Cheese is the cushion between meat and bread, the landing pad for tossed pizza toppings, and a soft pillow after a long day of alphabetizing a wine collection. Pursue malleable education with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a two-hour cheese-tasting class for two people at Artisanal Premium Cheese (a $150 value).
Artisanal Premium Cheese rains curds of knowledge upon cheese lovers in its two-hour courses, matching a cornucopia of hard-to-find dairy creations with top-flight wines and beers. Choose from any current class, with the exception of the Hands-On and Master sessions, each class size ranging from 20 to 50 people. Each course samples six–eight cheeses, accompanied by insight into the creation process and the common migration routes of nomadic cheese-makers. The Sexy Cheese & Sumptuous Wines class showcases sensual selections, perfect for accompanying a romantic dinner or a moonlit car chase. In the fall, the American Craft Beer & American Cheese class showcases the robust offerings of stateside producers, and the Italian Cheese & Wine course cuts a flavorful swath across the Old World. All courses boast a champagne reception, allowing students to mingle, nosh on hors d’oeuvres, and playfully draw fondue mustaches on companions.