F901 Summer 2018 A Midsummer’s Cheese Dream
Tuesday, 11:50–1:15, June 19
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Bob Coffin
Class limit: 50
“A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk’s leap toward immortality.” (Clifton Fadiman, Any Number Can Play.) This is a relook at a previous Midsummer Cheeserie. Participants will taste pairs of cheeses drawn from four to five categories. We will consider aged cheddars; sharp, crumbly blues and crossover blue bries; nutty Italian hard cheeses; mellow and smoky goudas; double-and triple-cream bries; mayhap an interesting surprise. Each pairing will be enhanced by accoutrements and a bite of bread. In addition to tasting the cheeses, you’ll learn a little about their provenance; what they complement; some intriguing cooking ideas; and how various cheeses came to be. Find out where Velveeta came from. A class fee of $20, payable to OLLI at time of registration, will cover the cost of the food. Warning: skip lunch! Registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bob Coffin, an OLLI member, is a retired US Army foreign area officer and Fairfax County high school teacher. For ten years he taught a quick-and-easy cooking class for alternative high school students. Coffin also ran fundraising auctions, donating seven-course dinners served in your home. He is making a habit of providing “Foodie” events for OLLI: cheese tastings, Caesar salad, Elizabethan feasts, heirloom tomatoes, and olive oil—with more to come.