Now that you've seen how many cafes, bars and restaurants have popped up in the Hills region, you shouldn't be surprised by the fact that Castle Towers shopping centre is running a new program called The Cooking School over April and May—a series of food-focused events, workshops and cooking classes.
Part of the range of food culture workshops is the Wine and Cheese Matching class, hosted by Sabino Matera—an Italian born Australian immigrant whose family were regional farmers with strong ties to the land. His family grew their own fruits and vegetables, and made their own wine to accompany their meals. A constant staple on the table was wine and cheese.
Matera will teach you to tune into your senses—vision, smell and taste—in order to produce perfect cheese and wine pairings. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be given a background into the different varietals of wine and cheese (with tastings as you go), while enjoying a glass of wine and some delicious artisanal cheeses.
By the end of the class you'll have the confidence to match cheese and wine in your own home. Get your tickets here.