Schedule of Classes & Events

   Summer/Fall 2014

Note: Please call 877.759.1004 to 1. get on a wait list if a class is full,
2. to redeem a gift certificate, 3. earn a 10% discount by registering for 3
or more classes or 4. if you have any trouble at all!

If you are interested in events scheduled beyond the dates here, check out the monthly calendar. You are welcome to register for classes as soon as they are posted on the calendar or you can wait until further details are listed on this Schedule of Events.

November     back to top

Mussels in PernodGourmet Holiday Dinner Party (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Saturday, November 1

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$104

Relish's chef Anne Cornell leads this delicious dinner party class, with techniques and ingredients sure to jazz up your holiday menus. Participants will learn techniques for perfect mussels, an easy tart dough, dressing up winter squash, and much more. And chef Anne will share tips and advice for easy entertaining--how to prep ahead so you can relax and enjoy your guests. The four-course dinner menu will be served with specially-selected wines.

  • Pink Lady Apples with Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Cheese
  • Mussels Steamed in Pernod with Cousteaux Crusty Bread
  • Balsamic Glazed Petite Filet of Beef
  • Whipped Butternut Squash with Mascarpone and Thyme
  • Spinach with Toasted Garlic, Pine Nuts and Currants
  • Pear-Blackberry Crostata with Lavender Chantilly Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine per person (8 oz total) served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Market to Pizza classes

Enjoy a chef-lead visit to the Healdsburg Farmers Market
and a hands-on wood-fired pizza workshop
using ingredients just gleaned from the market.

Farmer's Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell & Relish owner Donna del Rey

Saturday, November 8    Final Farmers' Market class of the season!

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$106

Register for any of the dates here:

Everyone loves pizza! And here in the wine country, delicious gourmet wood-fired pizza is especially beloved. Live like a local for the day as you meet the purveyors at the Healdsburg Farmers' Market, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors as you stroll with Relish's own chef Anne Cornell, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Anne will lead a brief demonstration at the Farmers' Market, followed by a stroll through the Market selecting ingredients for our pizza toppings. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home. Seasonal toppings on pizza ready for the oven

After our time at the Market, participants will walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on pizza making workshop, stretching and throwing pizza dough and topping pies with the just-gathered ingredients, such as local sausage, seasonal veggies and artisan cheeses. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a festive dessert before we sit, relax and savor our pizza feast served with specially selected local wines.

  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
    • Stretching Dough
    • Market-inspired toppings could include locally-made sausage, spring veggies, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring market-fresh ingredients
  • Market Fruit-Ginger Crisp with Housemade Ice Cream

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Salting fresh cheeseTwo-Day Cheese Making Workshop (hands-on)
with cheese maker Louella Hill, The SF MilkMaid

Friday, November 14, 6 - 9 pm and

  Saturday, November 15, 10 am - 2 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$299 (includes 7 hours of instruction, two meals with wine, take-home recipe packets, cheeses and cheese making supplies) We're happy to provide lodging recommendations when you call to register.

Cheese making is one of those DIY actvities that you have to experience in person. Books and Youtube videos contain great facts and recipes, but seeing how the curds form, and feeling your way through separating whey, just aren't adequate to get you strated with confidence. We've got just the class! Please join us for a two-day cheesemaking extravaganza with veteran cheesemaker Louella Hill, also known as The San Francisco Milk Maid. Starting Friday night and ending Saturday afternoon, you'll be up to your elbows in whey, lifting cloud-like curds from the vat, tying the mozzarella knots, and taste testing your way through the delicious world of lacticfermentation. Cheese plates

Here's what you'll be up to...

Cheeses you'll make:  
       Fresh Chèvre
       Quick Mozzarella
       Feta

Aged Goat Cheese
Burrata
Crème Fraiche

 

 

 

Friday activities:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Taste Test: Vertical cheese tasting of cow, goat and sheep cheeses and cultured milk products
  • Overview of milk chemistry and cheesemaking basics
  • Start Chèvre
  • Start Feta
  • Start Crème Fraiche
  • Light supper with wine

Saturday activities:

  • Discussion: How milk transforms into cheese; Cheesemaking ingredients and sources
  • Taste Test: Goat cheese variations--fresh and aged
  • Drain Chèvre and discuss shaping options, use of ash and ripening cultures
  • Create quick Mozzarella and practice stretching
  • Taste Test: Buffalo and cow Mozzarellas and Burrata
  • Move Feta to brine and discuss brining basics
  • Taste Test: Rind treatments
  • Overview of affinage, how to care for your aging and cut cheese
  • Family-style lunch with wine

Take home supplies: Tried and true recipes for all the fabulous cheeses, cheesecloth, small cheese form, freshly stretched mozzarella, 4 ounces of cream fraiche, rennet, calcium chloride and immeasurable cheesemaking inspiration!


Citrus Salt fixinsEdible Gifts from the Kitchen (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, November 16 Sold Out. New Date Added: Nov 23

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$89

Relish's chef Anne Cornell leads this fun DIY class where we'll make delicious gifts just in time for the holidays. At Relish we're believers in giving edible gifts and experiences instead of more stuff. So we'll get creative, make some fun gourmet goodies and share ideas for beautiful and clever packaging. Participants will make and take home each item along with lots of new ideas for holiday gifts.

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract
  • Homemade Vanilla Sugar
  • Sea Salt Chocolate Toffee Brittle
  • Lavender Limoncello
  • Citrus Salt
  • Rosemary Pinenut Biscotti

This Relish class includes a glass of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Citrus Salt fixinsEdible Gifts from the Kitchen (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, November 23

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$89

Relish's chef Anne Cornell leads this fun DIY class where we'll make delicious gifts just in time for the holidays. At Relish we're believers in giving edible gifts and experiences instead of more stuff. So we'll get creative, make some fun gourmet goodies and share ideas for beautiful and clever packaging. Participants will make and take home each item along with lots of new ideas for holiday gifts.

  • Homemade Vanilla Extract
  • Homemade Vanilla Sugar
  • Sea Salt Chocolate Toffee Brittle
  • Lavender Limoncello
  • Citrus Salt
  • Rosemary Pinenut Biscotti

This Relish class includes a glass of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


December     back to top

Festive Holiday Appetizers (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Friday, December 5

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$95

It seems like everyone's always looking for new appetizer ideas for entertaining, especially during the holidays. If this describes you, think of attending this festive class where you're sure to learn be inspired by new recipes and easily reproducible cooking techniques. Relish's chef Anne Cornell incorporates international flavors and less common ingredients to yield creative, crowd-pleasing appetizers. She will show you how to easily adapt these appetizers into first or main courses, and how to prep ahead so you can relax and enjoy your party. We'll welcome guests with a fun sparkling cocktail made with trendy shrub syrup, and we'll sip fun, local wines as we savor all of the appetizers at the end of the class.

  • Wild Berry Shrub Prosecco Cocktail
  • Fried Goat Cheese Bites with Rosemary Honey
  • Lemon Thyme Shrimp with Warm Tomato-Vodka Dipping Sauce
  • Spicy Chickpea Samosas with Raita
  • Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with Harissa-Infused Sauce
  • Celery Root and Apple Slaw in Endive Spears
  • Individual Apple Tart Tatins

This Relish class includes 2 glasses of wine (8 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


A wonderful haul of wild mushroomsWild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, December 7

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 30 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$120

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, handling, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics. After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines.

  • Wild mushroom lunch menu coming soon

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

This event will repeat monthly thru March. More dates coming soon.


Tenth Annual!
Family gingerbread funFamily Gingerbread House Decorating

Wednesday, December 17

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$79 for up to 5 participants

Round up friends and family to enjoy a holiday-filled night together decorating a big, sturdy and delicious gingerbread house. Relish provides the frosting (aka "glue") and oodles of candy, cookies, cereal, candy canes and other materials to inspire creativity in all ages. You can expect holiday music and hot chocolate to complete this family-friendly gathering. Each group will take home its decorated gingerbread house to admire and devour.


Twelfth Annual!

Decorating Christmas goodiesKids' Holiday Treats Workshop

Monday, December 22

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$55 (ages 8 - 12)

After 12 years the Kid's Holiday Treats Workshop is still going strong! As always kids will create a variety of seasonal goodies from scratch, and a big mess that you don't have to clean up! The kids will do it all—measure, mix, stir, roll, bake, decorate and taste, plus decorate a take-home goodie box. Participants will enjoy a bit of just-made ice cream at the end of the class and take home recipe packets and goodies to share (or not!)

  • Menu coming soon

A wonderful haul of wild mushroomsWild Mushroom Foray, Cooking Class & Lunch
with forager-chef Elissa Rubin-Mahon

Sunday, December 28

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Foraging site 30 minutes north of Healdsburg, followed by lunch at the Relish Culinary Center
$120

Sonoma County is one of the best edible wild mushroom regions in the entire world. Join chef, preservist & forager Elissa Rubin-Mahon as she leads a foray in the hills above Healdsburg. Participants will learn the fundamentals of edible wild mushroom foraging, including what trees and terrain to look for, the most easily-recognizable edible mushrooms of our region, handling, safety and more. We'll gather all of our found mushrooms, edible or not, to use as examples of identifying characteristics. After working up an appetite from our tromp in the beautiful woods, we'll gather for a cooking demonstration lead by chef Elissa focused on storing, handling and cooking with a variety of fresh and dry wild mushrooms. We'll cook up any edibles we find along with our amazing four-course mushroom lunch served with wonderful local wines.

  • Wild mushroom lunch menu coming soon

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of premium wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

This event will repeat monthly thru March. More dates coming soon.


Relish Kids in the Kitchen: Winter Cooking Camp (hands-on)
with chef/food educator Lindsey Roberts

Monday - Wednesday, December 29 - 31

10 am - 12:30 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$150 / $60 for individual class (ages 8 - 12)

Get the kids out of the house and into the Relish kitchen! Chef and food educator Lindsey Roberts returns to lead a 3-day cooking series during the holiday break. Lindsey focuses on delicious recipes that have a healthful twist...and kids love them! As always, kids make everything from scratch, baking, roasting, chopping, stirring, folding, mixing, whisking their way to a delicious lunch.

  • Monday - Breakfast
    • Citrus, Kiwi & Pomegranate Salad
    • Chocolate-Banana Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup
    • Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon
    • Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
  • Tuesday - Asian
    • Asian Coleslaw
    • Potsticker Soup
    • Orange Chicken with Brown Rice
    • Almond Sugar Cookies
  • Wednesday - Americana
    • Green Salad with Honey Dressing
    • Chicken Pot Pie
    • Favorite Brussels Sprouts
    • Pumpkin Apple Muffins

 

More Winter events are coming soon, so check back or
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