These days, many people and companies in the United States sell fine artisan cheeses, but few have traveled as far and devoted as much effort as Formaggio Kitchen has to reach the world's best producers. Join our owner, Ihsan Gurdal, as he illustrates this point with stories and samples from one of our top lines of cheese - Marcel Petite Comté. Our classic Alpine-style wheels from France's top Comté affineur are truly some of the world's best, but they didn't come easy. Ihsan will share tales from his years of pilgrimages to the Jura, letting you in on his quest to gain the respect and trust required to receive the highest quality wheels of Comté. Along the way, you'll sample the cheese at six different ages, ranging from young, milky-sweet Trois Sapins all the way up to extra-aged, extra-delicious Extra Grand Cru. (The latter is particularly special, as we're allotted only a few wheels each year around the holiday season.) You'll also taste them melted down in a big pot of Ihsan's trademark fondue, and he'll pair it all with his favorite wines.
NOTE: This class is held at our classroom annex, not our retail location. The annex is located at 67 Smith Place in Cambridge, and we highly recommend reviewing the directions available here.
Please be aware of our cancellation policy.
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Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years - a gourmand's paradise doubling as a neighborhood grocer. Each year finds us traveling to the far reaches of the planet in search of the world's finest artisan products. We believe in the one-herd farmer in Corsica, the tiny storefront baker in Tuscany and the fifth-generation olive grower in Andalusia, each striving to preserve their traditional methods in a world of mass-produced, industrial food. Whether visiting us in person or online, we invite you to browse our products and enjoy finding both new and old favorites.