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Whether you'd like to learn basic cooking techniques, create exotic meals for a dinner party, or sharpen your knife skills, the BCAE has you covered. If your interests lie mostly in liquids, try one of our cocktail or wine courses.

The BCAE also offers the opportunity to work side by side with chefs from your favorite restaurants (from Boston and beyond). Look through our list of interactive classes to see which celebrity chefs are teaching each term.

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With environmental threats to the future of bees, many have been taking more of an interest in the incredible world of honey and beekeeping. Honey expert and our own resident beekeeper, Marianne Staniunas, will not only give you a guided tasting through some incredible honeys from all over the world (paired with wines and cheeses!), but she'll also give you an insight into the basics of beekeeping. You'll be able to become a hive-master in no time!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/24/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

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Two great continents of cheese & wine; Two great experts to represent them! Join author and expert, Adam Centamore, and cheesemonger and wine buyer for South End Formaggio, Marianne Staniunas, as they teach you and taste you through a cheesemaking and winemaking lineup of epic proportions. 

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/01/2017

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 2.Adam Centamore  1.Marianne Staniunas 

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Once you know the principles of pairing, you'll be armed with the tools to come up with exciting, delicious and unusual combinations of your own. Adam Centamore, author of Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to the Principles of Pairing, will be here to teach you such concepts as "fat loves acid" and his famous "chocolate milk or lemonade" analogy (plus many more). To demonstrate, Adam will serve some incredible combinations utilizing such treats as cheese, chocolate, condiments, wine and more! You'll learn so much, though it'll hardly be a chore. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/07/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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What better way to usher in the summer months than with bright, lively cheeses and a glass (or three) of refreshing wine? Join wine and cheese nerd Adam Centamore for an evening celebrating the summer solstice. You'll sample cheeses and condiments from Europe and the states that show what summer fun is all about!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/13/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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You've heard lots about backyard chicklens. Now take this class to find out everything you wanted to know about what it would be like to have your own coop. This class involves a lecture overview of everything you need to know to keep your own chickens, plus a Q&A discussion.  Topics include candid discussion of basic chicken info, housing and setup, feeds and daily care, illness and disease, laws and neighbors, breeds, and an endgame plan. 

Tuition: $49.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/15/2017

Instructor : Yardbirds Backyard Chickens 

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The BCAE's own "Man of La Mancha" himself, Luis de Haro, is back to give you guided tasting tour of the incredible region of La Mancha, Spain. You'll taste dishes, products, wines, cheeses and more and learn about the food history and culture like own Luis can! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/16/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

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From the rolling hills of rosemary, thyme and lavender, to the seaside of the Mediterranean where local fisherman bring in their daily haul, the region in and around Provence evokes sights, smell and flavors like few others. Join Adam Centamore as he gives you guided tasting of the food, wine, history, culture and more of this French wonderland. You'll be booking flights and renting "bicyclettes" in no time!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/22/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

Location : BCAE Location : 
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Hand-selected single barrel bourbons paired with some catered BBQ!  This is a dinner-style event, so bring your appetites.  A variety of the rarest and finest bourbons (you might not be able to buy), in different mash bills and agings will accompany the BBQ.  All inclusive- good conversation, exceptional food, and education about Bourbons and whiskey food-pairing techniques.  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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From the sun-drenched shores of Siracusa to the white sands of Cagliari, the islands dotting the Tyrrhenian Sea boast amazing cuisines and equally amazing wines. Sadly, not enough people know about these culinary wonderlands. It's time to change that. Spend an evening with wine & cheese nerd (and island enthusiast) Adam Centamore exploring the cheeses and wines that put Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica on the map! You'll sample a range of cheeses and condiments that really show the amazing breadth of styles and flavors being made. Alongside these magnificent nibbles you'll sip on a variety of amazing wines that grew up in the same place. Set sail on a delicious island wine and cheese adventure!  

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/28/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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- Empanadas - Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri (Contains Cilantro) - Dulce de Leche Argentina is now seen the world over as the home to some of the greatest meat cookery, wines and other incredible dishes in the modern world. Come join Genevieve Forde and learn and taste your way through the food, products, wine, food history and culture of this fascinating South American land. Get on it Gauchos! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/29/2017

Instructor : Genevieve Forde  

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