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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Cheese Pairings: Bubbles & Cheese

Classes Run: 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Tis' the season for good wine, great friends, and delicious cheeses! Learn how to pair your cheeses with sparkling wines that will enhance the flavor of the cheese and vice versa. We will explore several different cheeses and wines with varying degrees of funk and body! Learn how to confidently discuss the flavor profiles, aroma, tannins, terroir and fermenting process of our selected wines and cheeses.


**Non-alcoholic drinks available upon request**

Cheese 101: Becoming A Curd Nerd

Classes Run: 6:00pm to 7:30pm


A guided tasting of several cheeses.Our discussion ranges from flavor profile and milk type to production and aging.After all, cheese is a marriage of science and art. This class also provides portions of charcuterie, antipasto, and plentiful pours of house wine.We provide lots of information, and fun!


We have non-alcoholic beverages for those not yet 21.

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 12-18 people comfortably and 24 people standing.

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