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For The Love Of Cheese At Gourmet Warehouse

17 Sep

If you love cheese and have thought about making your own, Gourmet Warehouse has a weekend of cheese making coming October 5th and 6th. Personally, we LOVE cheese, but we have to say we haven’t ventured into cheesemaking. What we are seeing is quite a number of cheese making workshops being offered and they are popular and workshops do sell out quickly.  Now the cheese we are referring to is the real deal ie. with cow’s milk, not a nut cheese which we’ve tried and they are fabulous in their own right but to be clear these workshops use cow’s and/or goat’s milk.  If you are interested in trying your hand at cheesemaking, this coming October, Gourmet Warehouse has a number of workshops to choose from. We’ve set out a few of them below.  Note, if you are looking for a vegan option, check out their class happening October 23rd. Again, these classes tend to sell out fairly quickly. So if interested, we recommend getting registered early.

Cheesemaking 101: Mozzarella, Burrata & Bocconcini  – Saturday, October 5, 2019

You are invited to come learn how to make your own mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini using store bought milk. Paula Maddison will be teaching this 2 hour class demonstration. You will get to touch, taste and feel the cheese. You will also get to go home with instructions along with a kit to make 4 lbs of cheese at home that includes  online support. This class runs from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost is $75.

Cheesemaking 101: Brie & Blooms – Saturday, October 5, 2019

You are invited to come learn how to make a wheel of brie. Paula Maddison will also be teaching this 2 hour class demonstration. You again get to touch, taste and feel the cheese. Paula will take you through the process of ripening traditional brie and again instructions to take home and how to do it yourself. Class happens between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.  Cost is $75.

Cheesemaking 101: Greek Style Feta – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Paula Maddison is teaching another demonstration class in which she will teach you how to make your own greek style feta cheese.  Again it’s a 2 hour demonstration class with instructions to take with you.  This one happens 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost is $75.

To see register or see the full run down of classes, visit Gourmet Warehouse.  

Photo Credit: Gourmet Warehouse

Les Amis du Fromage Announces Wine & Cheese Tastings Coming This Fall

1 Aug

 

If you love wine and cheese, you will want to to check out some of tastings that les amis du Fromage has coming this Fall to their East Van location (843 East Hastings Street). If are enjoying Summer and thinking Fall is a long ways off, well these courses are not really that far off .  We’ve set out the two tastings coming up:

Blue Mountain Cheese Tasting-October 21, 2019

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars is located in Okanagan Falls and is a great winery to visit with some beautiful wines.  But you don’t have to travel to the Okanagan to taste some of their wines, you can just make your way to les amis du fromage  on October 21st. Tasting kicks off at 6:30. Tickets are $80. To purchase tickets, visit les amis du Fromage.

Little Farm Winery – November 4, 2019

The Little Farm Winery is based in Cawston, BC and is a small producer of single vineyard Chardonnay. Tasting kicks off at 6:30 pm on November 4th. Tickets again are $80. To purchase your tickets, visit les amis du Fromage.  If you wish to learn more about this sweet little winery, we invite you to check out this nice piece in Montecristo Magazine titled ‘Risk and Romance‘.

If you don’t already know les amis du FROMAGE, has been voted “Best Cheese Shop” by readers of The Georgia Straight and The Courier repeatedly.  They have another location in Kitsilano, but the tasting events are being held at the East Van location. Tickets for these tastings are available online. Although these classes seems a little ways off into the future, these classes do sell out quickly. If interested, we suggest you reserve your spot(s). Refunds aren’t given, but you can transfer your spot to someone else.

Beer & Cheese Pairing October 23rd at Luppolo Brewing Co.

9 Oct


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Luppolo Brewing Co. and les amis du fromage have teamed up to bring you an evening of Beer & Cheese Pairing Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  Head Brewer, Ryan Parfitt, of Luppolo and Allison Spurrell of les amis du fromage will guide you through a selection of Italian themed cheeses which they’ve selected to pair with a variety of beers including some limited and special releases.  Dessert is included in the evening. The event happens at Luppolo Brewing Co., 1123 Venables Street. Tickets are LuppoloBeer$60 and available online through Picatic, or to avoid service charges, you can stop by the brewery to pick up your tickets.

Bakery Pop Up At Les Amis Du Fromage’s East Van Location April 28, 2018

11 Apr

LoavesOfBreadIn case you hadn’t heard the news, les amis du fromage’s East Van location at 843 East Hastings Street is hosting bakery pop up shops.  We hear their first one was a great success and sold out in no time. No surprise to us. Amazing bread and les amis du fromage’s selection of cheeses make for a winning combination.  Your next opportunity to check out their Bakery Pop Up is Saturday, April 28th. This one features guest bakers Two Bald Bakers who will be selling handmade loaves of bread made with ancient grains from Noon to 5:00 pm. Noam Dagan and Mendi Yuda have created a seed to loaf bakery that uses only 100% traceable grains that they mill. Note, all their breads are vegan a swell.  Stop by Saturday, April 28th to support these local bakers.

Now if you are a baker yourself and have people salivating over your baked goods, you may be interested in hosting a pop up shop yourself at les amis du fromage.  If so, contact les amis du formage directly. They’d love to hear from you.

Wine & Cheese Tasting At les amis du Fromage

25 Jul

BlueCheeseIf you haven’t stopped in at les amis du FROMAGE on 843 East Hastings, you are missing out. If you love cheese or want to learn more about cheese, this is the place to go. This fall they will be again be sharing some of their vast knowledge of cheese and offering some great classes in store including:

Wine and Cheese 101 – September 14th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $60

One of the owners Allison Spurrell will provide you with a roadmap for matching various cheese types and the wines that best suit them. Allison will introduce cheese basics, including milk types, textures, flavours, how to care for and serve fine cheeses. You will learn how best to pair wine with cheese. And yes, of course, there will be samples so you can discover what is perfect for you.

Vive la France – October 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $65

Allison will take you on a tour of taste with a selection of French cheeses and the many regions they come from. This tasting we hear will will feature some of the best France has to offer and will include wines from the Alsace, Loire valley and Bordeaux.

If you hadn’t heard les amis du FROMAGE has been voted “Best Cheese Shop” by readers of The Georgia Straight, The Westender and The Courier. They have another location in Kitsilano, but the tasting events are being held at the East Van location. Tickets for these are available online. Although these classes seems a little ways off into the future, note these classes do sell out quickly. So if interested, we suggest you reserve your spot(s).

Les Amis Du Fromage Cheese Tasting Classes This Fall

24 Aug

BlueCheeseHalifaxIf you haven’t stopped in at les amis du FROMAGE on 843 East Hastings, you are missing out. If you love cheese or want to learn more about cheese, this is the place to go. This fall they will be sharing some of their vast knowledge of cheese and offering some great classes in store including:

Wine and Cheese 101 – September 15th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $60

One of the owners Allison Spurrell will provide you with a roadmap for matching various cheese types and the wines that best suit them. Allison will introduce cheese basics, including milk types, textures, flavours, how to care for and serve fine cheeses. You will learn how best to pair wine with cheese. And yes, of course, there will be samples so you can discover what is perfect for you.

Ole Espana – September 30th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $65

Allison will take you on a tour of taste with a selection of Spanish cheeses, charcuterie, preserves, olives and olive oils from Spain. We hear this tasting will again include some fantastic wine pairings including Cava and sherry.

Vive la Quebec – October 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $70

Allison is back to take you on a taste tour of Québec’s finest cheeses paired with some Canadian wines. You can expect to taste a range of cheeses including goat, firm, washed rind and triple cream, paired with some Eastern Canadian wines and we hear maybe a Québec beer or two. This event will finish up with a bite of their home made Tourtiere.

If you hadn’t heard les amis du FROMAGE has been voted “Best Cheese Shop” by readers of The Georgia Straight, The Westender and The Courier. They have another location in Kitsilano, but the tasting events are being held at the East Van location. Tickets for these are available online.

Les amis du fromage presents Top Canadian Cheeses on February 10th SOLD OUT

6 Jan

Keep_calm,_eat_cheeseOn Tuesday, February 10th, les amis du FROMAGE, 843 East Hastings Street will be presenting and tasting Canada’s top Canadian cheeses.  Allison Spurrell will take you into the world of Canadian cheese and introduce you to the cheeses that won top honours on the world stage as well as locally.  You will get the chance to taste the grand prize winners along side some Canadian wines.  The session begins at 6:30 p.m. and goes to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $60 and available online at les amis du FROMAGE. Class participants will receive a 10% discount on all store purchases during the event.

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