Learn the Finer Points of Fromage

March 13, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage

A selection of American-made cheeses available at The Cheese Course 

With three South Florida shops, The Cheese Course boasts more than 150 hand-crafted cheeses from across the globe. Throughout the month of March, the shop will focus on one of Italy’s most beloved cheeses, mozzarella. Stop by and you’re likely to witness cheesemongers making homemade mozzarella, as well as performing cooking and entertaining demonstrations with the stringy staple. And of course, samples are always offered and encouraged. However, if you’re looking for a more in-depth experience, enroll for one of the shops’ 90-minute cheese culture classes. These interactive sit-downs offer tips on how to select, pair, and cook a variety of wonderful cheeses. Here’s what you can learn this month. 

Cheese Classics From Around the World
Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.
A staff cheesemonger guides guests on a gastronomic journey through Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, and England. ($20) 3451 N.E. 1st Ave., Unit 100, Midtown, 786-220-6681

Hands on Mozzarella Making
Friday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Get your hands dirty and learn the techniques behind mozzarella making by crafting your own fresh wedges. Then take your work home to share with friends and family. ($20) 11355 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest, 305-278-1190  

Cheese and White Wine
Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Learn the key flavor notes that create exquisite cheese and white wine pairings. ($20) 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 383, Aventura, 305-466-2223 

Free Mozzarella Tastings
Thursday, March 21, 7-9 p.m. (Midtown, Aventura); Friday, March 22, 7-9 p.m. (Pinecrest)

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