7 “Cheesy” Date Ideas for SF Cheese Lovers

Your baby is smooth like a fresh wheel of brie and hot like a pot of cheese fondue in the summer. You two go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Camembert and Champagne (for you laymen, that was a compliment -- we’ll explain later).

OK, so we’re not poets over here at Vimbly. But we are quesophiles and we do use poetic license to make up words, so you can trust us when comes to dating advice:

Don’t end up all prov-alone! Show your sweetie how much you care by giving them the one thing they love just a little bit more than you -- cheese, of course! You and your special someone can explore the incredible world of cheese within The Bay Area with this fantastic spread of cheese classes and cheese tours.

In Queso Emergency

In Queso Emergency

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So you messed up.

Really, really badly.

You don't want to go into the gory details, but the normal ten-dollar-roses-from-the-gas-station-down-the-street apology is not going to be enough this time. In queso emergency, break out this date to save your relationship from any metaphorical burning building -- courtesy of Captain Vineyards.

Surprise your peeved partner with an introduction to the wine of Sonoma Valley, followed by a cheese and chocolate tasting. You’ll learn so many cool facts in this class that by the time it's over, your lover won’t even remember why you were fighting -- the wine will help too!

Case in point: Did you know that Champagne pairs well with Camembert because the bubbles and acidity cut through the gooey texture of the cheese? That’s straight up science!

Don't thank us. We live to cheese . . .

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An Homage to Fromage

An Homage to Fromage

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Some couples have a movie night, some delight in swapping lavish gifts, and some get their kicks from hot wax and leather -- hey, whatever makes you happy.

For you and your lover, the road to bliss is paved with cheese. So grab your special somebody by the hand and take a stroll through all things cheese for an evening. You’ll get to know your cheeses like the back of baby’s hand in this 101 course from The Cheese School of San Francisco. Breathe deeply, do you smell that? Love is in the Gruyère.

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The Triple Threat

The Triple Threat

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You were deadly on the dating scene. You could drink, dance, and romance with the best of them. Basically -- you had mad game.

But now that you're with your boo-thang, you need to update your moves and make them more suitable to a tandem bicycle rather than a bar stool. Learn to make fresh chevre, mozzarella and burrata with a class from Farmcurious. These cheeses will surprise your better half and fellow cheese lover, and you’ll be back at the top of your game in no time!

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An Ageless Love

An Ageless Love

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You and your lover are young at heart and you plan on staying that way for . . . well, forever. More power to you! Because age doesn't matter -- unless you're dealing with cheese and wine.

Learn the basics of pairing wine and cheese with your better half in a class from the Del Dotto Winery & Caves. You’ll discover how to unlock hidden flavors in a glass of wine with the right slice of cheese. Just like that time bae discovered the secret to tolerating your racist grandmother (give a creamy cheese to any octogenerian and that trap is SHUT for 2 hours, minimum).

Speaking of respecting elders. After this class, you'll definitely respect the aging process of your new favorite wines and cheeses. So tell your SO, “Skydiving is next weekend. This weekend, it's all about you and brie!”

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To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

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“How much do you love me?”

“To the moon and back my dear.”

Put your money where your mouth is, and take your special someone on a tour to four of the best creameries in The Bay Area with the West Marin Food and Farm Tours. Wait, you do know the moon is made out of cheese right? So this is like taking them to four moons and back... Wow -- you are super romantic.

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Looking For a Gouda Time?

Looking For a Gouda Time?

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There are plenty of good cheese-date ideas but how many dates have you been on that are truly 'grate'?

Why not learn how to make cheese together, and not just any cheese -- gouda! This cheese has been around since the 1100’s so it’s got as much history as you and your bae. Learn the basics of cheesemaking and come away with a wheel of Gouda that you and your baby can take home.

It’s like saying goes: The couple that learns to make a wheel of Gouda together stays together. That’s a real thing right?

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An anthropological approach to Cheese

An anthropological approach to Cheese

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Are you and your baby on the branier side of cheese? Kitchen on Fire has a scintillating study for you:

Perhaps the most important facet of the anthropological approach is the study of food. Most dishes -- as far as we can tell -- were designed as vehicles for cheese. And no food has succeeded in this task as wildly as the pizza pie.

Pizza had been transporting cheese from plate to mouth for centuries.The pizza can first be seen in Italy, but because of its incredible simplicity and effectiveness, this tool has spread to all corners of the globe.

While this class will not cover the history of Italy, or other cheese-transporting mechanisms (such as the cracker, the french fry, the tortilla chips, the list goes on...), it will teach you how to make a mean cheese shovel (that’s scientist speak for pizza) -- we’ll leave the rest of the research up to you.

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