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Cheese O’Clock: A Virtual Cheese (& Wine) Party “Viva España”

    Past Event: Thu, August 6, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Cost: $60

What better place to experience a cheese and wine pairing than in the comfort of your own home or, with the warmer weather, maybe even outdoors? You’ve got wi-fi? We’ll lead the fun. In this series of you-are-(almost)-there cheese and wine tastings, cheese experts Janet Fletcher and Laura Werlin will take you on a tasting journey of four different cheeses giving you the lowdown on who makes them, how to taste them, and ultimately, what makes them so darn good. But wait. There’s more. Janet and Laura will be joined by legendary wine authorities Peter Granoff MS and Debbie Zachareas* to bring the pairing part of the fun full circle. All you have to do to join the festivities is pick up the designated cheeses and optional wines; we’ll take it from there. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED, SO SIGN UP EARLY!

* Peter & Debbie are business partners in Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Mission Bay Wine & Cheese in SF, and in Oxbow Cheese & Wine in Napa.

How it works --

When you purchase your ticket, choose your pickup location: Mission Bay Wine & Cheese (415-968-0400, San Francisco), Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant (415-391-9400, San Francisco) or Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant (707-257-5200, Napa). If you wish to have your cheese shipped that is an option within California. The additional cost is $20 per order, and the cutoff to place a shipped order is midnight on the Monday prior to the event.

The suggested wines for this event are:

NV Pere Mata No 21 Cava, Penedes, Spain $20

2018 Los Bermejos Listan Rosato, Canary Islands, Spain $24.50

2018 Mas Que Vinos Tempranillo Carbonico, Los Conejos Malditos, Tierra de Castilla, Spain $12

Look for the Zoom link invitation via e-mail the day before the tasting. Click on that link just before 6 o’clock PT on class day and you’re good to go!

Pickup --

Pick up in store one day prior or on class day during business hours. No need to call ahead. Prefer curbside pickup? Simply call the store when you arrive and someone will bring your bag to you.

Ticket price includes:

  • Four cheeses, each approximately ¼ pound—plenty for two people to share
  • Downloadable tasting mat (link will be sent with Zoom invite)
  • 1-hour online tasting with Janet and Laura and guest wine expert, with time for your questions

More information:


  • tasting
  • cheese
  • Spain

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Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant

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