Classes

Classes & Private Events

Homestead (Hōm-sted) n. a space to learn, experience and gather; the private classroom and event space at Bedford Cheese Shop

In the Homestead, we offer a variety of cheese classes, ranging from cheese making classes and wine and cheese class to cheese 101 and how to make a cheese course.  The Homestead also lends itself very well to private classes and events, as a unique alternative for a celebration or team-building experience.

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Classes

Classes

Cheese Pairings: Girl Scout Cookies & Cheese

April 23, 2:00pm

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

In 1912, the Girl Scouts of America was started in Savannah, Georgia. The first troop was made up of 18 girls who all shared a sense of curiosity and a belief that they could do anything.  Let’s honor that belief by pairing Girl Scout Cookies and CHEESE!  

It’s that time of year when your neighborhood troop hits the street to sell their delicious cookies benefitting the Girls Scouts’ continuing education. We have created this class to demonstrate how to enjoy your Girl Scout cookies with cheese, fruit, jams, and more…creating decadent sweet and savory combinations that tickle your taste buds!  We will cover the basics of pairings, cheese styles, flavor profiles, etc. Want to learn more? Purchase tickets for this limited edition class - bring a friend, or your family!

This class is intended for ages 10+, adult supervision required. Additional beverages may be available for purchase; valid ID will be required.

Private Classes & Events

Private Classes & Events

The Homestead is a versatile space that is beautifully appointed and comfortable.  It can easily accommodate events in a seated, classroom style as well as a standing cocktail party style.  While the space is separate and private, it also has a large glass window that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the cheese case and the entire shop.  This purview provides a unique setting for classes and events.  Finally, the private space is equipped with its own bathroom.  

We love to work with customers to arrange private classes and events!  We can be flexible in the format of classes and events so that we can accommodate your needs - whether celebrating a birthday or creating a team-building opportunity.  

Classes.  You may choose one of our standard classes:  Cheesemaking, Cheese 101 or Cheese 201.  Or, we can tailor a cheese class to meet your needs - whether to cover general topics or we can also dig deep into wonky nuances!  We enjoy the creative process of collaborating with you to personalize a class.  Our private classes typically include tastings of cheese and supplemental accoutrements to keep everyone satiated.  However, we can also work with you to supplement the class or event with a more substantial offering which may include any of our amazing platters and most items on our delicious menu.    

Events.  Should you be interested in planning an event that is less focused on the educational component, we can certainly help create an evening that satisfies that craving, as well!  We can help you host a seated or standing social gathering that includes a variety of our cheeses, meats and accoutrements.  We offer a wide range of cheese platters and cheese boards.  We can also provide most items from our menu.

Industry Gatherings

Industry Gatherings

We are always looking for ways to maintain our existing relationships with other cheese makers, purveyors and mongers, as well as to develop new ones.  We feel fortunate that we have space where we can gather together with our colleagues in the industry so that we can help educate one another, organize demos or just simply get together!  We are open to ideas, so please do reach out to us if you feel inspired! 

The Homestead seats 18 people comfortably and 24 people standing.

Monger Mondays

Monger Mondays

“How to optimize shop performance during Slow Season” | April 10 from 8:00pm-9:30pm

Slow Season affects every cheese counter and it is a great opportunity for cheese professionals to share experiences from their own counters during this period. While it is tempting to “chillax” during these months, it is really a golden opportunity to prepare, plan and optimize! We want to discuss cheese care techniques with slower turnover, staffing ideas, and training opportunities--to name a few topics.

This is an open forum, please bring your experiences and knowledge to the table as we all navigate the “down time.” We look forward to sharing ideas about managing counters, training opportunities, and setting our shops up for success. Let’s do this!

RSVP is required via email as space is limited:  katelind@bedfordcheeseshop.com.

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