Our Favorite Things: Cheese and Chocolate
Bring your sweethearts to experience a loved pairing just in time for Valentine’s Day – Cheese and Chocolate! Join our Cheese Nerd, Alison Leber as she walks you through all the elements in cheese tasting. All while using similar techniques, Alison will pair each of the selected cheese with chocolate! To be served with wine, of course!
The Cheese and Chocolate pairing may seem unusual, but soon you’ll notice similar flavor complexities. The pairings create a culinary combo of sublime delight; surprisingly compatible and totally extraordinary taste. Grow your knowledge and palette, and leave with skills surely to impress your guests.
Meet Alison Leber:
Alison loves all things cheese! Over the course of 30 years in the food and wine industry, Alison has held positions in wineries, as a sommelier, business owner and consultant. She owned the Cheese & Wine Shop and Bistro, Brie & Bordeaux, helped to open the original Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Pike Place Market and worked for over a decade with Sugar Mountain, parent company of Beecher’s, developing the non-profit Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation and other projects. Alison is proud to be an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional and Certified Cheese Sensory Evaluator. Among her many current pursuits, Alison leads cheese tasting and making classes, and she operates a Roving Cheese Shop at various locations throughout the Puget Sound region.