Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program
Sat-Mon, Mar 21-23, 2020

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About the Class

Our Three-Day Intensive Cheese Education Program is led by Market Hall Foods General Manager, Juliana Uruburu, and is intended for cheesemongers, chefs, caterers and other food professionals looking to improve their cheese knowledge.

It’s a hands on experience in the classroom and on a farm. You’ll gain knowledge and insight from the top cheese shop owners in the area. The program covers:

  • The ins and outs of buying and caring for cheese
  • How to taste cheese at a professional level
  • Cheese pairing approaches to beverages and food
  • Basics of cheesemaking
  • A visit to a successful farmstead cheese operation
  • Lessons learned from a local cheese shop owner
  • A vertical tasting of milk, yogurt, and fresh cheeses
  • And tasting of at least 45 different cheeses over the three days.

If you are looking to open a cheese shop, create a cheese program, want to enhance your cheesemonger training, or just learn more about cheese than you thought possible, this program is for you. Classes are kept small so that students have the opportunity to ask questions, connect with our world-class instructors, and each other. Alumni of our program have opened wonderful shops across the U.S. and Canada. Plus, round out your experience with a fourth day at our Opening a Cheese Shop by the Numbers class - Tuesday, March 24th.

Please call our office at 415-346-7530 to hear more about the program.

Dates + Times + Instructor

Dates: Saturday-Monday
March 21-23, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Juliana Uruburu

Our Students

Students come from all over the United States and the world to attend this one of a kind program. We've had attendees from England, Brazil, and the Philippines. Some of our past students have gone on to open cheese shops, become cheesemongers, and become cheese authors!


    “I definitely learned a ton and had fun doing it.  Everyone had such passion and enthusiasm!”

    “All the days went quickly and the overall experience was wonderful.”

    “You're all amazing. Seriously. This has been an amazing and incredibly useful, educational and fun class.”

Registration and Cancellation Policies

The cost of the Three-day Intensive is $1,200. A $500 deposit is required to secure a spot in the course. To pay a deposit now and your remaining balance a month before the program, please contact us at 415-346-7530.

The remainder is due approximately one month before the course start date. Cancellation requests received on or prior to the due date of the remaining balance will be honored with a refund of the deposit and any additional amount paid, less a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received 14-30 days before the start of the program will be subject to forfeiture of the entire $500 deposit, with only the additional balance paid available for refund. Cancellation requests received less than 14 before the course start date cannot be honored and all deposits and additional balances paid will be considered forfeited.

Additional Fee
A 4% San Francisco Health Care Ordinance Fee will be applied to all of our classes, catering and platter purchases