Special Event: Italian Cheese Tasting With Gaia Massai

Back by popular demand, this is our second Italian cheese tasting event with my friend Gaia Massai, a leading expert in Italian cuisine. Gaia was born, raised and educated in Tuscany. Today she's a wine and olive oil producer and a regular lecturer on Italian food at the Institute of Culture. 

Guests at this event will sample cheeses from a variety of Italian regions, learn about their history and how they’re made, and get practical tips for buying, storing and serving these products. 

I will prepare a light meal to complement the tasting - incorporating ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, ricotta,and parmigiana DOP. 

As always you are invited to bring your own wine for the event!

Antipasto

Bruschetta with tomatoes on arrival

Cheese Selections

Piave DOP - Semi-skimmed cow’s milk cheese from Veneto

Pecorino Toscano DOP – Traditional Tuscan sheep’s milk, drizzled with honey

Taleggio DOP – Full cream cows milk from Lombardy, served with cracker and walnut

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP – The king of cheeses, often imitated. We are sampling the real thing, from Emilia-Romagna

Gorgonzola DOP – Italian blue cheese from the regions Piedmont and Lombardy, served with cracker and pear

Altri Piatti

Buffalo mozzarella on skewers with tomatoes

Risotto cacio e pepe

Cannoli with ricotta

BYOB

You are invited to bring your own wine to enjoy during the tasting! 

$60 + HST & TICKETING FEE: $72.00

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