st  7pm-10pm 

Regional Focus: Springtime in Paris. The Great Cheeses of France

We all can’t go to Paris in Springtime but at least we can eat the cheese!  Long ago, the French elevated cheese to an art form.  They continually elaborated, thus achieving greater diversity and providing the world with more and better cheese than any other cheese making nation.  We will taste French greats from several regions and of course, wash it down with the appropriate French wine$50

Greenwich Location: Tuesday, June 6th 7-9pm

Fairfield Location: Thursday, June 15th 7-9pm

Perfect Pairings: Cheese & 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

Fairfield Location: Tuesday, June 20th  7-9pm

Greenwich Location: Thursday, June 22nd 7-9pm


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Payment due at time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy

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.