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foodnut Dec 2, 2008 02:38 PM

Saw this blurb in the Chronicle food section and it would make a great gift for my hard to shop for brother, but am wondering if any hounds have taken classes here & are they worth it? Should I just get the equivalent amount of $$ in a gift certificate to a good cheese shop instead?

"Students love the wine- and cheese-pairing classes at the Cheese School of San Francisco, but they sell out quickly, making a gift certificate a wise choice. Purchase them in increments of $65 (the standard class registration fee), to allow recipients to choose their time and class. The options range from Bang for Your Cheese & Wine Buck - good budget-friendly pairings in today's economy - or regional pairing classes. The Cheese School; (415) 346-7530. "

  1. The Librarian Dec 3, 2008 06:08 AM

    I was given a class at the Cheese School last year as a birthday gift. I thought it was very well done, and I learned a lot about the process of making cheese and what to look for in certain types of cheeses. The teacher was very knowledgeable and humorous. I think it would be a great gift for someone who is interested in cheese because you have time to think about what you're eating in a relaxed setting, as opposed to standing at a counter in a cheese shop, although you really want to rush out and buy some of the cheeses you've tried to enjoy at home!

    1. Melanie Wong Dec 2, 2008 03:20 PM

      Here's David Sloo's post from last year that should give you a good idea,
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/439873

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