For a gouda time, The Cheese School of San Francisco is hosting its annual Meet-the-Cheesemaker event next Thursday. Proceeds of the event will go to the California Artisan Cheese Guild, an organization dedicated to artisanal, specialty and farmstead cheeses made in the state.
Get sharp with celebrity cheesemakers from Cowgirl Creamery, Bellwether Farms, and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., among others. Beers provided by Almanac and wine from Unti and Picnic. Since 2008, The Cheese School of San Francisco has provided classes for beginners to the advanced, new and old, from mozzarella to Parmesan.
"Our classes are geared toward those interested in being a home cheesemaker," says Operations Manager Blythe Risky.
The school was opened by the late Daphne Zepos, a pioneer in bringing artisanal cheeses into the American culinary scene. She was to cheese as sommeliers are to wine.
"She was one of the most important people in the cheese movement," Risky says.
The school offers evening courses ranging from the cheeses of France, to wine and cheese pairings, to beginning cheesemaking.
Meet the Cheesemaker
When: Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $35; but tickets on the Cheese School website
Cheese School of San Francisco, 2128 Folsom, 346-7530.