Mozzarella Making with a Cheese Monger

New York, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Brianna

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Italian cuisine
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

***My Partner and I are FULLY vaccinated***
Guests will be greeted and welcomed into my Upper West Side apartment .The first hour of the class will include passed italian appetizers and a guided cheese tasting. Using the highest quality cheeses you will sample cheeses from producers all around the world. I will guide guests through their tasting plates knowledge and stories. After the guided cheese tasting I will get everyone set up to make their own mozzarella. I will demo in front of the class making mozzarella and then let them try it themselves, with my assistance of course. After guests make their mozzarella they will receive a packet with directions on how they can make this at home with additional mozzarella curd to take home.
Other things to note
A cat does live in this space! Sorry for any inconvenience.
***My Partner and I are FULLY vaccinated***
Guests will be greeted and welcomed into my Upper West Side apartment .The first hour of the class will include passed italian appetizers and a guided cheese tasting. Using the highest quality cheeses you will sample cheeses from producers all around the world. I will guide guests through their tasting plates knowledge and stories. After the guided cheese tasting I will get everyone set up to make…

What's included

  • Food
    homemade mozzarella!
    Italian appetizers
    Mozzarella curd to take h...
  • Drinks
    Traditional italian sodas and lemonades

Meet your host, Brianna

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an experienced NYC cheese professional. I’ve worked in restaurants and cheese shops my whole life. I’ve worked as a cheese monger trainer and cheese educator all over the city. I love sharing what I do with others.
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Where you'll be

I will be hosting this in my beautiful Upper West Side apartment. The apartment features a functional fireplace which will be lit during colder nights. Located right next to Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, and a short walk away from the MET. The C and B subway lines are located directly on the corner of my block and the 1 train is a short walk away. The building is elevator accessible.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Diya
July 2021
My husband and I enjoyed Brianna’s cheese making class. During the class, Brianna first walked us through a delicious cheese tasting, paired with an array of snacks and cava. She explained, in detail, the way the cheeses are prepared and their interesting histories. We then proceeded to learn how to make our own mozzarella cheese - Brianna guided us through the cheese making process and even gave us some curds to take home. I would recommend Brianna’s experience to the cheese enthusiast who is looking to learn more about cheese and meet great people (and cat)!
Jasha
June 2021
Was really fun hanging out with with Brianna, tasting a bunch of amazing local cheeses and learning how to make mozzarella. Didn't know how easy it was!
Katie
May 2021
What an amazing Friday evening! Brianna created a wonderful experience while visiting the city. She welcomed us into her beautiful home, and created a gorgeous table spread of cheese and pairings which created a fun and welcoming atmosphere for all in attendance. Class was small, which was perfect as we had lots of questions about the cheese. You can tell instantly that Brianna is well trained in cheese knowledge, and was so fun to hear how things are made with someone passionate about the art. I would definitely recommend for a girls night if you’re visiting the city! You leave with smiles, full of good food, and feeling accomplished by learning how to make fresh mozzarella (and a kit to do so it a second time at home). Thank you, Brianna for sharing your passion!
Stephen
May 2021
Brianna was so sweet and knowledgeable about everything! The cheese was amazing, I didn’t know I had it in me to make something that good haha! Lots of fun but also educational at the same time. Brianna was able to answer all my questions and explain everything in an easy manner, very funny and charming as well! The apartment is very cute and easy to access, Brianna is a very warm and welcoming host and made us feel like we’d known her for years. Definitely looking forward to our next class! Great experience for any small event, a little date night or just fun with friends, I promise you’ll have a blast just like I did! Cheers!
Laura
May 2021
This was an amazing experience! Brianna is super knowledgeable and talented at her craft. Would recommend this experience to anyone looking for a laid-back but sophisticated and fun evening 👩🏻‍🍳
Lee
October 2019
Amazing time!!! Brianna is very knowledgeable and funny! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Can’t wait to try making mozzarella at home and showing off my cheese knowledge to friends!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

BYOB