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Beecher's Handmade Cheese


Artisans, cheesemongers, and wine aficionados—learn their secrets

If you have yet to set foot inside this bold, expansive space in the Flatiron District, you may be wrongly assuming that it’s “just another cheese shop.” Tsk, tsk. To call Beecher’s anything but a cheese empire would be akin to using hand-torn, individually wrapped singles of American when a recipe called for shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. First there’s the one-of-a-kind, glass-enclosed cheesemaking kitchen on the main level, where you can watch artisans making batches of the signature Flagship cheese—and others. Then there’s Beecher’s fantastic restaurant, The Cellar, delivering a menu of gourmet fare accompanied by an extensive wine list. Needless to say, we can’t get enough of this place.

Now’s your shot to get a real education at this unique cheese mecca, with our exclusive Beecher’s Handmade Cheese classes. Cheesemonger Abby Meeks and wine aficionado Kristina Schiro lead you through the ins and outs of wine and cheese, starting with a glass of bubby. These classes will both wow your palate while giving you a crash course in gourmand wisdom.
The first class, appropriately titled Pairing 101, takes place on April 20. Focusing on five classic wines and cheeses, it will investigate the history of the dynamic duo’s longstanding love affair—one that has spanned centuries—and shed some light both on on what makes these classic so enduring and delicious, and why they work so well together.

On May 4, Meeks and Schiro return for a deeper dive into the bounty of the East Coast. Cheesemaking in the US has exploded in recent years, from the 750 cheeses that took part in the first American Cheese Society competition in 2005, to the nearly 1,800 of today. With so many incredible options, you’ll get a chance to find the perfect complement of wine for five favorites. And two weeks later, the West Coast strikes back for the final event on May 18, featuring five more world-class cheeses, and the wines that brings out the best in them.

Tickets are very limited, so be sure to grab yours now before they’re gone.


Pairing 101—Wednesday, April 20, 7 PM–9 PM
Why the classics work! Five wines and five cheeses. Class begins with a glass of bubbly.

East Coast Pairings—Wednesday, May 4, 7 PM–9 PM
Favorites from the East. Five wines and five cheeses. Class begins with a glass of bubbly.

West Coast Pairings—Wednesday, May 18, 7 PM–9 PM
Favorites from the West. Five wines and five cheeses. Class begins with a glass of bubbly.