Sunday Session: Fun with Cheese

Cheesy jokes and punny cheese names abound! This plate featured FONTINA Turner, SCOTSWOLD Baio, MANCHEGO Unchained and Dalai LANGRES.

Wino Wednesday: Syrah/Shiraz

Understand the difference between Syrah and Shiraz while enjoying Monte Enebro, Jeff's Select, Quicke's Mature Cheddar and Roaring Forties Blue.

Sunday Session: Peaches

Peaches pair perfectly with creamy cheeses and Georgia is known for their peaches, so our plate featured Green Hill, Thomasville Tomme and Asher Blue from Sweet Grass Dairy.

Wino Wednesday: Grüner Veltliner

Austria's most distinctive varietal gets paired with Alp Blossom, Backsteiner, Fleur du Maquis, Pilota, and marzipan.

Wild Wacky Negroni Night

Mixed up Negroni and paired it with Burrata and pop rocks, Truffle Tremor and cola, Parmigiano, Pleasant Ridge Reserve and peanut butter with banana, Cabricharme with pickled kohlrabi, and Smokey Blue and almond roca.

Sunday Session: Gratitude

Our topic was gratitude and we shared some "saintly" cheeses that we are grateful for: Comte Saint Antoine, Saint Stephen, Saint Agur and Oma.

Wino Wednesday: Super Tuscan

We paired a Super Tuscan with some super cheeses from the Tuscan region: Boschetto, Cacio de Roma Fresco, Pepato and Boschetto. We also shared roasted red tomatoes and noci verdi candite.

Sunday Session: What it Takes

What does it take to make a cheese and get it from milk to your plate? Hear cheese making success stories while savoring Humboldt Fog, Hook's 5-Year Cheddar, Old Chatham Gouda and Caveman.

Wino Wednesday: Il Verro

We're feeling sheepish with Il Verro Sheep wine from Italy, paired with these sheep milk favorites: Brebicet (France), Fiore Sardo (Italy), Ewenique (California) and Roquefort (France).

Sunday Session: Creating

Is there anything more powerful than creating something? Gina sang the first song she wrote along with Cuor di Fieno, Belper Knolle, Red Hawk, Four Alarm Cheddar and Nate's Pimento Spread.

Tequila, Mezcal y Queso

Bucherondin with Suerte Tequila Blanco
Estero Gold with Campo Azul Reposado
Alex with El Silence Mezcal Espadin
Flagship Reserve with Vago Elote Mezcal

Wino Wednesday: Riesling

Everyone always poo-poos Rieslings, thinking they are too sweet. But this regal Riesling from Tessier paired perfectly with Dream Weaver, Cheers, Scharfe Maxx and Rustic Red.

Sunday Session: Fear

Why do we fear and how can we fear less? We introduced Mimolette, Cambozola Black, Tete de Moine and Queso Leonora, along with piparra peppers, anchovies, tamarind and chicharrones.

Wino Wednesday: Bordeaux

Bordeaux is not only a region of France but a wine varietal as well. We paired Chateau Blouin with P'tit Basque, Roquefort, Fleur de Res and La Gruta Tres Leches.

Sunday Session: Healthy Cheese

Is cheese good for you? We chatted about this and the overall need to look on the bright side of life while enjoying Garrotxa, Ewephoria, Holey Cow and Brie de Meaux.

Wino Wednesday: Cava

We went crazy for Cava featuring Spanish Casas del Mar Cava (bubbles) with Mt. Tam (California), Naked Goat (Spain), Parmigiano-Reggiano (Italy) and Campo de Montalban (Spain).

Chillin' and Grillin'

We grilled Halloumi and Camembert, made Welsh Rarebit using Red Dragon, and noshed on Idiazabal, Quebec Vintage Cheddar, Cahill Porter, Soppressata and Bresaola on this summer eve.

Whisky, Whiskey and Cheese

We paired a whisky, whiskey, bourbon and scotch with Troi Laits, Old Farmdal, Saint Angel, Shropshire, La Dama Sagrada and Bufarolo.

Willoughby Wednesday

This all-American tasting featured Willoughby from Vermont washed in Alesmith Forgeberry beer. The plate also included Prairie Breeze (Iowa), Bay Blue (California), and Lamb Chopper (California)

Italian Tasting Time

We paired Fantinel Pinot Grigio and Stehleon Sangiovese with Sapore del Piave, Alp Blossom, Memoire, Dream Weaver and Shaft's Blue, showing the versatility of these varietals.

Around the World

We paired a French Domaine Jean Paul Ballard Sancerre and Tablelands Pinot Noir from New Zealand with Drunken Goat, Taleggio, Barber's 1833 Cheddar, Beaufort, Alpengouda and Bayley Hazen Blue.

Rosé Kind of Day

Summertime is the best time for a nice chilled Rosé. These are a few of our favorites: Bucherondin (France), Mahon Reserva (Spain), Guntensberg (Switzerland) and Ossau-Iraty (France).

Make Mozzarella and Ricotta

While learning to make fresh cheese at home, we nibbled on Schnebelhorn (Switzerland), Honey Bee Goat Gouda (Holland), Melange Brebis Chevre (France) and Blu di Bufala (Italy).

Grilled Cheese

Monger, chef and Del Mar manager Sarah shared her tips for making the best grilled cheese using gruyere, speck, mustard and butter. You say panini, we say venini. Whatever you say, it's delicious.

Red Wine vs White Wine

Green Quartz Sauvignon Blanc
with Selles Sur Cher and Comte
Daniele Conterno Nebbiolo
with Robiolo Bosina and Piave Vecchio

Beer and Cheese

Capricho Cabra with Omegang Pale Sour, Beemster X-O with Beachwood Citraholic, Chimay with Westmalle Belgian Tripel, Stilton with Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Stout