Cheese tasting class at BCAE
- weathermasta Apr 11, 2008 07:08 AM
Any thoughts on this class? Some friends and I are going tonight and I'm curious about what to expect...
That's funny, I've gotten mixed responses from people saying I should eat first because we'll be picking at little bits, to others telling me that there's way too much cheese. Did you enjoy the class and the cheeses (besides the amount, obviously).
Besides that, wondering what the types and ranges of cheeses are. Is there a learning component besides just eating good cheese, or a different theme for each class. Wine or beer paired with cheese? Do we interact with everyone else in the class much and so forth...
There was not a ton of cheese. You'll taste 4 or 5 (a bit or 2 of each) kinds with cut up bread, preserves, and honey. You'll get a handout. You'll be offered probably 2 glasses of wine, and you'll be at one of 3 or 4 tables with a lot of other people. It's a social as you make. And you learn a lot and can ask questions.
I last went about 2 years ago and just looked at the handout, which I kept because I took notes on the cheese.
Ihsan Gurdal was great. The man knows his stuff.
There were 12 cheeses offered. White wine as well, and some bread or crackers.
I recall thinking that that was too much, but recall the whole thing fondly and have been meaning to go again. There was no need to eat first.
They very well might have changed the whole thing, though.