Kirstin Jackson

Author of It’s Not You, it’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese, Kirstin Jackson is a cheese and wine writer, consultant, and teacher. She loves teaching people how to stretch mozzarella curds in cheese making classes as much as she adores sharing her favorite French Alpine cheese in pairing classes! She blames her parents, who took her on trips to the California dairy country at a very young age for feeding her obsession. From visiting Comté caves to wandering through Loire Chenin Blanc vineyards in France, Kirstin travels extensively. After spending two months flipping cheddar slabs in England and washing funky cheese rinds in Ireland, Kirstin fell so in love with the curd that she started to teach cheese making classes upon her California return. She visits domestic cheesemakers any chance she gets, and reports back on her adventures on her blog. Kirstin went to the California Culinary Academy and studied Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley.

  • Beginning Cheesemaking
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11 AM
    handson
    $90.00


    Overview of cheese science, along with tastings and accompaniments for snacking.

    Fresh, Fluffy Indian Paneer
    Handmade Whole Milk Ricotta
    Cultured Creme Fraiche
  • Camembert Cheesemaking
    San Mateo
    Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $90.00


    Rich, buttery and soft, Camembert is one of the world’s most celebrated cheeses. In this class we’ll make our own cheese inspired by the legend. You’ll learn cheesemaking science, sample commercial wheels, and learn about Camembert history and culture. Be prepared to take your cheese home after class and tend to it for about a month!

  • Camembert Cheesemaking
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11 AM
    handson
    $90.00


    Rich, buttery and soft, Camembert is one of the world’s most celebrated cheeses. In this class we’ll make our own cheese inspired by the legend. You’ll learn cheesemaking science, sample commercial wheels, and learn about Camembert history and culture. Be prepared to take your cheese home after class and tend to it for about a month!
  • Holiday Cheese: Homemade Chevre, DIY Cheeseball, & Gifts
    San Mateo
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
    handson
    $90.00


    Learn techniques for special homemade treats perfect for holiday cheeseboards.

    Chevre-Making Demo
    Lemon Cheesecake Ball with Chevre
    Goat Cheese Truffles
    Cocoa Nib Candied Walnuts and Savory Rosemary Crisps

  • Holiday Cheese: Homemade Chevre, DIY Cheeseball, & Gifts
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, December 1, 2018, 11 AM
    handson
    $90.00


    Learn techniques for special homemade treats perfect for holiday cheeseboards.

    Chevre-Making Demo
    Lemon Cheesecake Ball with Chevre
    Goat Cheese Truffles
    Cocoa Nib Candied Walnuts and Savory Rosemary Crisps