The Guild is in full gear for the Winter! Join us at a market, a restaurant, a cheese class, a festival – we want you to taste Massachusetts Cheese!
Thursday, January 18: Annual Meeting
The Guild’s Annual Meeting is open to all members at all levels. During the first part of the day, the Board will meet to review the past year’s business and elect a new slate of officers; after lunch, we’ll have open discussion about programming for 2018 and an education session. This year’s meeting will take place at the Campus Center at UMass Amherst from 11 am – 3 pm. If you are a current member and would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance reservations are required.
Thursday, February 15: Cheese and Spirits at Bully Boy Distillery
Join the Guild for an evening of cheese and local spirits tasting.
Cheese Guild Executive Director and Cheesemonger Beth Falk will guide you through the basic families of cheesemaking style with tastes of seven different Massachusetts artisan cheeses. You’ll learn about the history of cheese in the Commonwealth (the birthplace of cheese in America!), about milk and why it matters, why “artisan” cheese is different from the packaged cheese you find on large store shelves, and about pairings and plating ideas for everything you taste.
We’ll finish the class with suggestions for cheese and spirits pairings to warm up cold winter evenings. Bully Boy’s distillery and tasting room space provide the perfect backdrop for our culinary exploration – stay and enjoy the cocktail menu after class!
Event begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets are FREE for current Guild members; $25 for non-members. Purchase tickets here.
Saturday, May 19: Cheese 101 at Natick Community Farm
Save the date – tickets will be on sale in early spring!
Do you know the difference between a bloomy rind and a blue? Learn all about cheese styles and identification in our Massachusetts Cheese 101 class! We’ll taste a variety of local cheeses and talk about serving suggestions, cheese plates and wine pairings. Classes are scheduled periodically at our retail and restaurant members’ locations across Massachusetts. Admission for these introductory classes is FREE for our Enthusiast members. Subscribe to our mailing list here to be notified of upcoming class dates.