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Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for a cheese-tasting class for two (a $90 value)
- $95 for a cheese-tasting class for four (a $180 value)
Each 90-minute class includes a presentation from one of the shop's cheese mongers and a tasting of gourmet and artisanal cheeses from a specific geographical region. Guests will learn to distinguish between sheep's-milk, goat's-milk, and cow's-milk cheeses. Past and upcoming classes have covered cheeses from America, Spain, and Italy. Customers can bring their own wine for pairing.
The Cheese Cave
Every month, members of The Cheese Cave's club unwrap a bundle of more than one pound of hand-selected cheeses. Like every order at the old-fashioned shop, these curds—from cheeses made with sheep's, goat's, cow's, or mixed milk and sourced from around the globe—are meticulously hand-cut by a team of cheese mongers. The same care goes into custom displays of cheeses, dried fruits, and nuts artfully arranged on bamboo boards in order to enliven fancy soirees or a pet panda's birthday party.
Each of those edible wares is among the groceries available in The Cheese Cave's store, which also stocks brick-oven breads, imported and domestic cured meats, and assorted olives. Live cooking demos highlight palate-pleasing recipes that use the artisanal ingredients, whereas other events dispense tips for tasty cheese pairings and creating your own cheese board.