In collaboration with expert local cheese makers and mongers, Sarah Mooney has brought a comprehensive collection of cheese courses to Portland since January 2016. We span in-depth focuses on tastings and pairings from specific regions, styles and artisan cheese makers to hands on cheese-making classes. We also offer beautifully executed cheese boards for your special events and parties.
Our cheese courses are small to insure a relaxed intimate pace, allowing you to ask as many questions as you have. By the end of class, we want you to feel confident in your knowledge of cheese making or within a specific region, style or flavor profile so you can easily order your next cheeses with certainty.
Have a large corporate event and want something focused to excite your clients? Let us help you create a unique and fun program geared toward your needs and numbers. We have led cheese making and pairing classes for large numbers in large spaces without losing connection with your guests. We also provided cheeses and pairing suggestions for station-style service. How can we help you?
In 2011, Sarah Mooney left her job of 13 years in IT to pursue a Masters in Human Ecology and Sustainability in Pollenzo, Italy. From there she spent several months under the generous guidance of award winning cheese maker Giana Ferguson at Gubbeen Creamery in Ireland studying cheese-making and the fascinating effects of the Irish coastal terroir. Before coming on board with the great Steve Jones, Sarah worked for Black Sheep Creamery making delicious sheep milk cheeses. When she’s not guiding her students through sensory adventures, Sarah teaches classes up and down the west coast from B.C. to California and is perfecting a local twist on the decadent triple cream at home.