Pastoral's beer and cheese tasting class: a review
For any Chicagoans who are interested in pairing classes at Pastoral, here's a good review from Cheese and Cheers:
I was pleased to attend a beer and cheese class at Pastoral‘s Lakeview store on Tuesday. Beer buyer Ryne Schofstal lead a simple, elegant tasting involving Cheddars and beer. Readers may know that Cheese and Cheers conducts similar events on occasion. In putting them together, I always felt the challenge of limiting the selections to a reasonable number–just because there are so many great things to taste. Ryne is a good editor.
After a wonderful opening beer (Professor Fritz Briem’s 1809 Berliner Weisse) the dozen attendees who squeezed into Pastoral’s tiniest store were treated to three beers, one cider and four Cheddar cheeses that were each delicious and startlingly different from one another.