Tuesday, December 4, 2012

brave the caves

I first heard of Formaggio Kitchen at the Brasstacks anniversary party, and knew I would have to visit their shop, as they specialize in artisinal jams and cheese (the best two edible bits in the world in my opinion). Sunday night, we headed over to the Brave the Caves class, aka cheese spelunking. We had front-row seats to the oldest man-made cheese cave of it's kind in the US (unfortunately there aren't any natural caves in Cambridge, MA...)...with Julia Child even being at the opening of the older cave!


For $55 per ticket, we learned all about the cave, aging cheese & caring for the cheese. We also enjoyed plates of charcuterie, jam, and cheese paired with wine & beer...all while learning! We saw the oldest compte in the US and were able to test some of the strangest looking cheeses before they were sealed back up with butter.


Mmmm cheese. After the educational part of the class, we were able to mosey around the store and pick up some supplies. I found my two newest obsessions, an onion confit and a pear marmalade from this company. Obsessed. This jam of the month club is now number one on my Christmas list.

With the mother-store located in Cambridge, and the younger store in the South End, Boston is one lucky city. There is also a branch in NYC, but if you're not nearby, you can also order supplies online! Happy stocking shopping!

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  1. Thanks for the post and we're glad you enjoyed the class! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
    - The Formaggio Family