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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl
Btwn N Rush St & N Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Price includes sales tax
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 25

What you'll learn in this cheese class:

Pecorino, washed-rind, farmstead, stagionato…what does it all mean? Join the master cheesemongers of Eataly in a guided tasting of carefully-selected cheeses that highlight a wide variety of cheese making styles and techniques.

Guests will enjoy a tasting of 6 of Eataly's most delicious cheeses at peak perfection, paired with just the right condiments and 3 glasses of Italian wine. By the end of class, you will walk away armed with the knowledge you need to approach even the most daunting of cheese counters (Eataly Chicago alone has over 350 varieties of cheese!) and create a perfect cheese course of your own.

  • A selection of 6 cheeses, to be determined
  • 3 wines, to be determined
Additional Information
  • Please note, class includes a guided tasting and is not hands-on. 
  • Seating is guaranteed but is first-come, first-served.
  • Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class. Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. 
  • Menu is subject to slight change.
  • All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.

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Refund Policy
Payment in full is required at the time of registration and all sales are final. 

No refunds are offered on classes and events.

For groups of 5-10 guests, a minimum of 7 days' notice is required to receive a credit in the form of a coupon for a future class or event. For groups of up to 4 guests, a minimum of 4 days' notice is required to receive a credit in the form of a coupon code for a future class or event at La Scuola. 

We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel a class or event due to unforeseen circumstances, inclement weather or otherwise. In the event of a class or event cancellation, we will contact you directly at the phone number or email address you have provided to offer a full refund or credit to transfer to a future class or event. While we are not able to offer credit, transfers or refunds for last-minute illnesses, work-related conflicts, personal emergencies or events beyond our control, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, as we understand that these things do happen. 

If you are purchasing this class or event as a gift, please provide this cancellation policy to the recipient, as the policy will still apply. Credits issued for La Scuola events are redeemable ONLY for future La Scuola events and cannot be used to register for events in other parts of the marketplace or exchanged for store credit or Eataly gift cards.


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Reviews of Classes at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago (93)

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Cheese 101
Reviewed by Lauren J. on 9/1/2019
Great value for the money. Lots of cheese, bread, wine and good info.
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Margie G. on 7/22/2019
I recommend taking Cheese 101. This beginner's class is an excellent start. I credit the presenter on how he presented the information. Besides being knowledgeable, he connected well with the group which was a sizable class. I credit Etaly on its class format. There was a server on hand who attended to us -- keeping our glasses filled, etc. Although silent throughout the presentation, she was attentive and graceful. This class was well thought out. The only suggestion I would make is that your olive oil salesperson who was peddling outside the classroom needs to learn from the server or his other sales colleagues. After class, I and my friends went to purchase those items shared with us during the presentation. When it came time to purchase the olive oil, we asked the salesperson if he knew of olive oil used in class. His response "How would I know". We sample what he had and comment that particular one was darker in taste compared to the one in class. His response "of course it is dark, it is olive". We walked away not purchasing.
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Garrett E. on 6/23/2019
I could definitely see the passion in our presenter. He is clearly very knowledgeable and eager to teach. I think the course could benefit by the use of visuals, photos maybe a few slides. There were times throughout the presentation that the cheese making process was described in great detail but it was difficult to follow and really dragged on. I feel the class could also benefit by placing some more emphasis on some of the more practical information for us as the consumer and slightly less details of the cheese production. We love eataly and love the fact you provide education experiences. We thought our presenter was fully qualified, capable and personable yet the content needs to be edited a bit. Thanks for allowing us to share our thoughts and we look forward to taking more classes in the future!
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Mary G. on 2/26/2019
Eataly is a wonderful place with great food and knowledgeable staff. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic, but the class was a two-hour lecture. That was disappointing.
Cheese 101
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/20/2019
I enjoyed the class. I did wish that it was smaller and had more time to explain the cheeses and flavors it could pair with. I would also loved to have tried even more types.

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