Thursday, September 26th, 2019,

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden Pavilion, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505 

Cost: Member $35; Not-yet-member $40

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Cheese 101 is a guided tasting through the world of cheese, representing differing milk types, regions, and styles. Through tasting, we’ll learn how to utilize our senses to identify and understand cheesemaking techniques, historical context of cheese origins, the difference between milk types, and more. We’ll also explore the basics of pairing cheese with condiments and beverages.

About the Instructor: Sascha Anderson just can’t stop talking about cheese. After starting on the counter at Oklahoma’s Forward Foods, Sascha joined the ranks of the venerable Murray’s Cheese in NYC, where she served as Director of Education and Director of E-Commerce until 2014. During that time, she was lucky enough to preach the curd to chef-instructors and sommeliers at the International Culinary Center, cheesemakers and dairy farmers through Cornell University Dairy Food Extension, students from preschoolers to graduate students at institutions like New York University and the New School and through programs like the Just Food Conference and the Edible Institute. Sascha has served as a most cheesy guest on WNYC, Martha Stewart Radio, and the Heritage Radio Network and gained certification as a Certified Cheese Professional through the American Cheese Society’s rigorous exam. Sascha has served as a consultant and event producer for such institutions as Cider Week NYC and the Cheesemonger Invitational, and has taught dozens of classes on cheese with wine, beer, tea, coffee, chocolate, honey, jam, kimchi, cocktails, bourbon, scotch, cider and more (yes, more!).