Make Cheese Like A Pro

with mL

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5.0 | 16 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Food & Drink

Event Overview

Join Chef Joe and learn the craft of cheese-making in this small workshop. An easy step-by-step educational tutorial; this hands-on crash course will teach you the knowledge you’ll need to make fresh soft spreadable cheese. Watch, Learn, Make, and Taste the cheese you create! Sign up today, It’s a Cheesy good time!

Event Space 
Great things come in small packages. mL (milliliter) is an intimate venue located at 1519 W Balmoral Ave. Chicago, IL 60649 (between Ashland & Clark). It’s a one-room teaching space to learn all types of crafts and a kitchen for cooking classes. We're cute. We're small. We're mL

Bonus 
The class is BYOB. Wine Pairing Suggestions: Beaujolais (Gamay), Pinot Noir, or Brachetto

Note
If a specific date is sold out, we may accommodate more folks or add an additional class. Holidays, Private Parties, or Large Groups (9+), have a surge in price. Contact: info@mlchicago.com or click the "Message Host" button below. Must be over 21 years of age. Children are prohibited.

What You Can Expect
  • Learn the art of making cheese at home
  • Save money by making your own cheese
Custom Cancellation Policy

No refunds or transfers less than 7 days from the event . You are welcome to gift or sell your ticket(s) to anyone and they can attend in your place. Tickets are not refundable for Students late more than 30 minutes.

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1519 W Balmoral Ave,
Chicago , IL , 60640

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Joseph Giannini is owner of Paired Wine Co and a lover of all things wine. Joseph is a graduate of Kendall College and a completed courses with the International Sommelier's Guild. Joseph can be heard regularly on WGN Radio and can be seen on local TV talking wine.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Daniel M.
    Reviewed on 02/11/19

    Friend couldn't go to class so we went instead. Informative and engaging class

    Friend couldn't go to class so we went instead. Informative and engaging class

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    Vibha S.
    Reviewed on 01/13/19

    Really great experience! The team are welcoming and have so much to share about cheese! I learned so much.

    Really great experience! The team are welcoming and have so much to share about cheese! I learned so much.

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    Tamar A.
    Reviewed on 01/05/19

    The other guests did not show up to the class, so our setting was intimate (which was perfect!). The class was a little short (about 1 hour and 15 minutes) but the cheese was delicious and the location was cute and intimate.

    The other guests did not show up to the class, so our setting was intimate (which was perfect!). The class was a little short (about 1 hour and 15 minutes) but the cheese was delicious and the location was cute and intimate.

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    Elizabeth R.
    Reviewed on 12/03/18

    Great, intimate class. The location is cozy thus the name of them - mL. The classes hold about 6 people so you will absolutely get to interact, ask questions and do some hands on learning! It is byob and although they don't sell any wine, there is a shop about a block away. They have classes, bottle openers and a fridge on hand so just need to bring the vino. Tom was enthusiastic and passionate and made for a great host. Even though there is street parking you may want to use spothero (we found a spot not too far for only $5 for 3 hours) or there's a lot next door but you'll have to try the Italian restaurant beforehand so they validate your parking. Overall great class and learned a lot!

    Great, intimate class. The location is cozy thus the name of them - mL. The classes hold about 6 people so you will absolutely get to interact, ask questions and do some hands on learning! It is byob and although they don't sell any wine, there is a shop about a block away. They have classes, bottle openers and a fridge on hand so just need to bring the vino. Tom was enthusiastic and passionate and made for a great host. Even though there is street parking you may want to use spothero (we found a spot not too far for only $5 for 3 hours) or there's a lot next door but you'll have to try the Italian restaurant beforehand so they validate your parking. Overall great class and learned a lot!

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    Jill V.
    Reviewed on 11/29/18

    Very fun class and super cute location! Learned a lot about the process of making cheese and the science behind it.

    Very fun class and super cute location! Learned a lot about the process of making cheese and the science behind it.

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    Silvana T.
    Reviewed on 11/08/18

    Excellent cheese making class, full of tips, great atmosphere, highly reccommend

    Excellent cheese making class, full of tips, great atmosphere, highly reccommend

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    Marisa C.
    Reviewed on 06/29/18

    Super fun activity to do with friends!

    Super fun activity to do with friends!

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    Caroline U.
    Reviewed on 06/13/18

    We had an excellent time learning about the ingredients necessary and procedure for making cheese! The instructors made it very easy to follow and they added interesting information throughout the class. Would definitely recommend this class to everyone! The venue is also very intimate, making the class more personal and engaging.

    We had an excellent time learning about the ingredients necessary and procedure for making cheese! The instructors made it very easy to follow and they added interesting information throughout the class. Would definitely recommend this class to everyone! The venue is also very intimate, making the class more personal and engaging.

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    Ana G.
    Reviewed on 05/30/18

    Joe and the mL team made learning the art of cheese approachable and fun!

    Joe and the mL team made learning the art of cheese approachable and fun!

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    Megan G.
    Reviewed on 05/10/18

    This was an incredibly fun and informative class! The space is so lovely. I had such a great time learning the process of making cheese, and had no idea that it could be so simple and DELICIOUS. I can't wait impress people with some homemade cheese! I definitely plan to take more classes offered by mL!

    This was an incredibly fun and informative class! The space is so lovely. I had such a great time learning the process of making cheese, and had no idea that it could be so simple and DELICIOUS. I can't wait impress people with some homemade cheese! I definitely plan to take more classes offered by mL!

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    Ariel T.
    Reviewed on 05/10/18

    I had an absolutely fabulous time learning to make cheese with Joe, Tommy & Junior (the helpful dog!). The cheese making process was really interesting and surprisingly easy, and the best part was getting to devour our homemade cheese! Joe was able to easily answer all of our questions so we can make more at home, and he was friendly and fun and sweet. Definitely planning to take more classes at mL! And to make this cheese at home. Thanks!

    I had an absolutely fabulous time learning to make cheese with Joe, Tommy & Junior (the helpful dog!). The cheese making process was really interesting and surprisingly easy, and the best part was getting to devour our homemade cheese! Joe was able to easily answer all of our questions so we can make more at home, and he was friendly and fun and sweet. Definitely planning to take more classes at mL! And to make this cheese at home. Thanks!

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    Tammy G.
    Reviewed on 05/08/18

    We had so much fun at this class! We brought a bottle of wine, made some cheese, and had a feast! A fun, easy class for beginners.

    We had so much fun at this class! We brought a bottle of wine, made some cheese, and had a feast! A fun, easy class for beginners.

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    Elisa S.
    Reviewed on 02/28/18

    I have been dabbling with cheese on my own. I'm pleased that I got to take the class to learn a different way of making cheese. Really opened my eyes to how easy it can be! Wine and cheese, what else could one ask for?

    I have been dabbling with cheese on my own. I'm pleased that I got to take the class to learn a different way of making cheese. Really opened my eyes to how easy it can be! Wine and cheese, what else could one ask for?

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    Sara B.
    Reviewed on 01/24/18

    This was one of the best classes I've taken on dabble. I mean, who doesn't want to learn how to make delicious cheese! My husband and I took this and had a great time! Joe is really fun and a great teacher, gets you into the process of making cheese. If you're on the edge of taking this class, I'm telling you to just do it! Trust me you will have a great time!

    This was one of the best classes I've taken on dabble. I mean, who doesn't want to learn how to make delicious cheese! My husband and I took this and had a great time! Joe is really fun and a great teacher, gets you into the process of making cheese. If you're on the edge of taking this class, I'm telling you to just do it! Trust me you will have a great time!

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 03/27/17

    Since I love cheese, I knew I'd love the class! It was an enjoyable experience and Joe was very helpful and provided tips if we decided to make cheese at home. However, if we wanted to drink wine we had to purchase a bottle in the store. The class for the price (in addition to the cost of wine) seemed a little steep, as we also did not get any cheese to take home.

    Since I love cheese, I knew I'd love the class! It was an enjoyable experience and Joe was very helpful and provided tips if we decided to make cheese at home. However, if we wanted to drink wine we had to purchase a bottle in the store. The class for the price (in addition to the cost of wine) seemed a little steep, as we also did not get any cheese to take home.

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    Meaghan F.
    Reviewed on 11/18/16

    The teacher was well versed in the art of cheese making and this was a fun, "something different to do" class! I'd note that there are no snacks or wine provided, which is something that I think would really elevate the experience. Since the class is held in a wine store, you can easily purchase a bottle of your choosing, but the $50 ticket price seemed a little steep for the two hours.
    Separately, I noticed that the store runs a bunch of promotions e.g., 10% off champagne on Sundays (bring your own OJ :) that sound like something I'd go back for!

    The teacher was well versed in the art of cheese making and this was a fun, "something different to do" class! I'd note that there are no snacks or wine provided, which is something that I think would really elevate the experience. Since the class is held in a wine store, you can easily purchase a bottle of your choosing, but the $50 ticket price seemed a little steep for the two hours.
    Separately, I noticed that the store runs a bunch of promotions e.g., 10% off champagne on Sundays (bring your own OJ :) that sound like something I'd go back for!

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