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Cheese & Wine Around the World

Join author and national cheese expert Liz Thorpe and Commander’s Palace sommelier Kristin Estadt for a guided tasting of 6 cheeses paired with 6 different styles of wine. Join on us a world tour of sparkling, white, red and dessert wines and learn which cheese types best pair with a given style. We’ll share insider tips on what we look for in a perfect pairing and how we assemble those combinations. You’ll leave with extensive notes on each cheese and wine as well as our rationale behind each pairing so you can continue experimenting at home.

Tickets: $80 | Buy yours here.

About the Instructor

When Liz Thorpe‘s travelogue and compendium of American cheese, The Cheese Chronicles was published, reviewers said, “Young and hip, Liz accomplishes the impossible, making cheese seem sexy.” Liz has worked in cheese for sixteen years, for the first decade as the Vice President of New York’s Murray’s Cheese and more recently as the founder of consulting company The People’s Cheese. Her definitive tome The Book of Cheese was published in September 2017 and nominated for an IACP award as the year’s best reference book. Liz talks cheese with Rachael Ray, The Wall Street Journal and starred in Epicurious’s inaugural Price Points video—with 5.2M viewers it’s their most popular video ever. After all this time, she still thinks cheese is sexy.

Kristin Estadt is a Certified Sommelier and the Bar Manager at Commander’s Palace. She has a degree in Hospitality from the University of Memphis and studied wine in Italy. As a passionate restaurant and beverage professional with over 15 years in the industry, she seeks opportunities to promote the expansive landscape of beverages from spirits to fine wines and everything in between. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys whiskey and live music, usually at the same time.


June 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


725 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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