If you were thinking of giving up cheese as one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to rethink that. Local cheese purveyors are hosting myriad tasting events and classes over the next two months that no cheese connoisseur will want to miss.
Penns Woods Winery will take its wine pairings to another level every Saturday and Sunday this month. The indulgent sit-down tasting will showcase five premium Penns Woods wines coupled with melt-in-your-mouth cheeses fresh from local farms, plus honey from nearby artisans. The tasting is $28 per person.
124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 459-0808.
Join Terrain in Glen Mills on Jan. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and learn all about the wonderful world of cheese from the cheesemakers at The Farm at Doe Run. This informative and educational tasting will include light hors d’oeuvres, plentiful samplings, and tips from the experts on building the perfect cheese board. The event is $65 per person and is BYOB.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-2400.
Mark your calendar for A Culture Factory in Phoenixville, where attendees will master the art of cheesemaking. Taking place Feb. 17, from 3-5 p.m, the event will teach you how to make mozzarella with the help of food writer and cheese master, Alex Jones. Afterwards, sample the finished product in showcased seasonal dishes. Not only will you leave with this new knowledge, but you’ll take home recipes and a starter kit for your next batch so you can wow friends at your next dinner party. Tickets are $35.
333 Morgan St., Phoenixville, (267) 738-1973.
Sink your teeth into Mayfly, a camembert-style cheese fresh out of The Farm at Doe Run. Named for the winged species that indicates healthy streams and rivers, this cheese will be the perfect addition to your cheese board. Plus, 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Stroud Water Research Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education and watershed restoration. Find Mayfly and Doe Run cheeses at Kimberton Whole Foods, Local Wine & Kitchen, Nectar, Harvest Glen Mills, Swarthmore Co-Op and Terrain.