Chef Classes

A Culinary Journey of Cheese...

Now entering it's 7th season, the Carr Valley Cheese cooking classes continue to be taught by renowned chefs and cooking instructors. Each deliciously unique dish features one of our handcrafted, award-winning cheeses. Classes are held March through October in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen at the Carr Valley Cheese retail store in Sauk City,WI.  Whether you enjoy great food, have a passion for cooking, or simply love tasting artisan cheese, our cooking classes will surely delight you!


What to Expect at a Carr Valley Cheese Cooking Class:


Chit Chat & Cheese: Up to 15 minutes prior to your class, mix and mingle with fellow cheese lovers at our self-serve tasting stations featuring a variety of artisanal cheeses.  Please note:  the Chit Chat & Cheese is optional.


Cooking Class: Expect 2 1/2 hours of casual and delicious fun in a classroom-style setting. Your chef will create generous, multi-course tastings for you from his/her menu.   You will also be able to enjoy 2 glasses of wine at this time. In addition, you will go home with all of the chef's recipes so you can recreate your own culinary journey!


Post Class:  Join your class members to shop for your must-have Carr Valley cheeses and go home with lots of ideas, culinary contentment, and a smile on your face!

Cancellation Policy: A credit will be issued for any class that you need to cancel 24 hours before the scheduled date & time of the class.  The credit is good for another class or anything in the store.  Cancellations within 24 hours of the class are nonrefundable, weather permitting.

The Kings of Spring: Ramps, Morels, & Asparagus with Chef J.R. Schoenfeld from Chives Restaurant and Bleu Restaurant & Lounge, Suamico, WI, Sunday, May 18th, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

CODE: 05182014

Price: $55.00

Escape to a world of fresh and flavorful.  Featuring seasonal ingredients (ramps, morels, asparagus, & more) that are locally-sourced, Chef J.R. Schoenfeld from Chives Restaurant and Bleu Restaurant & Lounge will take you on a spring vacation unlike any...[more]

Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Pairings with Forequarter Restaurant and the Underground Butcher, Madison, WI, Sunday, June 8, 3:00-4:30

CODE: 06082014

Price: $35.00

Explore five expertly selected flavor pairings of charcuterie, cheese, and wine with a guided tasting from wine connoisseur Bob Hemauer and salami expert Pete Baisden from Forequarter Restaurant and the Underground Butcher.  Discover the simplicity of creating your own...[more]

Farm to Table with Chef Luke Zahm from the Driftless Cafe, Viroqua, WI, Friday, June 20th, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

CODE: 06202014

Price: $55.00

Celebrate seasonal, farm-fresh, local foods with Chef Luke from the Driftless Café.  Learn how to highlight the flavors of summer with simple tips and techniques that you can use at home for entertaining or weeknight cooking. Menu items coming soon!...[more]

Door County Delights with Chef Janice Thomas from The Savory Spoon, Door County, WI, Tuesday, July 15, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

CODE: 07152014

Price: $55.00

Come and join Carr Valley Cheese for a second helping of Door County Delights with Chef Janice Thomas!  If you were unable to attend her class two years ago, make sure to sign up this time around!  Visit www.savoryspoon.com to learn more about Chef Janice Thomas!...[more]

Beer. It's What's for Dinner. with Chef Nick Szombatfalvy from Craftsman Table & Tap, Middleton, WI, Wednesday, August 6th, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

CODE: 08062014

Price: $55.00

Roll up your sleeves with Chef Nick Szombatfalvy from Craftsman Table & Tap to indulge in an evening of cooking and pairing delicious food with flavorful beers.  Menu items coming soon! www.craftsmantableandtap.com  [more]

French Classics with Chef Anthony Leonhardi from Salut Bar Americain, St. Paul, MN, Sunday, October 5th, 10:00-12:30 p.m.

CODE: 10052014

Price: $55.00

Imagine yourself strolling past the Eiffel Tower, exploring the galleries of Marseille or touring the countryside of Bordeaux as you sip wine and enjoy classic French cuisine abounding with aromatic and flavorful ingredients of one of the most celebrated food cultures in the...[more]

An Italian Bistro with Chef Lawrence DeFranza & Chef Kari Mueller from Carmella's, Appleton, WI, Sunday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CODE: 10192014

Price: $55.00

Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine with Chef Lawrence De Franza and Kari Mueller from Carmella’s Restaurant.  Enjoy a variety of traditional Italian recipes with a modern twist. Menu items coming soon! www.carmellasbistro.com  ...[more]

My Cookbook, Your Table with Chef Terri Milligan

Price: $55.00

Stay tuned with class description and date! No pre-registration at this time.