From fresh produce to wine to artisan cheese and bread, the distinctive flavors of California’s wine country abound. Seasonal products, harvested and crafted by local purveyors, provide the foundation for the satisfying dishes prepared in this celebrated region.
During this course, you’ll discover and sample the best of the cuisines of Northern California. Our chef-instructors will lead discussions on seasonal ingredients, local farming, and characteristic foods and wines of the area. In addition, the region’s world-class wines will be incorporated into the daily lessons.
In this three-day class, you will:
- Explore, demystify, and gain key insights into food and wine pairing, whether you’re a beginner or have more advanced knowledge.
- Understand and experience the importance of seasonality in creating the flavors and cuisines of wine country.
- Taste and cook with the bounty of artisan cheeses from California.
- Participate in comparative tastings of oils, vinegars, and herbs to hone your palate.
When you enlist in the Flavors of Wine Country Boot Camp, you will receive two chef’s uniforms, each with a jacket, pants, and a neckerchief. Paper chef’s hats, side towels, and aprons will be provided in class.