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The San Francisco Milk Maid
Cheesemaking & Tasting

The San Francisco Milk Maid

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for entertaining and delicious cheesemaking & tasting fun in her Eat, Taste, Learn class.

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October 2014


Closed for Private Event

Wednesday, October 1st


Closed for Private Event

Thursday, October 2nd


Closed for Private Event

Friday, October 3rd


Closed for Private Event

Saturday, October 4th


Make a Point for Good: Zero Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 4th 11 am – 4 pm

Join us for this special Mercantile promotion with the Healing Arts Center & Spa and Cooking School. The event features Kathy Kamei jewelry, a presentation by Dr. Brad with tasty samples from the cooking school, mini oxygen facials with Luzern representatives, a limited-edition Zero Breast Cancer candle, gifts, prize drawings, savings vouchers, recipes and much more.


Closed for Private Event

Tuesday, October 7th


Closed for Private Event

Wednesday, October 8th


Closed for Private Event

Thursday, October 9th


Closed for Private Event

Friday, October 10th


Closed for Private Event

Wednesday, October 15th


The Italian Kitchen

Thursday, October 16th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Get “nutty” with Viola Buitoni in this nut-focused class.


  • Pesto alla Genovese – Classic Pesto
  • Orecchiette con Pecans e Feta al Profumo di Salvia e Limone – Sage and lemon scented orecchiette with pecans and feta
  • Caponatina Siciliana con Mandorle Tostate – Sicilian sweet and sour vegetable stew with toasted almonds
  • Crostata di Arance fresche con Frangipane al Pistacchio – Fresh oranges tart with pistachio frangipane

$85 / person – SOLD OUT

Closed for Private Event

Friday, October 17th


Cooking From the Farmers' Market

Saturday, October 18th 5:30 – 9:30 pm

This hands-on cooking class features seasonal produce grown within miles of Cavallo Point, hand selected fresh from local farmers and purveyors. Prepare and learn about local Bay Area ocean-fresh fish and sustainably raised meats. Your delicious culinary creations will be mindfully matched with complementary wines.


  • Salad of Chicory, Roasted Pears, Paprika Pepitas and Goat Cheese
  • Braised Rabbit and Chicken with Roasted Figs and Olives
  • Soft Polenta, Broccoli Rabe with Pancetta and Candied Orange Peel
  • Heathbar Crunch Cake with Apple Caramel Ice Cream

$125 / person – SOLD OUT

Autumn Tapas with Camila Loew

Wednesday, October 22nd 6:30 – 9:30 pm


  • Pincho Moruno (Chargrilled Lamb Skewers)
  • Fried Pumpkin with Leeks
  • Artichoke Scramble Pincho
  • Rice with Mushrooms and Chestnuts
  • Pomegranate and Curly Endive Salad
  • Panellets (All Saints' Day Pine nut and almond cookies)

$75 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Farmers’ Market Date Night

Thursday, October 23rd 7 – 10 pm

Grab your honey, a friend or whomever and join us for a great dinner and wine. The two of you will be responsible for cooking your entire meal from start to finish (okay, we'll give you a little help). Yep, you’re going to cook whatever is brought from the Farmers’ Market.

$75 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Eat, Taste, Learn: The Milk Maid San Francisco

Friday, October 24th 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for a one-of-a-kind hands-on cheese tasting class like never before. Unlock the secrets of why chèvre will crumble while Gruyere will bend. See milk being inoculated with good bacteria at the same moment as the effects of good bacteria flood your mouth. Taste the passage of time, the effect of enzymes and the meaning of milk fat all in one bite.

$75 / person

Closed for Private Event

Saturday, October 25th


Apples, Pears & Quince, OH MY! with Happy Girl Kitchen Co.

Sunday, October 26th 1 – 4 pm

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you get to retire your canning pot! Apples, pears and quince arrive quite conveniently after you've jarred up all of those tomatoes and cucumbers and need a heartier fruit to turn to. In this workshop, we make apple sauce with no added sugar. Another favorite recipe is the honeyed pears with ginger (or spiced as you wish). Lastly, we work with one of the most delectable fruits of all – the beloved quince! We’ll make quince jelly and you’ll learn how to make membrillo!

$135 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Introduction to Gluten Free Baking & Flours

Tuesday, October 28th 1 – 4 pm

Join Stephanie Horning, whole grain baker & wellness educator for Happy Girl Kitchen Co., to explore the world of gluten-free baking. Cozy spices and the satisfaction of pulling something warm and homemade from the oven adds joy and fulfillment to the fall season. Whether you are abstaining from gluten or want to learn the benefits of baking with different wholesome flours, Stephanie guides you through recipes that are delicious and inventive. Learn how to substitute all-purpose flour with ingredients such as brown rice flour, flax meal, buckwheat flour, and psyllium husks. In addition, find out the advantages to replacing your diet with more whole foods to promote a vibrant and joyful life. Join Stephanie in this creative and satisfying process to make:

  • Snickerdoodle Cookies (vegan)
  • Banana Walnut Bread (sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar)
  • Chocolate Covered Macaroons (vegan)
  • DIY Cinnamon Cashew Butter

$85 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Closed for Private Event

Thursday, October 30th


Tailgate Thursday: Saints vs. Panthers

Thursday, October 30th 5:30 – 9:30 pm



  • Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Tomatillos
  • Carnitas
  • Shrimp a la Plancha
  • Mushroom, Black Bean, Winter Squash and Cheddar Goat Cheese Quesadilla
  • Guacamole
  • Pickled Veggies

$75 / person