Photo courtesy of Scardello.

An artisan cheese shop owned by a Lakewood couple is offering virtual classes and tastings in December.

Scardello Artisan Cheese, owned by Rich and Karen Rogers, has several events planned for neighbors next month.

The shop was started when grocery stores and markets could never satisfy Rich’s taste for new and interesting cheeses. He left a 15-year career in film and video production to open the store.

Scardello is named after Rich’s grandfather Pete Scardello.

Here’s a list of the classes:

  • Dec. 2, 6-7 p.m.: Cheesemonger’s birthday surprise
    • Join Rich Rogers to taste his favorite cheeses and wines
    • $30 per person
  • Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m.: Creating delicious cheese bites
    • Create cheese bites for the holidays
    • $35 per person
  • Dec. 9, 6-7 p.m.: Truffles
    • Cheesemakers, charcutiers and condiment producers add the truffle to their products
    • $35 per person
  • Dec. 10, 6-7 p.m.: America’s favorite cookies and cheese
    • Pair eight cookies with eight cheeses
    • $30 per person
  • Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m.: Monger favorites
    • Cheesemongers pick the cheeses and wines they love
    • $30 per person
  • Dec. 17, 6-7 p.m.: Holiday decadence
    • Scardello’s staff chose two small-production wines to pair with interesting and decadent cheeses
    • $40 per person
  • Dec. 31, 6-7 p.m.: NYE bubbles and cheese
    • Pair bubbly drinks and fine cheeses
    • $30 per person

Sign up for the classes here.