food culture, re-imagined.
At Gilbert’s Cheese Experience, we go beyond simple pairings. We create full-sensory Experiences that combine the highest-quality cheeses with carefully curated food and beverage selections, directly engaging you with the things you eat and drink. You won’t just taste — you’ll go on an immersive journey to meet the people and understand the processes that brought each item to your plate or glass.
Don’t just taste. Experience.
Our Experiences are more than just classes, and our methodology goes beyond “farm to table.” We take you directly to the source of the foods and beverages you love: from the creamery to the brewery; the coffeehouse to the cafe; the pasture to the pub; the farm to the food truck.
During each Experience, you'll immediately enter into an immersive environment in which all of your senses can participate as you learn about the science, history and art behind the products you're about to encounter. And of course, you’ll get to sample the finest cheeses and other local food and beverage selections.
With just the right elements of education, interaction, atmosphere and attitude, you’ll want to revisit each Experience again and again.
don't just learn. interact.
We're not just going to talk at you while you count the minutes until you can eat or drink. Instead, we’ll have a “cheese chat”: an interactive learning experience where you can see, touch, smell, listen, ask questions and weigh in. You’ll hear from the producers themselves about their craft, process and philosophy; tour the facilities; and discover how foods and beverages are made. You'll get to sample along the way, and it will culminate in a full-sensory cheese pairing experience.
We want you to become part of the experience, and we share knowledge to empower you. We won’t tell you what you “should” enjoy, or which pairings are “right” and “wrong.” We simply offer our expertise, giving you the tools to go forth and find what fits your palate and preferences. You’ll get to experiment to find combinations you like and share them with others in your experience — and beyond!
Comté, chocolate & wine at indi chocolate
june 23, 2019
Cheese and chocolate creates a savory and sweet combination you may have never even thought to try — but will want to revisit over and over. We’re featuring Comté cheeses and delectable chocolate pairings from Indi.
This time, we’ve got two options to meet your cheese-related needs: a short-and-sweet, chocolate-only daytime session, and an evening event that adds fine wines to the mix for an intoxicating, full-sensory experience.
Cheese & whiskey
The smoky, sweet and intense flavor range of this celebrated liquor finds it flavor soulmates in cheese. Come experience the wide world of whiskey pairings!
Cheese & kombucha
Just like beer, kombucha is a perfect companion to its cheesy cousin, but without the booze!