PERFECT PAIR: Italian Wine + Italian Cheese (Class + Dinner @ Cobble)

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PERFECT PAIR: Italian Wine + Italian Cheese (Class + Dinner @ Cobble)

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Wine and cheese have been making the perfect match for thousands of years now, and cheese itself represents a microcosm of this entire world of pairing wine and food, what that means, and how to do it.

This class will begin with a staged tasting of wines and cheeses specially selected for the pairing strategies they represent. From regional affinities like Caprino with Vermentino to texture matches like creamy Robiola with a soft Ripasso, you’ll experience unforgettable combinations, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to think about them and re-create them anytime.

Tasting class will roll into an unforgettable Italian wine pairing dinner created by Chef Emily Vena where you’ll put what you’ve learned into delicious use. You’ll be speaking fluent Gorgonzola in no time!

PLEASE NOTE Wine & food menus are subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!

WINE & CHEESE MENU (tentative) Prosecco + Ricotta fresca (fresh cow’s milk cheese) | Vermentino + Caprino (goat’s milk) | Robiola a due latti (cow’s + sheep’s milk blend) + Ripasso | Grana Padano (cow’s milk) + Morellino di Scansano ) | Gorgonzola dolce (cow’s milk blue) + Primitivo

DINNER MENU (tentative) Berg-schetta (toasted Berg butter rolls, roasted pepper salad, aged balsamic) | Cabbage Caesar Crunch (garlic crumbs, crunchy parm, smoked caesar dressing) | Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli (tomato sugo, fresh herbs, parmigiano reggiano) | Fresh-baked Vanilla Cookies with chocolate semifreddo & stewed berries | Falanghina (white wine from Campania) + Frappato (Sicilian red)

ABOUT BOSTON WINE SCHOOL BWS is a 100% snob free zone where people come to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. And food. And history, geology, geography, you name it – all the ways people understand and engage with wine. We know how to make wine class a delightful workshop where you put what you learn about yourself and technical wine tasting into direct expression. Classes are small – usually 12 max – and our signature teaching style is interactive, technically informative, and deeply engaging. We teach and learn about wine by tasting wine, and equally important, our students learn about themselves and each other.

ABOUT COBBLE Hidden away on the second floor of the Coolidge Corner Arcade, Cobble is an unpretentious dinner destination with a casual dinner party vibe. With inspiration drawn from the pleasure of enjoying a meal without the burden of making a single choice, chef/owner Emily Vena personally cooks and serves her style of vegetable-forward, noncommittal Italian cuisine that celebrates seasonal ingredients. Simply bring-your-own favorite beer, wine, or spirits to enjoy and we’ll take care of the rest.

ABOUT CHEF EMILY VENA Emily is proud to call herself a Brookline Village resident for the past 13 years. Before moving to Brookline, she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and spent a year in Italy studying and cooking regional Italian cuisine. Emily worked as a chef at La Morra, a Brookline stalwart, for over a decade before opening Cobble in 2020.

ABOUT JONATHON ALSOP Jonathon is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2022. Jonathon began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and has written many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. Jonathon is a contributing journalist and commentator on a variety of wine topics as a monthly guest on NPR: WGBH/Boston Public Radio, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, and Boston Sunday Review. Quarry Books published Jonathon’s first book, The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado, in 2011, now available in Japanese and Chinese.


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