Monger's Palate Brooklyn NY

Meet Carol Johnson of Monger's Palate

A reformed line cook and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY Carol Johnson has been working in kitchens since she was 16.

After a farmstead cheese making apprenticeship in NM she moved to NYC, there she discovered the depth of camaraderie, science, and culture that encompasses cheese. While working as a cheesemonger she became an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional (ACS CCP), was assistant manager at Murray’s Cheese flagship store in the West Village, and competed and placed twice in the Cheesemonger Invitational.

Carol is delighted to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning her own space with Monger's Palate where she can share her love of cheese with her Greenpoint neighbors and the greater NYC community.

Meet Shunan Teng of Tea Drunk

She's known for her relentless in-the-field pursuit of tea knowledge and her work in preserving Chinese tea traditions. Each year, Shunan travels to historic tea mountains in China to harvest and make tea alongside the heritage farmers.

She is an avid educator on tea and a vital link to bring historic tea knowledge to the English-speaking West. She has spoken on the subject matter at many companies and institutions, including Yale University, Christie’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, World Tea Expo, and Stony Brook University. She has collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to execute a temporary Chinese tea house in the museum. She is the educator for the TED-Ed lesson – The History of Tea.

What to Expect

In this course, Shunan and Carol talk and taste through five pairings of tea and cheese. We recommend purchasing this bundle of teas and sourcing your cheese from a local cheese shop to enhance your experience tasting alongside the lecture.

Example Curriculum

  Tea and Cheese Pairing
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