The possibilities are endless. Visit our Grand Central Kitchen for fresh new ways to enjoy fondue and raclette, interesting holiday and party ideas, and a wide variety of cooking classes.
The Grand Central Kitchen hosts instructors from all walks of life. Recently, classes have been conducted by talented home cooks, local food vendors, small business owners and food industry professionals. There is something new for people of all ages. Classes can be hands-on or demonstration only. Meals and specialty beverages are usually included, and some have one-on-one time with local wine makers or brewers.
To book one of our classes start with an email to CheeseCentralLodi@hotmail.com for a full list of class topics and available dates. Payment can be made by cash, check, and VISA or Mastercard for telephone registration.
All of our classes are offered as Private parties, as follows:
PRIVATE PARTIES: Girls Night Out? Anniversary Party? Birthday party? Gourmet Club? Or no reason at all! Private parties at CHEESE CENTRAL cover many topics. Call or email for a suggested list of topics or to customize your party. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests. (Pricing varies based on chosen subject)
CHEESE 101: Cheese and cheese-making--an interesting and complex subject. Explore an overview of the cheese families, how to taste cheese, and taste examples of four of the cheese families: Mild/Buttery, Alpine/Mtn, Chevres, and Cremes. This class also available on selected dates upon request. Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 10 guests. ($35/person, Cheese sampling, no alcoholic beverages)
BREAD BAKING BASICS: Love bread? Want that ''fresh bread" aroma wafting through your home, and crusty deliciousness at your fingertips? Calling all beginner bread-bakers to come and learn the basic techniques for quick breads and scones, traditional yeast sandwich bread, and a surprising bread to bake in the microwave! Hands-on, light meal and take-home booklet included. Minimum of 4 guests, maximum of 6 guests. ($55/person)
REGIONAL CHEESE AND WINE: a presentation of three wines paired with cheese and accompaniments, for example the Iberian Peninsula. ($60/person)
CULINARY CLASSES: Seasonal topics are offered upon email request (CheeseCentralLodi@hotmail.com). At this time, approximately 40 topics are available, but feel free to request the subject you are most interested in. All culinary classes are hands-on, 2-hours, include a full meal, and include the appropriate alcoholic beverage to match the menu. ($75/person)
Most popular class topics include (subject to seasonal availability): Dining Habits of Vicious Dictators
Al Fresca Italia!
Apple A Day
Loads of Lemons