Join us Wednesday, February 7th, when our resident Sommelier, Pam Cohen, and cheese master and Les Amis de Fromage owner, Allison Spurrell, guide participants through a selection of wines and cheeses, paired for the occasion.
Learn why certain pairings are matches made in heaven, while sampling in a relaxed classroom setting. You’ll leave with the ability to create the perfect pairings for your next soiree or cozy Netflix night at home.
Come and join us!
Pamela Cohen is a Certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild, for whom she has taught in Canada and the US. She is an accredited member of the BC chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS), and holds the Level 4 Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma. Pam was also the inaugural winner of the first Puddifoot Sommelier competition in BC. She has led wine tours to Italy, France, & Spain, and is a featured speaker at dinners, wine societies, and staff training seminars around Vancouver. Her passion for wine is expressed by a teaching style that includes humour and wit, ensuring that the learning environment combines fun with education, as many have now experienced by participating in our Savvy Series wine classes.
Allison Spurrell has been in the retail cheese industry since 1987, when she founded the Vancouver cheese shop les amis du FROMAGE with her mother Alice Spurrell. She is responsible for the acquisition of over 500 types of cheese, from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. She has been a judge for the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, and for the “retail competition” at the American Cheese Society’s annual conference. She is a member of both the Guilde des Fromagers Confrerie du Saint-Uguzon, and the American Cheese Society. She is a passionate lover of all things related to cheese and she loves to share that passion with her customers and co-workers.