Virtual Cheese Tasting: Life is a Picnic – Online Event

DateMay 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Time06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $45

Non-Member's Price $50


Event details

The best way to learn about (and enjoy) cheese is to taste it! This crowd-pleasing virtual affair is back by popular demand. Join Caroline Hostettler of Quality Cheese for a delightful, online event tasting of perfect summer cheeses.

Elevate your at-home Thursday evening happy hour by learning and tasting what cheeses are ideal for a picnic or a simple al fresco meal and resistant to the Florida heat.

You will discover what pairs best with the cheeses, both food and beverage wise, and enjoy combinations that are complementing and contrasting, surprising and scrumptious.

Come happy and hungry!


Your tasting kit is your ticket to this unique and exciting event. Reserve yours now to meet an array of textures, flavor and aromas. Limited tasting kits available. The cost is $45 for Alliance members or $50 for non-members.

As we get closer to the event, we’ll be in touch about details on how to pick-up your kit at the Alliance for the Arts and provide an access link to you to log into the event.


Caroline still worked as a freelance food writer when she moved to Florida from her native Switzerland in 1996. Because she missed her beloved cheese so much she started the importing company Quality Cheese Inc. in 1998. In the meantime she also has created the Adopt-an-alp program which supports Swiss farmers who still spend their summers on the Alps to make cheese. Caroline is one of the founders of the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket and calls it her second family. Her first family consists of her husband and four sons, plus dog Rocco.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on event is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, patio or kitchen table! It will be hosted via Zoom. If you’ve never used zoom before, we suggest you take some time to familiarize yourself with the platform ahead of time and download the app. You can find everything you’ll need at or in the App store on your phone or tablet. An access link will be provided prior to the start of the event.