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Monasteries have been producing their own goods since the middle ages to feed and sustain their communities of monks and nuns. Monastic cheese became a go-to as many in this community were unable to eat meat or fish due to religious reasons and cheese is high in protein. Typically, monastic cheeses are soft to semi-soft cow’s milk cheeses with pungent and aromatic flavors that develop as the wheels are washed in wine or beer.

Please note: Items will not be available for pick-up until Thursday, April 8th. 

This class will delve into the history and styles of monastic cheese. Join us on our journey as we taste our way through five pairings that embody monastic traditions. A bottle of monastic wine is available as an add-on.

How the virtual class will work:

  • TASTING KITS: Each order will feature three cheeses (1/4 pound cuts for one person portions, 1/2 pound cuts for two person portions) and crackers.
  • PICK-UP: Tasting kits will be available for pick-up after 11am on April 8th from 5004 Prytania Street. 
  • ZOOM: The morning of your class, we will send you an email that includes a Zoom link and password to join the class. A few minutes before the class starts, open the email and click on the Zoom link. Need help with Zoom? Click here. If you still have questions when the class is about to start, please call 504-513-7971 to troubleshoot.
  • THE CLASS: The class will start promptly at 7pm and will last approximately 60-75 minutes. The format of the class will feature St. James Cheese Company Cheesemonger Molly Bourg. Audience questions and comments are encouraged!

Questions? Email rachel@stjamescheese.com or call 504-899-4737

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