Marché Classes

We love talking about great cheese almost as much as we love eating it. So what a perfect way for us to spread that love (and the cheese) – Marché’s ongoing series of classes designed to widen your appreciation for all things fromage. Designed for the novice to the cheese whiz, our structured yet informal classes are approximately 90 minutes, include a course outline, tasting notes and plenty of sampling. Sign up online or in person; enrollment is limited so don’t delay. Check our Class Schedule below for current class offerings.

Private Classes and Events

Our Place or yours? We can co-host your event for friends, family and colleagues tailored just for you. Our intimate shop can accommodate groups from 2 to 25. We’ll design an unforgettable evening just for your group, from structured classes or informal guided tastings to let-your-hair-down soirees. Our team of specialists are ready for your special guests.

Hosting an event at home, the office or any other venue around town?

We can bring our show on the road and provide the same fabulous spreads and services suited to your special occasion for groups large and small. Contact our events coordinator to start planning your memorable Marché experience in or out of our store. Take a cue from our scheduled classes or plan your own!

Ah – Weddings.

Love cheese as much as your fiancé? Include Marché in the celebration from wine and cheese welcome bags for out-of-town guests to a personalized cheese and charcuterie table at the reception or even a custom layered “cheese cake” that will leave you and your guests in awe. Fill up on cheese before you say cheese.

Upcoming Events

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Antony and Cleopatra, Sonny and Cher, Wine and Cheese… all classic duos that have been known to clash now and then. This class will demystify pairing these timeless partners with Marché’s recommendations for suitable matches. From traditional regional pairings to balancing characteristics and flavors, we’ll sip and taste a flight of 5 wines and 6 cheeses while discussing guidelines for harmonious culinary unions.
$45.00
Max: 2
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Antony and Cleopatra, Sonny and Cher, Wine and Cheese… all classic duos that have been known to clash now and then. This class will demystify pairing these timeless partners with Marché’s recommendations for suitable matches. From traditional regional pairings to balancing characteristics and flavors, we’ll sip and taste a flight of 5 wines and 6 cheeses while discussing guidelines for harmonious culinary unions.
$45.00
Max: 11
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Whiskey and Bourbon and Rye, oh my. If you haven't tried whiskey and cheese together, you've been missing out. This special pairing class examines the differences in whiskey styles and matches them up with a variety of cheeses and accompaniments to enhance your sensory library and transform your definition of pleasure.
$50.00
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Some of the world's greatest cheeses have evolved over the centuries in the pristine pastures of the Alpine region. These complex, hardy classics are the base for comforting fondues, raclette and gratins and are some of our favorite table cheeses as well. We'll learn about and taste our way through a range of Old and New World versions and then indulge in some gooey, melted dishes sure to warm your heart. Wine and beer service included.
$45.00
Max: 10
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With spring entertaining approaching, we're showing off some of our favorite easy-cheesy, sure-to-please-y appetizers and party foods. You'll take away some insightful ideas for parties, brunches, showers or simply for noshing when the mood strikes. Recipes, plenty of sampling, beer and wine included.
$45.00
Max: 14
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Join us for a special evening with local charcuterie maker Inessa Lysenko of Red Bear Provisions. We'll sample through her extensive line of handcrafted natural salamis and patés paired with cheeses, wine and beer. Hear her fascinating story, learn more about the process and taste why she has soared to the top in this male-dominated craft. Wine and beer service included.
$45.00
Max: 14
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Cherry blossoms, Mothers Day and the arrival of Rosé wines - our favorite signs of spring. Join us for a Moms' Night Out for mothers or anyone who's ever had one. Leave the details to us and come revel in the best of Marché as we taste out way through rosé flights perfectly paired with cheese and charcuterie boards. Bring your Mom, your best friends, and your best friends' Moms for a celebratory night out.
$45.00
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We'll meet you at Quincy Street Distillery in nearby Riverside, IL for a memorable evening with owner and distillery master Derrick Mancini. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the history and craft of small batch distilling will have you intoxicated as he leads our private tour followed by an extensive tasting of spirits paired with cheeses and charcuterie from Marché.
$45.00
Max: 12
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Roll up your sleeves and prepare to turn curds into creamy, fresh mozzarella and burrata. We'll look at the process of turning milk into curds, and then we'll have some ready for you to pull and stretch into luscious balls of cheesy goodness. You'll leave with your own creation and the knowledge to recreate the process at home. Includes a fresh cheese tasting with a selection of wine, beer and soft drinks.
$45.00
Max: 6
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