Fromagination Classes for Summer 2014

Unlike spring and autumn, Fromagination’s summer classes are by-arrangement only.

Are you celebrating a special occasion, spending a weekend in Madison, or looking for something memorable to do? Fromagination offers hands-on classes for 10 to 15. Below is an example of a full-flavored summer experience at Fromagination. Contact us at 608-255-2430 to inquire about a class.

Saturday Farmers Market/Pizza-and-Salad-Making Class

Morning: Arrive at Fromagination between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., ready to shop at the farmers market.

Your group will start by visiting the Dane County Farmers Market, the largest producer-only farmers market in the country, located right outside our doors. We will give you a list of ingredients and money to make salad, salad dressing and pizza ingredients for the evening dinner. You can decide if you want to add anything to the list. After you shop the market, drop the ingredients off at Fromagination, and our team will wash and prep all ingredients for your evening event!

Evening: Come back to Fromagination from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Your group will start dinner by telling us about your visit to the farmers market. Then we will walk you through our cheese and meat cases to select the cheeses and meats to be used in your pizza. Your class will be hands-on and everyone will take part in preparing the dinner.

Menu: Appetizers, Summer salad (featuring all local ingredients), Pizza, and Dessert

The perfect pizza has a crust that’s crispy yet chewy; thin crust strong enough to hold toppings. While the pizza is a simple dish, its subtleties can mean the difference between a soggy Frisbee and a savory circle of perfection.  We will teach techniques to make a fool-proof pizza. This will be hands-on experience, rolling the dough, topping the pizza and, of course, enjoying the homemade pies.

We will make three types:

Heirloom Tomato and Arugula Pizza
Fig and Prosciutto Pizza
Meyer Lemon and Goat Cheese Pizza

You will also learn:

• How to shop a specialty cheese shop, selecting, pairing and caring for artisan cheeses and their perfect companions
• Cheese tasting tips
• Wine and beer pairing tips

How to Register for Fromagination Classes

There are three ways to register for our spring and autumn classes at Fromagination.

1: Send an e-mail to [email protected] and tell us the name(s) of class participants, the date(s) and title(s) of the class(es), and how you wish to pay for the class – cash, check, or credit card.

2: Call us at 608-255-2430 and provide the same information: the name(s) of class participants, the date(s) and title(s) of the class(es), and how you wish to pay for the class – cash, check, or credit card.

3: Register in-person registration at our store at 12 South Carroll Street in on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin.

Because our classes involve food preparation, and the number of students are limited, we cannot refund class registration fees in case you have to cancel, or do not show up. All class fees are non-refundable.

Class Sizes and Costs

Most of our classes are held in our store, which limits the space for participants. Some classes which require less materials and preparation can fit up to 24 people – our maximum for a class. Others require more space, and therefore are limited to 12 people. For group classes, the minimum number of participants is 10, so that we can afford to offer the class. Each class description provides the minimum and maximum number of possible participants.

It’s Possible to Schedule an Extra Class

We understand that groups or out-of-town visitors may wish to take a Fromagination class, and may not always be aware of our class schedule. Therefore, we may sometimes be able to schedule an extra class for an interested group.

In those instances, the class minimum of 10 participants must be guaranteed by providing payment in advance for all participants.

Educational Programming Through Fromagination

Fromagination offers a wide array of educational classes and special events ranging from wine and cheese pairings to how to build the perfect cheese plate. We regularly invite cheesemakers, industry experts, authors, and cheese aficionados to our shop to share their knowledge of and passion for our ever-growing artisan food world.

Join us for a series of classes and explore the world of cheese and its perfect companions.  Please contact our shop to sign up; limited seating is available. Once you’ve completed a class, we offer a 10% discount on in-store purchases! 

Book a flight of classes and save: Sign up for three classes, and you save 20% off the total ticket price. To reserve your seat call 608-255-2430.