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The San Francisco Milk Maid

Cheesemaking & Tasting with The San Francisco Milk Maid

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for entertaining and delicious cheesemaking & tasting fun. Upcoming classes include: Burrata by Hand; Crazy Cheese Fun; DIY Cheesemaking; and Eat, Taste, Learn.

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September 2014


Closed for Private Event

Thursday, September 4th


With Love from Menorca

Friday, September 5th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Authentic Mediterranean cuisine from the Balearic Islands with Camila Loew. Recipes may include:

  • Oliagua with Figs
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Tomato Perol
  • Roasted Pagel with crispy crust
  • Fish meatballs with Mahon cheese
  • Stuffed Squid

$85 / person

The Asian Melting Pot: Indonesian "Mini" Rijsttafel

Saturday, September 6th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Join Chef Linda Tay Esposito to create the communal Indonesian rice table – a large platter with yellow rice cone in the middle, surrounded by a medley of spicy, sweet, sour and salty flavors. We just won't have a procession of maidens to serve you!


  • Sate Lilit – Grilled Seafood Skewers
  • Tahu Telor – Tall Tofu and Egg Omelet with a Peanut Sauce
  • Opor Ayam – Coconut Curry Chicken
  • Terong Balado – Spicy Eggplant
  • Nasi Kuning – Yellow Rice Cone

$85 / person

Closed for Private Event

Tuesday, September 9th


Closed for Private Event

Wednesday, September 10th


American Comfort Foods

Thursday, September 11th 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A special small plates class featuring all-American favorites:

  • Warm Spinach Salad, Pancetta Vinaigrette
  • Old School Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Sliders
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fried Chicken
  • Apple Hand Pies

$75 / person

Crazy Cheese Fun with The Milk Maid

Friday, September 12th 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. This cheese tasting will highlight local cheese favorites while honoring a few Old World masterpieces.

$75 / person

Closed for Private Event

Saturday, September 13th


The Italian Kitchen: Viola's Italian Summer

Wednesday, September 17th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Discover the traditions and trends in Italian cooking with native Umbrian Viola Buitoni. A former caterer, she is the food specialist for San Francisco's Italian Cultural Institute.


  • Acciughe croccanti – Crispy anchovies
  • Linguine con fagiolini e bottarga – Linguini with string beans and bottarga
  • Tortino di acciughe, cipolle rosse e zucchine – Fresh anchovies baked with red onions and zucchini
  • Crostata di pesche e fragole – Peach and strawberry tart

$85 / person

Foods of Mesopotamia with Chef Afreen Wahab

Thursday, September 18th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

All civilization is said to date back to the river valleys and water supplies of ancient Mesopotamia. Join us on a tasty voyage of discovery, using your imagination and taste buds to time-travel back 4000 years. Close your eyes and imagine lush gardens; breathe in the heady scents of saffron, cinnamon, cumin, fennel and fenugreek being toasted on ancient stovetops. These aromatic, pungent spices with their tantalizing display of colors and warm flavor profiles are the culinary fabric of Mesopotamia. Chef Afreen Wahab hosts this epicurean journey, honoring the traditions, culinary techniques and spice palettes of the Middle East and South Asia.

$85 / person

East Meets West with Ying Chang Compestine

Friday, September 19th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

A national authority on Asian culture and cuisine, award-winning author and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying is the versatile and prolific author of 20 books, including five cookbooks. She is the host of the popular TV cooking show “New Ideas for Delicious Meals” on Phoenix TV, as the spokesperson for Nestlé Maggi. Ying is also the former spokesperson for Celestial Seasonings.

Frequently sought after by the media, Ying has been featured on numerous national television programs, and is regularly profiled in prestigious news media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post. Named one of "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by the Author's Show, Ying has contributed to Cooking Light, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, Christian Science Monitor and many other prestigious national publications.

$95 (includes “Cooking with an Asian Accent” book)

Closed for Private Event

Saturday, September 20th


Closed for Private Event

Sunday, September 21st


Closed for Private Event

Wednesday, September 24th


Traditional Paella

Thursday, September 25th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Tradition has it that true paella in Valencia is cooked only by men, over an open fire, fueled by orange and pine branches and pine cones. We’ll have to adjust that a bit. Join Camila Loew for a Paella Party featuring an Autumn influenced paella prepared by a medley of guests (that’s you) over a not-so-open fire.

$75 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Cooking From the Farmers' Market

Friday, September 26th 6 – 10 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.

$125 / person

DIY Cheesemaking with The Milk Maid

Saturday, September 27th 1 – 4 pm

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for an afternoon of hands-on cheesemaking fun. In this entertaining and delicious class, you won't just learn how to trick milk into magical curds, you'll also roll up your sleeves and craft your very own fresh cheeses; fromage blanc, fragrant feta and crème fraîche. Class includes easy-to-follow recipes, a take-home cheese project and more home cheesemaking enthusiasm than you even thought possible.

$125 / person

Attendees are advised to secure long hair, wear comfortable shoes, and bring take-home containers (8-16 oz.) for their freshly made cheeses.