NYC Cheese and Wine Tasting Class

Discover Artisanal Cheeses & Perfect Wine Parings in Long Island City

4 stars 36 Reviews
participants Price for 1 participant

Discover the extraordinary taste of handcrafted cheeses during this gourmet Artisanal Cheese Tasting and Wine Pairing. Whether you're a connoisseur or novice you'll be sure to find something to tickles your taste buds.

This gourmet experience gift takes place just 10 minutes from Manhattan at The Falchi Building in Long Island City, New York. Here you will savor hand-crafted cheeses in an engaging, exciting and educational setting. Epicurean Instructors will guide you through this mouthwatering two-hour tasting adventure. Throughout the culinary class you will learn the basics of cheese. You’ll be taught differences between milk types in cheese making and how they influence the aromas, flavors, and textures of your favorite fromage. From learning how to shop, care for, and present fine cheeses to paring them perfectly with wine, this class covers everything you ever wanted to know about cheese!

So whether you are looking for the perfect gift for foodies or a unique date night adventure, this Artisanal Cheese and Wine Tasting Class is the ticket!

The NYC Cheese and Wine Tasting Class Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be approximately fifty additional participants in the class.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

New York, Long Island City

The Cheese Tasting Classes are offered on select weekday evenings year-round and weekend afternoons, subject to availability. Evening classes typically begin at 7:00 PM and weekend classes typically begin at 3:00 PM.

The Cheese Tastings have a class length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2˝ hours.

The Cheese and Wine Paring Classes take place in all weather conditions.

What to wear
Business Casual attire is suggested.

Additional Information
All classes are held at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, founded by Chef Terrance Brennan, whose New York City restaurants Picholine and Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro revolutionized cheese appreciation in the United States.

Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the NYC Cheese and Wine Tasting Class Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Cheese and Wine Pairing 

5 stars

Really enjoyed the evening, informative, entertaining and delicious! The instructor Max is incredibly passionate about cheese and is a pleasure to listen to and learn from. 

- - New York, Monday, April 15, 2013

Wine and Cheese 

5 stars

The class was excellent. We went over 7 different cheeses with a phenomenal teacher, along with 4 different wines. It really was a great experience! 

- - New York, NY, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NYC Wine & Cheese Tasting 

4 stars

Great, very fun! 

- - Artisanal Cheese Center, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cheese and Wine Pairing 

5 stars

My guest and I had a delightful afternoon. The class was really interesting and informative, aside from tasting good. 

- - New York, Tuesday, February 05, 2013


4 stars

Generous with cheese and alcohol. 

- - New York City, Monday, December 03, 2012

Wine and Cheese Class 

5 stars

We had a great time! The servers were so nice and attentive, the teacher was nice and sooo informative and fun! We met a couple we hit it off with and we hung out during the event and probably will even get together in the future! The cheeses and wines were fantastic in that they chose a real variety that were accessible yet different enough to be new and interesting. There was a good balance between instruction and gab time. The only minor problems were that our names weren't on their list even though we'd received confirmations, and also the room where we were served proseco and cheese soufle before the class was uncomfortably very warm. Other than those minor things, I highly recommend this event! 

- - Manhattan, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cheese and Wine Tasting 

4 stars

Our 'cheese and wine' tasting was converted into a 'cheese and champagne' tasting - no complaints there! The instructors were knowledgeable, entertaining, and generous with the champagne and cheese. My date and I had a lot of fun and learned some too. 

- - New York, Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheese and Wine Tasting Review 

4 stars

The actual class was terrific-great cheese and wine and a good instructor. 

- - Manhattan, Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Worth every penny 

5 stars

This class was GREAT! Not only did I learn so much, but I loved the delicious cheese/fondue assortment before the class with the bottomless prosecco - that made it really feel like we were getting our money's worth. The teacher was knowledgable and fun. Great experience, thank you!! 

- - Lawrenceville, NJ, Monday, April 02, 2012

Cheese and Wine Tasting in New York for Two 

3 stars

My husband and I enjoyed eating various cheeses and drinking wine. The instructor did an excellent job explaining how to taste wine and why you did it that particular way. Unfortunately, it was not what we expected. We expected to be taught or told specifically, which cheeses pair well with certain wines- this was not the case. Instead, we drank different wines and then determined if the wine went well with the cheeses. This was not very helpful. Overall, we enjoyed our experience, but was mislead on what was actually going to take place during the class. 

- - New York, New York, Monday, November 21, 2011

Wine and Cheese Tasting 

5 stars

It was very good. Would have appreciated some info regarding parking since we ended up in a very expensive lot and only a block away it was 1/2 the price. But event itself was fun. 

- - New York, Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cheese & Wine Tasting Review 

5 stars

Absolutely wonderful - informative, enjoyable and very tasty! Would definitely do again. 

- - Artisinal, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cheese and Wine Tasting 

4 stars

Overall a very nice experience. Reception was very nice with plenty of cheese and good group of people. Could have had more variety of wines. We are a fan of red wine would have enjoyed more of that. Also our confirmation slip mentioned business casual which we did adhere to but no one else did. Most of the men came in shorts and sneakers. Which my husband would have preferred to wear. 

- - NYC, Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Cheese & Wine Tasting 

5 stars

The cheese was delicious and paired well with a variety of wines. The class was both very interesting and informative. Though I learned a lot, it was also a great deal of fun. The cheese & bubbly reception beforehand was an added perk. 

- - NJ, Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Different not worth the money 

2 stars

Different from what I was expecting. Location is not the best it is out of the way from everything. Do not get there early there is nothing nowhere to sit and wait at. The front lobby is nothing more than a security desk, not even a chair to sit on and outside is like being on a highway with 100s of buses. It was more like visiting a warehouse then a wine and cheese tasting. Oh it is really a Cheese and wine tasting. Cheese was interesting the wine not so good. Take the money and go to a vineyard in the country much better spent. 

- - NYC, Monday, July 12, 2010

Not What I Expected 

3 stars

I didn't really know what to expect, but it was an experience. 

- - NYC, Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting 

5 stars

My wife purchased a wine and cheese tasting experience for me as a gift. We attended together an had a wonderful and educating time. We'd definitely do it again. 

- - NYC, Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wine and Cheese Class NYC 

5 stars

Excellent! Very informative class. Enjoyable and delicious! Would definitely go again and recommend. 

- - Cheshire, CT, Sunday, March 07, 2010

Cheese & Wine Class - A Lot of Fun 

4 stars

Class starts with a white wine welcome reception - don't show up late or the best cheeses will be gone. Then we were wisked into a classroom with 3 wines, 6 cheeses and 7 chocolates (special class) set up in front of us. The wines were only so-so, but the class is more about the cheese anyway. I thought the information was beginner level but the cheeses were more advanced and not very suttle or approachable. Don't get me wrong, they were delicious, just potent. The class we were in had a chocolate pairing as well, and the that part was definitely amazing. I recommend eating lightly, if at all, before attending the class. 

- - New York, Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cheese and Wine 

3 stars

Different from what I expected. Learned a lot about cheese, and I love cheese. I was expecting more of a wine tasting. 

- - New York City, Monday, February 01, 2010

NYC Wine and Cheese Class 

4 stars

When I signed up for this class I was unaware that it was specifically for the Mediterranean Diet, wine and cheese pairing, but I liked it anyway. The teacher gave us SOO much information which was very helpful. I would have liked to try a few more wines (we only had 2), but the cheese selection was great. Would definitely recommend for friends! 

- - New York, Monday, December 07, 2009

Sake and Artisal Cheese Pairing 

5 stars

A lovely learning experience. A great introduction into the world of sake and its versality in pairing with extraordinary cheeses. Instructors were well informed and the interaction with the class was wonderful. 

- - New York, Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cheese & Wine Tasting 

5 stars

We enjoyed every second of the Cheese & Wine Tasting! This was a wonderful activity that was both interesting and fun. Max, the instructor was hilarious and incredibly informative. We are planning to do it again with a group of friends soon. 

- - New York, NY, Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cheese and Wine Review 

5 stars

Exceeded our expectations. Knowledgeable instructor, generous portions of both the wine and cheese. Good value. 

- - Artisanal Cheese Center, Monday, April 20, 2009

Cheese & Wine Tasting 

5 stars

Very well done. Professionally organized and presented. I would do again. 

- - NYC, Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cheese and Wine 101 

5 stars

This course was great! The instructor led the class on a very informative and interesting journey through a wide array of wines and cheeses. 

- - Jersey City, Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wine and Cheeses Class 

5 stars

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The speakers were knowledge able and personable. The selection of wines and cheese were a great compliment to each other. We certainly would like to attend another tasting. 

- - Artisenal, Monday, March 23, 2009

Very Enjoyable 

5 stars

Was definitely very high quality presentation, but whats with the very nice but musty smelling tote bags? 

- - New York, Thursday, February 19, 2009

Excellent Introduction 

5 stars

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the class with Max McCalman. The selection of wine and cheeses was absolutely top-notch, and the session was fun and educational. Highly recommended. 

- - New York, Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cheese and Wine Review 

4 stars

An excellent experience. Great way for beginners to get into Cheese and Wine pairing without feeling overwhelmed. Don't drive there, you'll be feeling toasty on the way out!! 

- - Artisinal - NYC, Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Good times! 

4 stars

The wine and cheese tasting was a great intro into the world of wine and fine cheeses. Recommended for anyone interested in learning just enough to be dangerous. 

- - NJ, Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Cheese & Wine Tasting 

3 stars

On the whole this was a very good experience, it was a lot of fun..My only 'complaint' was that the wine expert was a little to forthcoming with her opinions of how each cheese paired with a particular wine..The cheeses were great! I would do it again! 

- - new york, Tuesday, October 21, 2008


5 stars

Delicious cheeses and tasty wines combined into a fun and educational experience! Max McCallum is an extremely knowlegible host. 

- - Artisinal, Thursday, October 02, 2008

Great Fun! 

4 stars

I bought this as an anniversary gift for my boyfriend because he is a big wine and cheese fan and we loved it! I was very surprised by the variety of cheese and the great service by the hosts. I would recommend this experience. 

- - New York, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Perfect Introduction to Cheese and Wine Pairing 

5 stars

A perfect introduction to the world of cheese & wine pairings. I'll be registering for more classes soon. Well organized, good material, nice anecdotal information shared by the instructor. 

- - New York, Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interesting and Informative 

4 stars

Cheese was spectacular, and history lesson was interesting and informative. Both instructors were excellent and we enjoyed the tasting enormously. 

- - New York, Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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