Thu, Oct 11 | Vanillamore Dessert Kitchen

Autumn Cheese Tasting & Pairings with Marie Fromage

Join cheese expert Mary Connolly at Vanillamore's Kitchen Counter for a unique and decadent culinary experience.
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Autumn Cheese Tasting & Pairings with Marie Fromage

Time & Location

Oct 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Vanillamore Dessert Kitchen, 349 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA

About the Event

What's included:

- Samples of five cheeses paired with Vanillamore's signature sweets.

- Cheese reference sheet chock full of info to help guide you during and after class.

- Other surprises!

By the end of the tasting you will know the difference between a bloomy rind, a natural rind and everything in between. We will discuss interesting pairing ideas, how to put together a cheese board for a party, proper cheese storage and how to approach a cheese counter.

About Mary

Mary Connolly is a Montclair native, chef, musician and a blogger known as “Marie Fromage” Mary writes about her passions: travel, music and the food world, with cheese being a particular obsession.

Mary’s love for cheese began at The Cheese Shop of Upper Montclair where she worked as a cheese monger and sandwich maker for five years, many moons ago. She is currently an instructor at The French Cheese Board in New York City.

Mary holds a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute (now known as the International Culinary Center), a Certificat de Stage from Academie Opus Caseus at MonS Fromager-Affineur (France), a cheese boot camp training certificate from Murray’s Cheese (NYC) and is a member of the American Cheese Society. She also holds a B.F.A. in theater from The Catholic University of America and has professional experience as a singer, caterer, costume designer, public relations professional and executive assistant.

Ticket Policy:

Ticket holders must present tickets upon entry, in one of two options. You can either print your ticket or present this digital version. You can find all the details about this event on our website. If you have any questions or issues, contact us ( or 973-707-5373). Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. If you can’t attend the event, please get in touch with us. Price includes 6.625% NJ Sales Tax. Gratuity not included. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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