Ever wonder what kind of wines to pair with certain types of food? Or which kinds of cheese work best with Italian wine? All of those questions and more will be answered in a series of new classes! The College’s Food & Wine series begins in March. All of the classes will be offered on the main campus. Attendees must be 21 or older to register. The classes include:
Cooking and Wine Pairing – Monday, March 28 5:30-9 p.m.
- Explore Moroccan cuisine and prepare various traditional dishes. At the conclusion of the cooking portion, the class will dine together and sample wines that pair well with each course. Tuition: $55.
Wine Basics – class offered Friday, April 8 and Thursday, May 19 7-8:30 p.m.
- Learn about wine varietal grapes, the process of wine making including vineyard characteristics, grape fermentation and how to properly evaluate wine. Sample and evaluate wines for key quality indicators. Tuition: $45 for either class (these two classes are identical).
Italian Wine and Cheese Pairing – class offered Friday, April 22 and Friday, May 6 7-8:30 p.m.
- Learn about Italian cheese, cheese making and how to select the appropriate Italian wine to match a cheese, its flavor palettes, overall menu and time of the year. You will be taught how to score cheese and wine and serve both properly. The April 22 class will highlight wines from northern Italy. The May 6 class will focus on wines from southern Italy. Tuition: $50 per class.
The classes are offered through the College’s Lifelong Learning program. More information is available online or by calling (315) 498-6000.