Food & Wine


Sausage Making

Learn how to make your own delicious sausage in Cal Poly’s new J and G Lau Family Meat Processing Center, home to state-of-the-art facilities for product development. In this workshop, participants will work with resident managers to learn the history and art of making sausage from fresh ingredients – some of which are grown right on campus. Participants will learn how to make a variety of sausages, be given tips on how to create their own recipes and will leave the workshop knowing how to safely prepare sausage at home.

Information and Registration
Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
Sausage Making Jim Douglass 5/19/18 Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$175 Enroll Now
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California Wine Appreciation

Learn to be a wine connoisseur. Do you know the difference between a Merlot and a Cabernet? This course provides basic knowledge and experience in taste discrimination of a variety of Central Coast and other California wines. Learn the sensory evaluation of various components in wine as well as the varietal characteristics of wine produced on the Central Coast and in other parts of California.

Information and Registration
Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enrollment Deadline Enroll Online
California Wine Appreciation Michael Botwin 01/10/18 - 02/07/18 Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$230 TBD Enroll Now
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European Wine Appreciation

Learn how geography and climate influence wine from various regions across Europe. We will be focusing on French wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Southern France plus Loire, Alsace and Champagne. We will also be covering Italian and Spanish wines. Learn how to read and interpret European wine labels and discover what sets European wines apart from those in California. You should have taken the California Wine Appreciation or another basic wine appreciation course prior to taking this course. Bring three glasses to each class. Minimum age: 21 years old, must bring photo identification to each class session.

Information and registration
Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
European Wine Appreciation Michael Botwin 02/14/2018 - 03/21/2018 Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$275 Enroll Now
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