DIY: LA's best fall food classes

Learn how to make cheese, roast your own coffee beans and plant your own edible garden with these 9 picks of LA’s best fall food classes.



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So, you want to be a cheese maker? Whole hog butcher? Wannabe farmer? Do it yourself with home roasted coffee beans—yes, from a Whirly Pop popcorn maker—to a farm-to-table lunch (or rather, garden-to-table, with pickings from your own edible garden, which you can learn how to make too). Read on for the whole nine of LA's best fall food classes.

Cheesemaking Pizza making Cake decorating

Classroom Institute of Domestic Technology Mozz2Go's Scuola di Pizza Duff Goldman's Cakemix

Syllabus You’ll be a bona fide cheese nerd after this three-class series of cheese tasting, pairing and making—from fresh (ricotta, crème fraiche, chevre, mozzarella) to hard (Gouda). The intimate (and intensive) classes are limited to 12 people. At the weekly Wednesday class, Scuola di Pizza and Mozza2Go's chef Chad Colby demonstrates what goes into making the city's best pies from dough to sauce to toppings that are Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali-approved. Fake your very own Charm City Cakes—made at the West Hollywood decorating studio where you'll pipe, color, roll, sprinkle and airbrush with the help of on-site professional pastry chefs.

Snack time Your long day in the classroom starts with a Continental breakfast of freshly baked scones and local Plow + Gun coffee served with goat's milk. At the end of class, enjoy the fruits of your labor with pizza made with the day's student-prepared mozzarella for a family-style lunch. Prosecco and Mozza2Go antipasti kick off the class, while nine different pizzas—from the favorite squash blossom and burrata to a breakfast version with egg, guanciale and potatoes—are demonstrated then devoured straight out of the oven. If cake decorating has you craving none other than cake, the on-site bakery offers slices and cupcakes——in flavors like red velvet and lemon poppy seed and gluten-free versions—alongside coffee drinks and Yoo-hoo and juice for the kids.

When Saturdays, 10am-3:30pm

October 13, November 10, December 8
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm Tuesdays, 7-9pm

Session 1: October 30, November 6 and13
Session 2: December 4,11, 18

How much? $595 for 3 classes $150 $325 for 3 classes

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