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Covid-19 Updates

The Cheese School of San Francisco is following the guidelines set forth by The City & County of San Francisco.

For the most up to date information, visit sf.gov.

If you haven't heard... we've moved! Get all of the exciting details here.

Classes in our new space are live. You can register here or on Eventbrite.

Sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to learn about the latest events and pop-ups happening very soon!

If you have class credit and would like to use it for a new class, please contact kelly@thecheeseschool.com.

Yes! We'd love to have you!

Please email hello@thecheeseschool for more information about private events.


No need! Once you’ve registered online or over the phone and paid for your spot in class, you’re all set! Just give us your name when you arrive.

If you’ve purchased a class registration as a gift and would like us to send a gift notice, just let us know by contacting us at kelly@thecheeseschool.com, call us at 415.346.7530, or make a note of your request with your online purchase.

All class registrations (and payment) must be made in advance.

You are coming to the best kind of school... one where eating and drinking is required and there is no homework other than continuing to enjoy cheese!

Our classroom is set up like a school classroom and we do ask that you give the instructor your full attention when he or she is talking. But it’s fun, relaxed and we want you to ask lots of questions!

It depends on how hungry you are and how you feel about eating cheese for dinner. We serve cheeses in class along with sliced baguette, fresh and dried fruit and glasses of wine (or beer).

Keep in mind that class is a guided tasting, so we will ask you to slowly and intentionally eat your way around your plate of cheese. If delayed cheese gratification sounds like torture, or you are generally a big eater, we recommend enjoying a small meal or a salad ahead of class. Regardless, everyone leaves class fully satisfied.

Not at all! Cheese 101 is a great place to start, but by no means the only place. All of our classes are designed to be informative, fun, and delicious.

Our maximum capacity is 28 people for a tasting class. It sounds intimate but it’s a big enough group to have fun and generate great questions.

Certainly! Please let us know the names of folks in your party when you register. We limit group registration to 6 people in a public tasting class. If you have more than 6 in your party please check out our private class offerings.

Yes! We have gluten-free crackers available upon request. Please let us know when you register for class.

As tastings are planned in advance for a group setting we do not offer substitutions. If you have cheese preferences or dietary restrictions and would like some guidance in selecting a class, just give us a call at 415.346.7530 or email us at customerservice@thecheeseschool.com. We’re happy to guide you towards a class that works for you. We can substitute bread with gluten-free crackers upon request.

One cannot live on cheese alone... however, we don't permit outside beer or wine to be brought in for classes.

In a cheese-beverage pairing class (Cheese 101 or Cheese & Beer for example) tastings will be served during class. In a non-pairing cheese class (pizza or cheese making) wine will be served.

We always have addittional cheese-friendly wines and beers by the glass or bottle available for purchase.

We love kids. We even have some of our own, but our classes are generally geared towards adults. If your child is over 16, she or he is welcome in class, but let us know beforehand.

From time to time we offer kid-focused classes. Subscribe to our eNewsletter for updates to our schedule.

No discount is given for children or other guests not drinking alcohol.

Here is a link to the FDA’s recommendations for pregnant women. In most classes at least some raw milk cheeses are served, but the majority of them are aged, hard cheeses. All cheeses are marked as raw or pasteurized. If you have further concerns, give us a call at 415.346.7530 or email us at customerservice@thecheeseschool.com.

It's rare but it does happen. 

If in the unlikely event that we must cancel a class, you will receive a lengthy apology and have the option of receiving a refund or applying any fees paid to a future class.

If you are unable to attend a class for which you have registered, class registration fees are non-refundable, but are transferable (your friend will be sooo happy). Alternatively, if you cancel your registration, we are happy to issue you a school credit that may be applied to a future registration, for up to one year, provided cancellation notice is given 48 hours prior to the beginning of the original class. If your party is four or more people, we require 72 hours notice of a cancellation. If you purchased class for a friend, the same policies apply. As we are a teeny-tiny business with very limited seating, we are not able to make exceptions to this policy.

Platter orders may be cancelled with 48 hours notice. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will be charged 100% of the purchase price less any delivery fees.

If you choose to purchase a spot in another class, you simply need to copy and paste the code into the "gift certificate or code" box during checkout on our website. If for some reason the code is not working just give us a call 415.346.7530 or email us, kelly@thecheeseschool.com and let us know. We’ll let you know if there is a price difference. You will not be considered registered until your class is fully paid. Please note that we do not allow multiple cancellations and re-registrations with the same school credit - you may only redeem a school credit once.

All of our classes and events must be reserved in advance. 

If you are a party of 6+ and are interested in a private class or experience, please email hello@thecheeseschool.com to inquire about options.

Location, Hours and Parking

The Cheese School is located within Daily Driver in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood:

2535 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA  94107

At this time we are open for classes and events only.

Although there is street parking, both metered and non-metered located throughout the Dogpatch neighborhood, it can be difficult to find parking. If you do drive, make sure no valuables, luggage or bags are visible in your vehicle.

We strongly advise taking rideshare (Uber/Lyft) or the Muni T - 3rd Street Line, (get off at 20th & 3rd) which drops you off almost in front of our location... because you do want that extra glass of wine, right?

If you are using a ride-sharing app, please enter our address as:

The Cheese School of San Francisco

2535 3rd Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

Cheese and Gifts

We usually sell cheese along with all the accompaniments (including wine and beer).

However, as we are settling into our new space, we will only be selling these items after our classes and events.

We love talking with guests about cheeses to try. If you are looking for something specific, we can usually find it with advanced notice.

Give us a call at 415.346.7530 or email us at customerservice@thecheeseschool.com - we are always happy to help you with your cheese needs! 

We usually have a supply of vegetable rennet, citric acid, cheesecloth, books and cheesemaking kits for aspiring cheesemakers.

However, as we are settling into our new space, we do not have these items available right now.

Yes we do! They can be used for anything we offer. Get one here.

Cheese Wheel Cakes

Yes, we’d love to! Set-up, decoration, and even cheese service (cutting and serving your cake) are available within the Bay Area for an additional fee. Contact us for details at 415.346.7530 or customerservice@thecheeseschool.com.

When you order a cheese wheel cake from us, you’ll receive detailed instructions for cutting and serving your cake. However, we'd also like to speak with your caterer to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Yes! A cheese knife will work perfectly for you and your sweetheart to cut into one of the top, softer tiers of the cake for that perfect photo. Other cheese tools may be needed for harder cheeses, we'd be happy to walk you through everything.

Yes! Cheese is hearty and, in fact, best enjoyed at room temperature. Give your guests plenty of time to take in your gorgeous cake before you cut into it!