Tours, Tastings, Classes & More

Upcoming Cheese Events

October

Oct1

California Artisan Cheese Month

Draeger's Market is proud to announce the first annual October is California Artisan Cheese Month. In support of the American Cheese Society and October is American Cheese Month, we will be recognizing California Artisan Cheese. Come to any of our four locations every day of October and enjoy samples and education. Proudly supporting ACS and ACE.

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11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Draeger’s
222 East 4th Avenue
San Mateo, 94401

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Oct19

Cowgirl Creamery Class

A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct19

Cowgirl Creamery Class

A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly.

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Cowgirl Creamery Class

A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Point Reyes Farmstead Farm Tour

Every Friday, May-October, from 1:30-3pm -- join a walking farm tour and a casual cheese tasting. Come a little early to enjoy a housemade ice cream sandwich on the patio and stroll around the edible garden.
 
DESCRIPTION: 
On the walking farm tour you'll learn the history of our farm and agriculture in the region, the life cycle (from birth) of a closed-herd of Holsteins, what Farmstead means and why it's important how artisan cheese is made. Back on The Fork patio, you'll enjoy a sampling of our cheeses and have the option to visit the retail cart before you depart. Arrive a little early to enjoy The Fork’s house-made ice cream sandwiches as you stroll through our edible garden and take photos with the baby calves.
 
MENU: 
Fresh Mozzarella, Toma, Bay Blue, Original Blue, The Fork's Pimento Cheese and more!
 
DETAILS: 
Arrival 1:30pm Walking Farm Tour 1:40 - 2:30pm Cheese Tasting 2:40 - 3:15pm Retail Sales Available/Departure 3:20-3:30pm
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1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Reyes Farmstead
14700 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Cowgirl Creamery Class

A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. $5cheesetrail-home-redhawk

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Cowgirl Creamery Class

A presentation on West Marin, Cowgirl's beginnings, and their cheese. You’ll get an up-close curd-making demonstration and a guided tasting of all of the Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Book early (at least a month in advance) as tours fill up quickly. 

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cowgirl Creamery
80 Fourth Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Oct20

Central Coast Cheese and Wine Celebration

Experience the Terroir of Monterey County at its best! Join the producers from Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Odonata Winery and Cima Collina Winery at Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove to celebrate local agriculture and the work of the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County. All proceeds will be donated to the RCD for their work in protecting and conserving local farmland, wildlife, and waterways. We will be offering up tastes of award-winning sheep, goat and cow's milk cheeses from Central Coast farmstead cheesemakers Garden Variety Cheese, Schoch Family Farmstead, Stepladder Creamery and Central Coast Creamery and pairings of locally produced wines from Odonata and Cima Collina Wineries. There will be sampling of Happy Girl Kitchen's line of famous preserves along with honey from Las Lomas Lavender and Honey, jam from Friend in Cheeses and chocolate ganache cream cheese brownies from Barbara McHale. There will be small bites as well to make sure everyone leaves stuffed!

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5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Happy Girl Kitchen
173 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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Oct21

Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program

Our Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program is led by Market Hall Foods General Manager, Juliana Uruburu, and is intended for cheesemongers, chefs, caterers and other food professionals looking to improve their cheese knowledge. It’s a hands on experience in the classroom and on a farm. You’ll gain knowledge and insight from the top cheese shop owners in the area. The program covers:

  • The ins and outs of buying and caring for cheese
  • How to taste cheese at a professional level
  • Cheese pairing approaches to beverages and food
  • Basics of cheesemaking
  • A visit to a successful farmstead cheese operation
  • Lessons learned from a local cheese shop owner
  • A vertical tasting of milk, yogurt, and fresh cheeses
  • And tasting of at least 45 different cheeses over the three days.
If you are looking to open a cheese shop, create a cheese program, want to enhance your cheesemonger training, or just learn more about cheese than you thought possible, this program is for you. Classes are kept small so that students have the opportunity to ask questions, connect with our world-class instructors, and each other. Alumni of our program have opened wonderful shops across the U.S. and Canada.  Please call our office at 415-346-7530 to hear more about the program.

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Cheese School of San Francisco
2124 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Oct21

Farm Tour and Tasting

If you’ve ever been curious about milking a dairy goat, wanted to cuddle a baby goat, or wished to learn more about sustainable farming, this Sonoma County goat farm tour is for you! Meet the intelligent, “capricious” animals and the sustainable, CERTIFIED HUMANE® farm where they happily live alongside chickens, beehives and more. See sustainability in action, from the solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. Enjoy and learn about the olive and fruit orchards and new hop yard. You’re welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful, western Sonoma County farm after the tour concludes.   You MUST register to go on this tour.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472, United States

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