Wine and cheese tasting
Wine and cheese tasting

Say Cheese at The Addison on Amelia!

November 18th, 2019 by theAddison

Dates Offered: January 17, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Pricing Details: This package is $400/person in addition to the room rate.

We should say “Make Cheese at The Addison”!

We are excited to announce our inaugural cheesemaking class at the inn with Linda and Larry Faillace from Three Shepherds Farm in Warren VT  This 3 day class will be held at The Addison on Amelia Island January 17 – 20, 2020, which is the kick-off for Amelia Island Restaurant Week 2020,“Prepare for Yummy”.

Spend the weekend in historic downtown Fernandina Beach learning the secrets of cheesemaking and making cheese to enjoy at the inn and take home to share with friends. Class includes making a variety of cheeses, breakfast each morning at the inn, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and an evening social hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the inn. Also included is a wine and cheese tasting Saturday evening before dining at Burlingame Restaurant and an extra special bonus Monday morning before departure.


Cheese students arrive by 3PM to get settled in and ready for a weekend of fun and delicious activities. Included in the course is the “Three Shepherds Artisanal Cheesemaking Manual” complete with lots of fascinating cheese information and all the necessary recipes for the weekend. Immediately following the evening social hour at 5:00PM, Larry and Linda will lead a short introductory discussion followed by the starting of two cheeses. These cheeses require a full night of incubation and transformation into curds and whey. Dinner on your own and the innkeepers, Lisa and Ron, are happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.

CheesemakingClass begins after breakfast (offered 8:30AM – 10AM) and includes a full day of hands-on cheesemaking along with discussions of the history and discovery of cheesemaking, the principles of artisan cheesemaking, the types of milk needed for cheesemaking (as well as those to be avoided), and the tools and ingredients required for the foolproof creation of delicious cheeses at home. We will complete the soft-ripened cheese and Quark begun on Friday evening, make a batch of Feta, as well as some whole milk Ricotta.

The Faillaces will also work with the class to make their signature lunch, based on the morning’s activities. The evening social hour at 5PM will be a wine and cheese tasting using cheese made by the class participants. Dinner will follow at Burlingame Restaurant at 7PM and a $60 gift certificate is included.

Wine and cheese tastingAnother day of cheesemaking begins after Sunday breakfast. Students will complete the cheeses made on Saturday, including a discussion and demonstration of salting and brining. The class will also make the always popular fresh Mozzarella, as well as whey Ricotta. The highlight of Sunday is Linda’s cheese tasting and wine pairing lunch. Lunch is like a class of its own in cheese appreciation, pairing, and serving, and includes a wonderful array of select cheeses.


An extra special bonus class will follow breakfast and complete the fun-filled cheesemaking weekend. A late checkout at 1PM will be available for class participants.

Prices, Provisions & Policies

$400 per person plus room – requires 3-night stay.

Class is limited to 10 participants and rooms have been blocked January 17 – 20, 2020 for this event.

Call us at 904- 277-1604 to make your reservation.

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