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Cheese 101: A Guide from Cheesemonster Studio

Weekend Program with Tasting

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
Code: 1L0277

(Cheesemonster Studio)

Please Note: Advanced sales will cut off for this program at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 (for web, phone, and in-person orders). There will be no door sales for this program.

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Have you ever found yourself pondering deeply cheesy thoughts: What makes certain cheeses smell, look, or taste the way that they do? How do I serve them? What do I look for when shopping for cheeses? And where are the best places to find them locally?

Join Alice Bergen Phillips, Cheesemonster Studio’s founder and head cheesemonger, for a lively investigation that serves up all of the answers—and a tasting, too. Sample five distinctive cheeses, each showcasing a different style, and in the process explore the science, geography, history, and lore associated with the wide world of cheese.

Whether you're interested in cheeses from a particular region, finding new favorites, or just want a great introduction, you’re certain to up your cheese knowledge and have a great time as you learn.

Cheesemonster Studio is a woman-owned catering company, a space for specialty cheese and wine classes, and a private event venue in northwest Washington, D.C.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)