What's that smell? Get over your fear of stinky cheese at this sampling of international washed-rind cheeses paired with wine. The class will take place on Monday, March 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor. $75/person (877.797.1200).
EVENTS THIS WEEK
Ancient Grapes, Hidden Gems
Taste the wines of Southern Italy, many of which are based on ancient varietals, on Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Vino Italian Wine & Spirits, 121 East 27th Street. $75/person (212.725.6516).
Cheese and Beer
Saxelby Cheesemongers will team up with Against the Grain to present a five-course tasting menu of American artisanal cheeses paired with American and Belgian craft beers, on Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. at Against the Grain, 620 East 6th Street. $25/person (212.358.7065).
Japanese Restaurant Week
The "Flavors of Japan" Japanese Food Culture Festival will feature discounts and special menus at participating Japanese restaurants in New York City from Sunday, March 4, to Saturday, March 10. Visit jprw.com for more information about the promotion and details about the food festival.