Wine and cheese have been the perfect match for 8,000 years now, and no place on the planet does it better than Italy. This class will take you on a wine and cheese tasting tour of 6 Italian cheeses with 6 wines all the way from Alpine Italy in the north to hot and sunny Sardinia and Sicily. After class, put yourself to the test with a wine pairing dinner from the heart of Tuscany. You'll learn the difference between Valpolicella and Nero d'Avola, and before you know it, you'll be ordering those wines and more with ease.
WINE & MENU (tentative)
Borgoluce Prosecco Superiore (Veneto, northeast Italy)
Ricotta Fresca with wildflower honey | Ricotta Fresca with EVOO and sea salt | Ricotta Fresca with strawberry balsamic glaze
Colterenzio Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige, northern Italy) | La Tur Robiola a Tre Latti
Valpolicella Ripasso (Veneto, northeast Italy) | Piave Vecchio
Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano (Tuscany, central Italy) | Parmigiano Reggiano
Cusumano Nero d'Avola (Sicily, southern Italy) | Pecorino Sardo
Brachetto | Gorgonzola dolce with Italian chocolate
Artisan breads, cheese, and olives
DINNER MENU (tentative)
Please understand the food and wine menu are subject to change based on availability, chef creativity, teacher whimsy, and more!
A Night In Tuscany
Timballo | Baked pasta with eggplant
Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushrooms
Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in wine and sage
Insalata mista | Green salad
Torta di ricotta con fragole balsamiche | Ricotta pie with balsamic strawberries
Il Bastardo Sangiovese (Tuscany) | Erik Banti Carato (Morellino)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This tasting assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all bar, food, hospitality and service industries.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone. We believe that learning about wine involves learning about yourself, and we promise to challenge all our students to do that. Our goal is to help you understand deeply and communicate completely what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of food.
Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.