Fortified wines are some of our favorite styles to pair with cheese, and have a long, rich history of production. Sherry making in Spain spans 3,000 years. The Alto Douro where port wine grapes grow is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The fortified wines from the island of Madiera can easily age for 200 years or longer.
Join Formaggio Kitchen South End's Wine Buyer Julie and South End Cheese Buyer Ross on a tasting journey through Sherry, Port, and Madeira: home to some of the world's greatest and most misunderstood wines. Learn the basics of each type of wine including the fascinating history of each, where they come from, how they're made, and how they differ from each other. From rich, sweet ruby Port to dry, salty Sherry, you will sample some of our favorite styles, and enjoy cheeses specially chosen to highlight each wine's unique qualities.
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.