Join Alison Leber, a.k.a. the Roving Cheese Monger, and Lauren Adler, Chief Chocophile of Chocolopolis, for a cheese and chocolate pairing class on Tuesday, April 14 from 7-9pm.
We'll taste 5 cheeses and 5 chocolates by themselves, then we'll taste the favorite pairings of our experts. Explore how the flavors and textures complement each other (or not!).
Judge for yourself how our experts did. Do you agree? Did you find some of your own favorite pairings? The fun is in the exploration!
We'll top off the evening with a delightful glass of Port, a wonderful accompaniment to both cheese and chocolate!
About Alison Leber
Alison, known as the Roving Cheeesemonger, is one of 46 American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional and Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluators (ACS CCP, CCSE) in the world. Alison has enjoyed working in many facets of the cheese & wine business from owning a retail wine and cheese shop, Brie & Bordeaux, Bistro and Cheese & Wine shop in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle. She brings cheese to the people with the Roving Cheese Shop and teaches Cheese & Wine Appreciation and Making Fresh Cheeses Classes at some of the finest schools in the region.
About Lauren Adler
Lauren Adler is the Founder and Chief Chocophile of Chocolopolis, a chocolate retail store in Seattle and online at www.chocolopolis.com that offers hundreds of craft chocolate bars. A pioneer in the craft chocolate industry, Lauren has over a decade of experience introducing consumers to fine chocolate. She is the Vice President of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit organization that promotes quality, innovations, ethical sourcing, and best practices in the fine chocolate industry. She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous FCIA conferences, the Northwest Chocolate Festival and the Dallas Chocolate Festival. She has been a judge in the chocolate category at the Good Food Awards, and she is a co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Chocolate Society. She writes about chocolate at https://blog.chocolopolis.com/ and you can find her on social media @ChiefChocophile and @Chocolopolis.