Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the first Cheese Cave Event at TOCA, located in the Ritz-Carlton. The restaurant’s head chef Jitin Gaba, General Manager Peter Muir, and Sommelier Lorie O’Sullivan took a small group of us through a cheesy, wine-filled adventure.

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We tasted artisanal cheeses, some of which had been aged for 10+ years & cost over $1000, paired them with award-winning wines, learned how to make our own cheese and toured TOCA’s exclusive cheese cave.

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The cheese tasting experiences at TOCA happens once monthly for the next four months. Each tasting has a different theme and only costs $45 per person. The classes last around an hour-and-a-half and are a great way to try new cheeses and wines, meet new people or spend time with friends. Your cheese plate game will never be the same after these lessons in eating!

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If you’re interested in classes, take a look at the TOCA Cheese Cave Event Series schedule below:

Canada’s Award-Winning Cheese Tasting Experience ($45)
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 3p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Local cheese producers are highlighted, paired with a selection of local and international wines.
Winter Retreat Cheese Tasting Experience ($45)
Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Get cozy and explore cheese pairings that will warm you up including cheese fondue with scotch and much more.
Soft and Bubbly Cheese Tasting Experience ($45)
Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3p.m. to 4:30p.m
Indulge in a selection of soft cheeses and romantic champagnes and sparkling wines.
International Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting Experience ($45)
Saturday, March. 5 at 3p.m. to 4:30p.m
Experience international cheeses paired with craft beer selections.
Seats are limited so act fast! To reserve your spot, email info@tocarestaurant.com or call 416.572.8008.

Will you try the cheese tasting classes in Toronto?

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