Cheesemaking Fundamentals Classes in November
Join us at Curds and Wine to learn how easy and rewarding it is to make your own cheeses at home! In our Cheesemaking Fundamentals Class
you will learn the fundamental processes behind fresh cheesemaking as well as the techniques for making pressed cheeses and aged cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, and camembert. We will make fromage blanc, ricotta, and queso fresco, and demonstrate the processes involved in making feta, swiss-style cheeses and mold-ripened cheeses such as camembert/brie-style and blue cheeses. We will have samples of the various styles of cheeses you can make at home from Venissimo
, as well as other refreshments. Finally, you will receive a packet with a recipe booklet to make the cheeses from the class as well as basic supplies to get you started with your cheesemaking. You will also receive a 10% discount coupon. Class size is limited to 18 participants. Ticket holders ONLY admitted to class. Purchase tickets online: Saturday November 8, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm Thursday November 13, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm Saturday November 15, 2014 from 1 - 3:30 pm
Winemakers' Seminar: "Common Wine Faults" on Saturday October 18th, 1 - 3 pm
In association with San Diego Amateur Winemakers' Society
, Curds and Wine will be hosting bi-monthly home winemakers' seminars. These seminars are held every even numbered month on the third weekend at 1 pm. Seminars are given by Lum Eisenman, a winemaking guru that we are lucky to have in the San Diego area. Lum will share his expertise on various winemaking techniques and issues. This month Lum will discuss "Common Wine Faults".
These seminars are free, but limited to 20 people. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP online here.
RJ Spagnols Restricted Quantity and Winexpert Limited edition 2014/2015 releases announced!
Year to year, no two grape crops are the same. So each year, RJ Spagnols and Winexpert offer home winemakers an exclusive selection of outstanding wine kits, developed to feature the best results from grape harvests around the world. Due to the nature of these kits, they are only available in limited quantities, and must be pre-ordered by Sunday November 16, 2014
to reserve your wine kit. You can preorder your wine kits online to ensure availability through the links below.
March 2015 Release
April 2015 Release
New Item: Hygrometer for Cheese Lockers
Monitoring humidity in your cheese locker is critical for proper affinage of your homemade cheeses. We now carry basic hygrometers
so you can keep an eye on that important part of your cheese making process. Available in store or online
for $19.95 at Curds and Wine. We also have calibration kits
for $14.95 to check the accuracy of your hygrometers.
Bring your used corks to Curds and Wine for recycling by local companies! All types welcome, natural or synthetic.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
*Curds and Wine will close early at 3 pm on Friday 10/31/14*
Curds and Wine is San Diego's Experience - Education - Entertainment headquarters for all of your winemaking and cheese making needs! We have all the supplies you need to make your own wine or cheese at home, and are here to help you out along the way. In addition, you can make your wine on site at Curds and Wine -- use our equipment, we'll clean up after each winemaking step and store your wine in a temperature-controlled environment until you are ready to bottle it. You can also make personalized labels for your wine or cheese and print it at the shop! In addition, we have winemaking equipment rentals available as well as wine chemistry testing, and cheesemaking classes. Check the website for the schedule.