C'est le Cheese Announces New Class Schedule
SACRAMENTO, CA -- C'est le Cheese
offers a new line-up of classes beginning this October. Their lineup is listed below. Go to http://www.cestlecheese.com to register or for more information.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Sheana Davis ~ If you can’t make it to Munich this year, experience this fall festival with us. Chef and award-winning cheesemaker, Sheana Davis, will bring her very own artisan sausages from the Epicurean Connection to enjoy with hearty complementary cheeses, savory accompaniments and her perfectly selected beers. Get ready to fill your stein and enjoy this unique interpretation of the traditional celebration. Register Now!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Judy Creighton ~ Be introduced to the iconic cheeses of the world and the regions in which they’re made. Judy Creighton will guide the tasting and discussion. Topics include: How cheese is made; Classisfications; Storage and Service; How to truly savor tastes and aromas. This class will forever enhance you’re enjoyment of cheese. Register Now!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 • 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Port, Chocolate and Cheese
Instructor: Marni Rubin ~ Experience the amazing interplay of these sensuous tastes, textures and aromas. Marni Rubin will guide you through pairings of magnificent international chocolates, fine artisan cheeses and luscious ports and dessert wines. Learn how these delectables are made and appreciate the similarities of aroma, taste, tannins, texture and finish. Come discover these luxurious combinations. Register Now!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Roxanne O’Brien ~ Well-chosen, great artisan cheese makes sophisticated entertaining simple. Roxanne O'Brien, chef, caterer and instructor in Culinary Arts at American River College, will review cheese basics while showing you how to combine cheeses and accompaniments into beautiful presentations. She will also demonstrate and share delicious and easy appetizer recipes that will be the center of attention at your next party. Register Now!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Winter Cocktails and Cheese
Instructor: Karen Tran ~ There’s nothing better on a cold winter night than relaxing with your two favorite friends — well-mixed cocktails and spectacular cheese! In this class we will pair a wide array of cheese with a selection of classic whiskey, cognac, and rum-based drinks. The results will take your cheese experience to a whole new level. You’ll be inspired to host your own warm and cozy event as the temperatures chill. Register Now!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Judy Creighton ~ The British Isles have given us some of the world’s most enduring, classic cheeses, from Farmhouse Cheddars to Traditional Blues. Judy Creighton invites you to sample an array of these masterpieces served with their traditional escorts of Sherry, Port and Madeira. Then we’ll get a little unconventional and visit some “country cousins” from Down Under with a late harvest Shiraz! Register Now!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Sheana Davis ~ Melting, dipping, swirling — a marvelous way to experience the nuances of fine cheese. These fondues are perfect for cozying up for a romantic dinner for two and ideal for entertaining groups of friends. Chef and cheesemaker Sheana Davis will share the secrets for deliciously perfect pots as well as some new twists on classic recipes. And to chase away the January blues we’ll finish with a chocolate fondue! Register Now!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Exotic Teas and Cheese
Instructor: Karen Tran ~ It’s time to move the teapot out of the drawing room! We’ll travel the world gathering teas to complement a selection of opulent cheeses — from rich and creamy to bold and blue. Sample herbal, green and fragrant blacks served hot, iced and even spiked. Once you’ve experienced Karen Tran’s astonishing combinations, you’ll never look at your Grandmother’s teapot the same way again. Register Now!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Judy Creighton ~ Come celebrate the delectable artisan cheese and wine produced right here in our own region — from the Sierra Foothills to the Central Valley. Eating locally means supporting our neighbors and creating a meaningful connection to our food sources. An ardent locavore and founder of her Local Slow Food chapter, Judy Creighton will acquaint you with these nearby treasures. Register Now!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Instructor: Sheana Davis ~ Prepare for a perfect Valentine’s Day with luscious sparkling wines, sumptuous cheeses and decadent chocolates. You’ll learn how to experience and appreciate the perfect combinations. Chef and cheesemaker Sheana Davis also will show you how to create and serve an ambrosial presentation of bubbles, cheese and chocolate to delight on Valentine’s day or any very special occasion. Register Now!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artisan Cheese and Olive Oil
Instructor: Laura Martinez ~ Explore the rich world of artisan cheese and exceptional olive oils. Laura Martinez, author of The Everything Cheese Book, will explore the artisan cheese and olive oil industries while dipping into timeless food pairing principles. Learn how these ancient foods are produced, where to buy, and how to inspire your own inner-cook to create delicious and surprising pairings. Register Now!
THURSDAY, MARCH 10 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Then and Now
Instructor: Karen Tran ~ The American cheesemaking scene has exploded in the last decade and, while many traditional techniques have been lost, today’s cheesemakers can still look to the traditional cheesemaking hubs of Europe for inspiration and sometimes even instruction. Join Karen Tran as she compares the icons from Europe and the American cheeses that they have influenced. Fascinating and delicious! Register Now!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
East Meets West
Instructor: Sheana Davis ~ Experience the surprising combination of sake and cheese. You’ll learn how the unique characteristics of these rice-based spirits are unexpectedly convivial partners for superb cheeses. Prepare to be amazed as we treat sake with the respect of fine wines. Sheana Davis will present unusual and delicious combinations sure to create some inspired moments and get us thinking outside the sushi bar! Register Now!
TUESDAY, MARCH 29 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Soul of Spain
Instructor: Judy Creighton ~ Spain’s lush pastures, rugged mountains, breathtaking coastlines, diverse climates — and unique historical influences — create a fascinating array of sheep, goat and cow’s milk cheeses that have inspired today’s Tapas appetizer dining scene. Judy Creighton will guide you on this captivating and delicious cheese and wine journey through the pastoral Pyrenees, along coast and into the country’s interior. Register Now!