Why do we continue to get a bit intimidated by cheese? Is it the expansive variety, its sometimes pungent smell, or the unknowns of pairing? In Cheese 101 Richard will set out to break down the intimidation factor by identifying the five main categories of cheese and their characteristics and along with an overview of how it’s made. Discussed will be how to select a cheese based on its season, ripeness, and character. Through a tasting and discussion, you will better understand how to pair cheeses with wine and accompaniments.
This class is part of the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival, being held October 6 at the Nashville Farmer's Market. You must have a ticket to the Cheese Festival in order to attend this workshop. If you register for this workshop, please be sure to purchase a ticket to the Cheese Festival, here: http://southerncheesefest.com/tickets/
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Saturday October 6, 2012
4:00PM - 5:00PM
On a whim in 2002, Richard Sutton and his wife, Danielle, sold their house in Philadelphia and moved to London to see what adventures would find them. What found both of them was Paxton & Whitfield, the over 200-year-old cheese shop in the St. James neighborhood, and supplier of cheese to the royal household and Parliament. And so began Richard and Danielle’s transition from bored banker and PR executive to passionate cheesemongers. Living in London and working at Paxton’s allowed Richard access to the great cheese makers and affineurs of Europe and a wealth of knowledge and training about cheese. In 2006, Richard and Danielle decided to move back to the US and open their own cheese business. Having met in New Orleans while in college at Tulane and having enormous fondness for the city, they decided that this was where they would open the St. James Cheese Company.