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.

  • Mozzarella & Burrata By Hand
    Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM

    Fresh Handmade Mozzarella
    Fresh Handmade Burrata Comparative Tasting of Commercial Cow and Buffalo Milk Mozzarellas and Burrata
    Seasonal Salad- with the cheese we just made

    Learn about cultures, enzymes, shelf life, what milk to buy, serving possibilities and more. After nibbling on our creations in class, all participants take home samples of their cheese.
  • Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Party
    Menlo Park
    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Cheese Tasting
    Classic & Daring Grilled Cheese Combinations
    Talk Cheese Melting Science and Strategies
    Share in the Cooking, Then Enjoy Paired Tastes of Beer and Wine

  • Beginning Italian Cheesemaking
    San Mateo
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM

    Creamy Mascarpone
    Herbed Goat Cheese
    Enjoy the Cheeses in Some Easy Appetizers