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FARMcurious: Cheese Tasting Workshop – the Best of the US

September 17, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Taste some of the best cheeses the world has to offer, all made right here in the US of A. From luscious bries to vibrant blues and everything in between, we’ll explore these gems with you and make sure you leave with a new love for the cheeses of the US. We’ll cover topics like what makes American-made cheeses special, what it takes to be an American original and why sheep’s milk cheeses are so rare in our country.

While many might picture that plasticky sheet we grew up with, American producers have come a long way to earn the respect of the world for their cheesemaking endeavors. Our cheeses have even won best in the world!  Thoughtfully paired with a glass of wine and the knowledge of a Certified Cheese Professional, this is a class not to be missed!

Attendees will leave this wine and cheese pairing class with:

  • A new appreciation for the magic that is American cheese.
  • Insightful tasting notes on some amazing cheeses
  • Confidence and knowledge to shop for specialty cheese.
  • Ideas for fail-proof wines to pair with cheese – never again at a loss before a dinner party!!

Date & Time: Friday, Sept 17, 2021, 6:30-8pm

Location: FARMcurious, Ste 203, Castro Valley Marketplace, 3295 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA

Taught by Nicole Easterday, who has owned and operated FARMcurious for over a decade. She teaches science-focused cheesemaking and fermenting classes for enthusiasts, chefs, and for team-building in the San Francisco Bay Area and virtually. Nicole is a traveling cheese educator, an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, ACS Subject Matter Expert and public speaker. She received her artisan cheesemaking certificate from the College of Marin in 2011, placed in Cheesemonger Invitational in 2019 and received her ACS Certified Cheese Professional certification in 2019.

COVID-related information:

Please stay home if you have a fever, are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms for may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Terms and Conditions  By attending a FARMcurious event, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Must be 21 or over to attend. Please see our cancellation policy here.

Sold out?? Try our waiting list! Call or email to be added to our waiting list ( or 510.877.9955) and we’ll contact you if a space opens up.

Interested in a private party? We offer private events for birthdays, bachelorettes, etc. We also offer team-building workshops for businesses and special interest groups (like parent’s clubs, scout troops, etc). Contact Nicole directly for more information at


September 17, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Castro Valley Marketplace
3295 Castro Valley Boulevard
Castro Valley, CA 94546 United States
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