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The Fundamentals of Cheese

Gone are the days of blindly fumbling through your grocery store’s cheese aisle. There’s a literal world of cheese out there, and this demonstration class will fill your proverbial passport. We’ll taste seven styles of cheese while answering FAQs like “Can I eat the rind?” and “What’s the deal with illegal cheese?” You’ll leave with a better understanding of why a Brie is soft and a Cheddar crumbly, plus cheesemonger-approved secrets for storage and tips on assembling the perfect board. Because cheese is best enjoyed with wine, we’ll have plenty of it.

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.


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March 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


725 Howard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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