Schedule of Classes & Events

   Spring/Summer 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. Get 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.

May     back to top

Torta Salata PasqualeItalian Brunch (hands-on)
with chef Deborah Dal Fovo

Sunday, May 4

11:00 am

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$96

A fantastic brunch menu to serve on Mother's Day the following week....or bring your mom to this class as an early gift!

Italian chef and cultural expert Deborah Dal Fovo returns to Relish to lead this mouth-watering brunch class. Chef Deborah learned to cook in the kitchens of Italy and peppers her instruction with wonderful stories and insight based on life there. This pulls together some of her favorite springtime brunch recipes and the result is nothing short of amazing. Deborah will share authentic techniques and recipes for these fantastic dishes and we'll use local ingredients, such as Franco's Luganega Italian Sausage and Valley Ford's Hwy One fontina-style cheese, for great results. The brunch will be served with the Aperol Spritzer and some lovely local wines.

  • Italian luganega sausage Sparkling Aperol Spritzer
  • Crostino con Puree di Fava – Fava Bean and Pecorino Crostino
  • Insalata di Arance e Finocchio – Orange and Fennel Salad
  • Torta Salata Pasquale – Savory Spring Custard Tart with Fontina, Prosciutto and Spinach
  • Salsiccia al Vino Rosso - Italian Luganega Sausage Cooked in Red Wine
  • Torta all’Olio d’Oliva e Limone – Olive Oil and Meyer Lemon Cake

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.


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

Saturdays, May 10, June 14, July 12, September 13, October 11 & November 8

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 chef Maria Clementi, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Maria 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
  • Tomato Harvest Salad with Coriander Balsamic Dressing
  • Stone Fruit Cheesecake with Berry Coulis

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.


Celebrate the bounty of seasonal ingredients that represent Sonoma County...
At each of the monthly Maker Dinners, Relish features a different local wine maker,
cheese maker and farmer. Chef Anne Cornell incorporates their wonderful ingredients
into a bursting-with-flavor family-style menu cooked in our Mugnaini Wood-Fired oven.
A truly unique wine country dining experience!

Maker Dinner participantsWood-Fired "Maker" Dinner
with Relish chef Anne Cornell

   Featuring Paul & Yael Bernier of Bernier Farms
   Anna Hancock of Pugs Leap Cheese
   Jim Morris of MacPhail Family Wines

Saturday, May 17

6:30 pm appetizers; 7:00 pm dinner

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69 plus tax, includes 2 glasses of wine| Gratuity is at your discretion at the event

Join us as we transform the Relish Culinary Center into a "pop-up" restaurant for the evening, creating a truly different dining experience in Healdsburg!

Chef Anne Cornel will create a rustic, delicious, seasonal menu in our Mugnaini wood-fired oven, featuring ingredients provided by a specially selected local cheese maker and farmer. The menu is also designed with a specific winery in mind—for this month, we're pouring chardonnay, rose and pinot noir from MacPhail Family Winery. The local "makers" will join guests at the table and talk about the wonderful things they do and the products they create.Flavors from the wood-fired oven

  • Relish-made Nibbles
  • Bernier Farms Baby Green Salad with Pugs Leap Pavé and Petit Marcel cheeses and Green Garlic, Meyer Lemon and Wildflower Honey Dressing
  • House-Butchered Pork Stew with Bernier Farms Spring Vegetables
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
  • Pugs Leap Chevre Cheesecake with Lemon Thyme

Additional wines will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle. If you choose to bring your own wine, corkage is $12/bottle.

Other monthly Maker Dinner dates: Sat., June 28; Fri., July 18; Fri., August 8; Sat., September 27; and Sat., October 18


Freshly made cheeseTwo-Day Cheese Making Workshop  (hands-on)
with SF Milk Maid Louella Hill

Friday, May 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm and

   Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

$299 (includes 7 hours of instruction, two meals with wine, take-home recipes for each cheese, cheeses and cheese making supplies)

Cheese making is one of those DIY activities that you have to experience in person. Books and online videos contain great facts and recipes, but you must see in person how the curds form, the color and opacity of the whey, how to transfer and strain, and all the other aspects to be able to make cheese at home with confidence.

Please join us for a two-day cheese making extravaganza with veteran cheese maker 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 mozzarella knots, and taste testing your way through the delicious world of lactic fermentation. Cheese plates

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

Cheeses you'll make:  
       Fresh Chèvre
       Feta
       Mozzarella

Aged Goat Cheese
Crème Fraiche
Burrata
Farmers Cheese

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Friday activities:

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

Louella and participants making cheeseSaturday activities:

  • Discussion: How milk transforms into cheese; Cheesemaking ingredients and sources
  • Taste Test: Three tweaks on a Chèvre recipe
  • Drain Chèvre and discuss shaping options, use of ash and ripening cultures
  • Discussion: Cheese making ingredients and sources
  • Salt Feta, demo brine making & marinating
  • Make and drain farmers' cheese
  • Create Mozzarella and practice stretching with pre-made curd
  • Taste Test: Buffalo vs. cow Mozzarella vs. Burrata
  • Overview of affinage, how to care for your aging and cut cheese
  • Discussion: Why are cheeses different from one another?
  • Family-style lunch with wine

Take home supplies: Tried and true recipes for all the fabulous cheeses, 1-pound of freshly stretched mozzarella, 4-ounces of crème fraiche, 4-ounces farmers cheese, plus a great home cheese making starter kit that includes cheesecloth, small cheese form, rennet, calcium chloride, citric acid, and immeasurable cheesemaking inspiration!

Please bring a small cooler (we'll provide ice) to transport take-home cheeses. We're happy to provide lodging recommendations when you call to register.


June     back to top

Relish Sonoma County logo
2014 Dates: June 10-12, August 19-21 or October 7-9

Three-day regional culinary tour, featuring exclusive visits, tastes, tours and workshops
with the artisan producers who make Sonoma County a recognized culinary destination.
More info


 

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

Saturdays, June 14, July 12, September 13, October 11 & November 8

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 chef Maria Clementi, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Maria 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
  • Tomato Harvest Salad with Coriander Balsamic Dressing
  • Stone Fruit Cheesecake with Berry Coulis

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.


Hands-on mozzarellaHomemade Mozzarella:  Quick & Easy
with The Beverage People's Bob Peak

Thursday, June 19

7:30 - 8:45 PM

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69

Authentic fresh Italian Mozzarella is one of the most difficult cheeses to make consistenty well, taking about three days to make start to finish. But we all love it, right? So here's a home version of the process that takes less than one hour and makes delicious, luscious, warm mozzarella, ready to eat or serve.

At this class a local home cheese maker and representative from The Beverage People, a home wine-, beer- and cheese-making business in Santa Rosa, will demonstrate the entire cheese-making process, transforming one gallon of Clover whole milk first into curds and then into a pound of mozzarella balls in less than one hour.

We’ll start with a brief introduction to the concepts of home cheese-making and end with tastes of the just-made-and-stretched mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes and olive oil. After the class, guests are welcome to come up and practice stretching the curds by hand.

  • Homemade Mozzarella with Heirloom Tomatoes & Olive Oil

The Beverage People bring fantastic homemade wine to share with our over-21 guests as they taste the just-made mozzarella.

The Beverage People will have Mozzarella Cheese Kits (thermometer, cultures, rennet and other needed materials, and gloves for stretching) for sale at the end of the class to make it easy for you to get started making fresh mozzarella at home.

This class is repeats several times until early October. More dates coming soon.


Cover of Culinary Birds cookbookCulinary Birds (hands-on)
with chef John Ash

Saturday, June 21

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$104

The wonderful chef John Ash returns to the Relish Culinary Center for a wonderful hands-on class featuring recipes from his recently published cookbook Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook. From eggs to quail to turkey, appetizers to salad to dessert, chef John will create a mouth-watering menu, representing a wide variety of techniques. Participants will learn about the similarities and differences between the various "birds" as they create recipes that are great for everyday and entertaining. And, as an added benefit, the unique flavors in these recipes are sure to liven up your everyday chicken dinners. We'll enjoy our poultry feast for dinner with local wines.

  • Summer "Bird" 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.


July     back to top

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

Saturdays, July 19, September 13, October 11 & November 8

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 chef Maria Clementi, our intrepid chef-instructor. Chef Maria 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
  • Tomato Harvest Salad with Coriander Balsamic Dressing
  • Stone Fruit Cheesecake with Berry Coulis

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.


Kids cooking at Relish

Relish Kids in the Kitchen: Summer Cooking Camp (hands-on)

Monday - Thursday, July 28 - 31

9:30 am - 1:30 pm daily

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$299 (for kids ages 8 - 12 years)

Relish is thrilled to be offering its 11th annual Summer Cooking Camp where kids do it all: measure, mix, chop, stir, mince, blend, whip, purée, bake, toss, grill, sauté, wrap, steam, boil, roast and more! Participants will prepare a complete lunch each day from scratch, making fun and delicious recipes with fresh seasonal ingredients. We keep them busy, busy, busy each day, cooking and learning about important basics like reading recipes, measuring ingredients, cooking safely & cleanly, creating a shopping list, and dining etiquette, such as setting a table and serving food. Participants are likely to try some new ingredients and flavors, expanding their tastes and culinary interests. Our goal is for kids to take away a solid foundation that will support and encourage them to nourish themselves their whole lives...and have a fun and delicious week doing it! The last day the kids make lunch for their families and are so proud of what they accomplished.

  • Menu coming soon
Camp price includes all ingredients, take-home recipe packet, lunch each day, and one parent lunch on Thursday. $5 for each additional Thursday lunch guest..

 

More Spring & Summer events are coming soon, so check back or
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