47 E. Houston St., nr. Mulberry St.; 212-625-1712; May 3
Side-by-side comparisons of six cheeses, in both starring and supporting roles—mini Valdeon cheeseburgers, for example. One paired drink is included in the $50 ticket price ($40 in advance).
500 W. 37th St., at Tenth Ave.; CulinaryHistoriansNY.org; May 9
A University of Vermont food-science professor traces the origins of American cheddar, the New England cheesemaker diaspora, and the revival of the artisanal movement; $40, reservations required.
268 Smith St., nr. DeGraw St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-522-7425; May 9
Stinky Bklyn inaugurates its class series with a cheese primer held at its sister wineshop, which will provide the pairings; $55, reservations required.