Our favorite cheesemonger just announced some exciting news, and it could possibly be your answer for that last minute gift for the holidays. Scardello has a new line up of classes for January. These classes sell out quickly, so you will want to act fast. A few of these are very limited.
If you are unfamiliar with Scardello, they are located on the northwest corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon in Dallas. Scardello is the place for interesting cheeses, all of which you may sample before purchase. They carry a hefty supply of local artisan cheeses, and have a wall of wine to pair with your cheese of choice. Also look for gift boxes and a cheese of the month club that can be shipped anywhere. Check them out online.
Here are the classes still available in January:
Beer vs Wine SMACKDOWN
Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7pm
Which is truly the better pair with cheese? Will wine lovers shake their stems in the agony of defeat? Will beer lovers mourn by crying into their… well… beer? Even if you know the answers to these vexing questions, who wouldn’t love the experience of putting these two elixirs to the test? Each of the five rounds consists of one cheese, one wine and one beer. We will talk about pairing in general and specific impressions of each pair. There will be a vote and a winner. What truly is cheese’s best partner? You will decide!
Thursday, January 15, 2015, 7pm
Join us as we nibble our way through the different cheese types. Experience comparative tastings of cheese and out-of-the-ordinary items that will help you focus on the distinct flavors of each cheese type. We will cover the basics on how cheese is made and answer questions about cheese pairing fundamentals. Of course, there will be soothing libations provided to be enjoyed in the relaxing atmosphere of the shop.
Nothin’ But Cheddar – ONLY Twice a year
Thursday January 22, 2015, 7pm
Cheddar. Where does it come from? What is it? How is it made? Get answers to all of these vexing questions and taste the results! We will be pairing these great cheeses with craft beers from around the world.
The Blues – ONLY once a year
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00pm
Blue, green and in-between. Those lovely veins running through blue cheese make the mouth tingle in anticipation. Learn about these wonders of the cheese world. Taste examples from mild to strong, creamy to crumbly and one or two that feel like a good old fashioned kick in the teeth. Of course we pair these delights with near-perfect libations.