The Cheese School of San Francisco, San Francisco

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The Cheese School moved to San Francisco's iconic Ghirardelli Square in September 2018. It is now more than just a school: it’s now also a cheese shop, a cafe, and a private dining space.

The new Cheese School occupies the historic “apartment house” in Ghirardelli’s central plaza: a two-story freestanding brick house steps away from the famous mermaid fountain, and the former residence of the factory manager. Facing north are some of the best views in all of San Francisco: the wharf, tall ships, both bridges, Alcatraz, the cable cars, and even the beach.

The Cheese School of San Francisco is located at 900 North Point, Suite K201 in Ghirardelli Square. For more information, visit or call 415-346-7530.

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Our philosophy is “eating is learning” and we treat our students and guests to a cornucopia of education and tasting events, both structured and informal. We offer a range of ways to experience cheese, from delicious cheese tasting and pairing workshops to cheese making classes, team building, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, and celebrations.

We provide some of the most delicious cheese platters in the Bay Area.

We love putting together unique ideas to serve cheese including beautiful cheese wheel cakes.

We are lucky to work with some of the most knowledgable instructors in the cheese industry who offer guided tastings for foodies and cheese fans. On the professional side, we offer a unique Three-Day intensive Cheese Education Program perfect for future cheesemongers, chefs, food industry professionals, and serious cheese enthusiasts.

Through it all, we love creating beautiful experiences around cheese and food at our new home in Ghirardellis Square and offsite at offices, events, and even museums. We do it all!
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  • Great views, excellent mac and cheese. The staff are friendly, the choice of cheese is to die for. We want to come back on our next trip.  more »
  • The house salad with fresh feta was our favorite. It was so fresh and flavorful!! My daughter kept wanting to go back for more salad. The view was spectacular as well. A little chilly inside so...  more »

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