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
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, August 31, 2019, 11 AM
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Handmade Mozzarella
    Fresh Handmade Burrata (mozzarella’s cream-filled cousin!)
    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
  • Mozzarella & Burrata by Hand
    San Mateo
    Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 am
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Handmade Mozzarella
    Fresh Handmade Burrata (mozzarella’s cream-filled cousin!)
    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.

  • Hot & Melted: Cooking with Cheese
    Menlo Park
    Friday, October 4, 2019, 6:30 pm
    handson
    $95.00


    Learn the hows and whys of cooking with cheese and the secrets to a perfect melt. Delve into cheese flavor pairing, so you can dream up your next cheese-tastic meal!
    Frico—the crispiest cheese crisp ever
    Salad—learn how to pair cheeses with the greens of the season
    Mac and Cheese—maximize the silky lusciousness for your next batch at home
    Adult’s Grilled Cheese—a childhood favorite updated for the modern cheese lover
    Goat Cheese Truffles—not your average cheese for dessert!
  • Mozzarella & Burrata by Hand
    Blackhawk
    Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11 am
    handson
    $125.00


    Fresh Handmade Mozzarella
    Fresh Handmade Burrata (mozzarella’s cream-filled cousin!)
    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.