Are you ready to join a public class, have a great cooking experience, and meet new foodie friends?
Culinary classes, hands-on unless noted otherwise, and are $85 per person. This experience includes a full meal and the appropriate alcoholic beverage, along with a class booklet to go home with you. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10
Cheese 101 is $65 per person, minimum of 6 guests. Bread Baking is $65 per person, minimum of 3 guests
DINING HABITS OF VICIOUS DICTATORS
Wed, Aug 30 6-8pm
this is the last time Dictators will be offered until January 2024, as our Autumn schedule will have other seasonal classes. Requested to run again, Vicious Dictators class is so fun, and tongue-in-check. "If Ghengis Khan's mom had fed him more comfort food, he would have been a nicer guy!" Our focus tonight is to explore delicious comfort food through the ages, and happily that food is as relevant today as it was then. Trust me, Moms know best!
Wed, Sept 20 6-8pm
Back by popular request, the fabulous recipes presented for this dinner feature late summer produce and a number of easy techniques that bring the flavor of the Mediterranean islands into your home. Tricky dessert, too--super time-saving method for enjoying a labor-intensive sweet. Opa!
Fri, Sept 29 6-8pm
A stroll through the cookbook-let takes us through seven Southern states. The dinner is a luscious combination of classic Southern delights, and ends with not one--but, TWO desserts! (I just couldn't decide, ;} so we will have both)
BREAD BAKING WORKSHOP
Fri, Oct 20 10:30am-12:30pm
$65 per person
Never baked bread before and want to learn? Are you an new baker, and have had some bread success, but some flops too? Does yeast scare you? Come to this workshop and learn the science of bread baking, then try your hand at the three styles of bread we will be making in class. Not only do you get to enjoy it on the spot, you get to take home lots of goodies to share, or bake later! This class has a minimum of 3 guests and maximum of 6.
AL FRESCO, ITALIA!
Thurs, Oct 26 6-8pm
In the Italian way, simplicity is the feature here. We will use seasonal ingredients for our complete dinner. Fresh takes on corn, zucchini, tomatoes, pasta, polenta, herbs, and more!
Wed, Nov 1 6-8pm
$65 per person
No cooking here. This popular class back by customer demand...
A complete presentation of how cheese is made, with lots of samples and side-by-side tastings. THEN we have a big cheese tray to explore four of the cheese families. Word to the wise--don't eat dinner before you come to class! You will leave full!
"ART" OF FRENCH CHEESE
Fri, Nov 10 6-8pm
A no-cooking presentation of good food and delicious wine. Just sit and enjoy the delightful flavors, discussion of all parts of a typical French meal, and a "palette" of cheese. This presentation was first introduced in Summer 2022, with overwhelming approval from participants! Let's lift a glass of Provencal-style rose to those wonderful French cheesemakers.
PRIVATE CULINARY PARTIES
We also offer private party classes, too! With many topics available, this is a great group activity, and kitchen skills are taught with fun and love. Great recipes to take home, and since class is participation, you have had a chance to make them with me! The classes listed above are some choices for the current season, but there are quite a few more to pick from--call for details. Choose one, and follow the directions below to arrange your own private event.
Bring your friends and family (minimum of 8, maximum of 10). Plan for future happiness by purchasing a gift certificate. Enjoy a themed book club class. The options are endless!
Here's what to do:
--Send email to
CheeseCentralLodi@hotmail.com, with an inquiry for possible dates for your exclusive private cooking class
--Pick a cooking topic
--Gather a group of 8-10 friends or family, or co-workers for team-building
(3-6 guests for Bread Baking)
--Show up to the shop on your appointed date...hungry and ready to cook and drink wine (or beer) and have a fun event
All cooking classes: $85 pp
includes a full meal and adult beverages (see above for seasonal topics)
Cheese 101: $65 pp
you leave very full of good cheese!
Bread Baking: $65 pp
for beginners and mid-level bakers, go home with baked and raw bread products, and a happy full tummy
PARKING FOR CLASS PARTICIPANTS: Street parking is limited, though available. Feel free to park in the F&M Bank parking lot (after banking hours) and walk through the alley to School Street. The parking lot on Church St. across from F&M Bank is public parking after 5 pm daily and on weekends. The entrance to the public parking garage is on Pine Street at the Lodi Arch. Free and accessible to all three levels.