Schedule of Classes & Events

   Spring/Summer 2015

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.

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

Thursdays, July 30, Aug 6, 20 & 27, Sept 3 & 17, Oct 1

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.


August     back to top

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

Thursdays, Aug 6, 20 & 27, Sept 3 & 17, Oct 1

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.


Market to Pizza classes

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

Farmers' Market-to-Pizza Workshop (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Saturdays, August 8, September 12, October 10 & November 14

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$110

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
    • Preparation of Market-Inspired Toppings - could include locally-made sausage, a wide variety of seasonal veggies and fruits, artisan cheeses, fresh herbs and more
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • Market Fruit 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.


Relish's On The Farm events are culinary gatherings on local family farms. All On The Farm events include a private farm tour, cooking discussion and seasonal four-course meal, featuring farm ingredients, served with specially-selected local wines. Chefs, chosen because of an affinity with the particular farm, will provide recipes that highlight the farm's specialty, whether it is produce picked at the peak of the season or artisan cheese at the height of flavor. All On The Farm locations are working farms and, as such, are rustic and natural. These intimate gatherings are limited to no more than 36 guests.

In the orchard at Dry Creek Peach with chef John AshOn the Farm: Dry Creek Peach
with chef John Ash

Friday, August 14 or Saturday, August 29

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Healdsburg
$144


Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight - this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

  • Farm Table Noshes
    • Zucchini Pickles
    • Corn Pickles
    • Padron peppers (sautéed on site)
    • Sliced peaches with Ricotta and Wildflower Honey
  • Little Gem Salad with Pt. Reyes Bay Blue Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto and Peaches
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Peach Chutney
  • Summer Vegetable Succotash
  • Almond Shortcakes with Peaches & Cinnamon Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes 12 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Stretching fresh warm mozzarellaMozzarella, Burrata & Pizza (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, August 16

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

$99

Chef Anne Cornell leads this hands-on workshop where guests will stretch fresh Mozzarella, make Burrata and incorporate both into a fantastic wood-fired dinner. Using artisan, locally-made mozzarella cheese curds, guests will transform the curds into a variety of fresh, warm, addictive mozzarella shapes...with delicious results. (Lots of "yumming" at this class....Mmmmmm!) Chef Anne will share techniques for making different size and shapes of mozzarella, like bocconcini, and share classic techiques for making and filling the warm mozzarella with rich, creamy filling for Burrata. All guests will stretch Mozzarella, make Burrata filling and fill warm mozzarella to create Burrata. After all the cheesemaking, guests will create individual salads and pizzas topped with seasonal ingredients, throwing pizza dough and baking pizzas in Relish's Mugnaini wood-fired oven. We'll enjoy our homemade feast with local wines.

  • Hand-stretched Mozzarella
  • Hand-stuffed Buratta
  • "Burrata "Bar" with a Variety of Toppings and Accompaniments
    • Heirloom Tomatoes & Watermelon
    • Fresh Basil
    • Arugula
    • Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
    • Flavored Salts & Peppers
  • Wood-Fired Pizzas with Seasonal Toppings
  • Italian-inspired Sweet Finish

This Relish class includes 8 ounces of wine 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

Thursdays, Aug 20 & 27, Sept 3 & 17, Oct 1

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.


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!

Wood-Fired Maker Dinner: Preston Farm Night
with chef Anne Cornell

Friday, August 21

6:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$69 plus tax, includes dinner and two 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 unique dining experience in Healdsburg! Tonight we feature the many facets of Preston Farm, including lamb, produce and wine.

Relish's own Chef Anne Cornel creates 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 to feature a variety of Preston's unique and exciting wines. Lou and Susan Preston and the Preston wine maker Matt Norelli will join guests at the table and talk about the wonderful things they do and the products they create.

  • Menu coming soon

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


Mouthwatering SlidersFarmers' Market DIY Sliders (hands-on)
with chef Anne Cornell

Saturdays, August 22, September 19 & October 17

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg
$99

Here in Sonoma County, we love our farmers' markets. And the Healdsburg market, in existence since 1978, is one of the best. What it lacks in size it makes up for in high-quality, local vendors, 90% of which farm within 10 miles of Healdsburg.

Savor the charming and ultra-local Healdsburg Farmers' Market as you meet the purveyors, taste and learn about their exquisite products, and explore new flavors. Relish's own chef Anne Cornell, our intrepid chef-instructor, leads this exclusive time at the market where guests select farm-fresh ingredients for our slider toppings, building on patties made with grass-fed local beef from Owen Family Farm and Hawaiian Rolls from Costeaux Bakery. Participants will have extra time to purchase farm-fresh goodies to take home.

After our time at the Market, we'll walk across the street to the beautiful Relish Culinary Center for a hands-on cooking experience, shaping slider patties and grilling, roasting and pickling slider toppings, plus making salad and dessert with our armfuls of ingredients. Each guest is encouraged to create multiple sliders to experiment with different combinations of toppings.

Ingredients will differ at each class because we'll choose what's freshest at the market that day. Sample toppings include Valley Ford Highway One and Spring Hill Sage Cheddar cheeses, quick-pickled Zucchini, caramelized Torpedo Onions, roasted organic Shitake Mushrooms, Sonoma Meat Co.'s Bacon, colorful Tomato slices, handmade Garlic Aioli (mayo) and Baby Gem Lettuce. We'll also make a seasonal salad and a grilled fruit dessert before we sit, relax and devour our flavorful sliders with specially selected local wines.

  • Grass-Fed Beef Sliders*
  • Wide Variety of Market-Inspired Toppings
    • Artisan Cheeses
    • Veggies for Roasting, Pickling and Garnishing
    • Fresh Herbs
    • Handmade Aioli (our gourmet version of Mayo)
    • Costeaux Hawaiian Rolls
  • Seasonal Salad du Jour featuring Market-Fresh Ingredients
  • Grilled Fruit Dessert

    *We can easily accomodate vegetarians by substituting meat patties for whole grilled Shitake Mushrooms.

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.


Grilling at Thomas George Estate WineryMediterranean Feast in the Vineyard (hands-on)
at the Baker Ridge Vineyard at Thomas George Winery
with chef Anne Cornell

Sunday, August 23

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Relish Culinary Center, Healdsburg

$140 | $125 special price for Thomas George Estate Wine Club Members

Another delicious Relish adventure...cooking in the vineyard at the beautiful Baker Ridge Vineyard overlooking the Russian River Valley. Chef Anne Cornell leads this class replete with robust flavors found on the variety of Mediterrranean flatbreads. From Spain to France to the Middle East, each region has its own version of a flatbread and Chef Anne Cornell shares recipes, techniques and flavors from all of these areas. Guests will prepare toppings, stretch dough and grill flatbreads, along with complimentary salads, and using farm-fresh summer ingredients, then sit to enjoy the Mediterranean feast paired with Thomas George wines.

  • Grilled Haloumi and Tomato Skewers with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette
  • French Provencal:
    • Pissaladiere with Chevre, Herbs d' Provence, Nicoise Olives, Red Onion, Figs and Fresh Herbs
    • French Lentil Salad with Bacon and Grilled Shallot-Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Middle Eastern:
    • Manakish with Harissa-Spiced Hummus, Merguez Lamb, Preserved Lemon and Feta     
    • Couscous Salad with Grilled Apricots, Pistachios and Date Orange Vinaigrette
  • Spanish:
    • Coca with Romesco Sauce, Grilled Spiced Shrimp, Saffron Aioli and Arugula
    • Grilled Baby Head Lettuce with Manchego, Marcona Almonds and Sherry-Honey Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Peach Flatbread with Vanilla Bean Ricotta and Saba Drizzle

This Relish class includes 3 glasses of wine (12 oz. total) per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


Relish's On The Farm events are culinary gatherings on local family farms. All On The Farm events include a private farm tour, cooking discussion and seasonal four-course meal, featuring farm ingredients, served with specially-selected local wines. Chefs, chosen because of an affinity with the particular farm, will provide recipes that highlight the farm's specialty, whether it is produce picked at the peak of the season or artisan cheese at the height of flavor. All On The Farm locations are working farms and, as such, are rustic and natural. These intimate gatherings are limited to no more than 36 guests.

In the orchard at Dry Creek Peach with chef John AshOn the Farm: Dry Creek Peach
with chef John Ash

Saturday, August 29

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Healdsburg
$144


Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight - this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

  • Farm Table Noshes
    • Zucchini Pickles
    • Corn Pickles
    • Padron peppers (sautéed on site)
    • Sliced peaches with Ricotta and Wildflower Honey
  • Little Gem Salad with Pt. Reyes Bay Blue Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto and Peaches
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Peach Chutney
  • Summer Vegetable Succotash
  • Almond Shortcakes with Peaches & Cinnamon Whipped Cream

This Relish class includes 12 ounces of wine per person served to all participants over 21 years of age. Additional wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle.


 

 

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