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 European Cheesemaking
    Menlo Park
    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30 pm

    Fromage Blanc
    Enjoy the freshly made cheese with snacks and accompaniments, including a poached pear with mascarpone.
  • St. Patrick's Day Cheese & Beer Pairings
    San Mateo
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30 pm

    Enjoy Guided Tastings of Irish Cheeses
    Explore Beer and Cheese Pairings
    Irish Cheddar and Corned Beef Grilled Cheese
    Potato Leek Soup