Scardello Artisan Cheese is turning 10 at the end of October, and the anniversary celebration will include a line-up of 10 classes that are the best classes from the last 10 years.
Each week will feature two or three different classes that stand out above the rest. At the end of this series, Scardello will cap things off with some exciting events to celebrate its anniversary.
Scardello Oak Lawn is located at 3511 Oak Lawn Ave.
The classes begin Oct. 5 with its Beer vs. Wine Smackdown. Each of the five rounds will consist of one cheese, one wine, and one beer. Experts will talk about pairing in general and specific impressions of each pair, followed by voting and a winner.
Tickets for each class are $40 (unless otherwise marked).
Other classes include:
California Cheese and Wine
7 p.m. Oct. 10
What’s better than a two for one special? One of the greatest wine producing states is also one of the greatest cheese producing areas. Explore California’s rich bounty! From David Jacks first wheel of Monterey Jack in 1882 to the fantastic artisan producers making cheese today, we will discuss the history and origins of California cheese and wine.
Chocolate, Cheese and Bubbles
7 p.m. Oct. 11
What more can be said about three of life’s greatest pleasures? Scardello will have a special guest share about chocolate. Join us as we explore each of these delights individually and try some interesting pairings.
French Cheese and Wine
8 p.m. Oct. 12
Charcuterie and Cheese
7 p.m. Oct. 17
Charcuterie, those delicious cured meats! Whether you prefer salami, prosciutto or pâté, we will be talking about how they are made and matching them up with incredible handmade cheeses and tasty wines!
Comparing Napa and Sonoma
8 p.m. Oct. 19
$50 per person
7 p.m. Oct. 24
Blue, green and in-between! Thinking about those lovely veins running through blue cheese make the mouth tingle in anticipation. Learn about these wonders of the cheese world. Taste examples from mild to strong, creamy to crumbly and one or two that feel like a good old-fashioned kick in the teeth! Of course, we pair these delights with near- perfect libations.
Cheese 101 – Winner of D Magazine’s Best of Big D!
7 p.m. Oct. 25
Join us as we experience comparative tastings of cheese and out-of-the-ordinary items that will help you focus on the distinct flavors of each cheese type. We will cover the basics of how cheese is made and answer questions about cheese pairing fundamentals. Also, there will be soothing libations provided to enjoy in the relaxing atmosphere of the shop!
Spanish Cheese and Wine
8 p.m. Oct. 26
Discover the cheeses of Spain. We will roam from region to region tasting and talking about each cheese. Deliciously paired wines enhance this exquisite sampling. Join us for a Spanish experience you won’t forget!
Scary Cheese and Wine
7 p.m. Oct. 31
This isn’t a trick, but it definitely will be a treat! Have you ever eaten cheese that looks like a brain? Put on a brave face as we discuss and taste some scary looking cheeses, the night of Halloween! I think you’ll find there’s nothing scary about the amazing flavors. As always, we will pair them up to some less than frightening libations!
10 Years of Texas Cheese Event at The Dallas Farmer’s Market
7 p.m. Nov. 1, FREE
Let’s leave aging to wine and cheese! Join Scardello for a Texas cheese celebration to commemorate Scardello’s 10th anniversary. Sample cheese and wine from around the great state of Texas! Texas wines, beer and cheese plates will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
Top 10 Cheeses of 2018
8 p.m. Nov. 2n
Great cheese is about flavor and texture. They are made by dedicated cheesemakers who use science and art to create something that makes you savor each delectable bite. Come learn about and taste the 10 best kinds of cheese of 2018. We will pair them with four wines.
Scardello Artisan Cheese Turns 10!
2 to 10 p.m. Nov. 3
2-5 p.m. – Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting
Guests will enjoy a sampling of four wines and four cheese/chocolate pairings for $10 per person.
5-10 p.m. – Wine and Cheese Plate Specials
All wines by the glass will be $5, and “Anniversary Cheese Plates” will be available for $8 per person.