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Join us at Sweet Freedom Cheese on Wednesday 5/15 for our first on-site class since the days before COVID struck over 4 years ago - whew! - so you know it's going to be epic.  We're teaming up with Wine NWA for a Bubbles + Cheese Around the World pairing class starting at 6:30pm. 


Sweet Freedom Cheese owner and Certified Cheese Professional, Jessica Keahey, will be joined by Ian Weiner, founder of Wine NWA, to guide you thru an array of 6 cheeses and 6 sparkling wines from around the world (as well as generous accompaniments) for a fun and educational evening.  We'll discuss (and taste) how key sparkling wine production techniques produce vastly differing styles, as well as the same for their perfect cheese pairings.  You'll be sure to find some surprising favorites and learn some helpful guidelines for choosing successful beverage partners for your favorite fromage while making new friends over bubbly wine, we hope!


Attendees must be 21+ years old. 

Tickets are non-refundable.


About the Presenters:


Jessica Keahey is the owner and Big Cheese at Sweet Freedom Cheese, the first cut-to-order cheese shop in Arkansas. Jessica has studied extensively with cheese experts from around the globe, making and mongering, for the past 12 years. She has earned the distinction of being named a Certified Cheese Professional by the American Cheese Society and holds a Level 3 sommelier certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust while also teaching Beverage Management at Brightwater Culinary College under the Society of Wine Educators. 


Sweet Freedom Cheese Shop opened in 2018 and has been featured in Cheese Market News, Culture Magazine, and was named by The Wall Street Journal, Taste of Home Journal, and Wine Enthusiast as one of the top independent cheese shops in the US to find the country’s best cheese.

Ian Weiner is the Founder, Director of Good Times, and Chief Wine Enjoyer at Wine NWA.  As a financial planner turned wine enthusiast, Ian loves to try new wines and share them with interesting people.  Ian’s day job is helping people align their money and their values through his planning firm, Bespoke Wealth, which means that he encourages his wine loving clients to spend intentionally on wine, and other experiences that are meaningful for them. 


The passion driving WINE NWA is to inspire and foster the growing food and wine scene in Northwest Arkansas and make it a destination for experiential arts and fine dining through curated wine dinners, tastings, classes, and friendly community events.

Bubbles + Cheese Around the World Wine Pairing Class with Wine NWA

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    In the event you cannot attend, your ticket is transferrable for another lucky person to enjoy but is not refundable. Please contact us to confirm another person will be picking up in your place.

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