Past Press for Curds and Wine

SDVoyager Features Owner Gisela Claassen – June 28, 2018

Get to know the story behind Curds and Wine

“I am most proud of how many people we have made happy through winemaking and cheesemaking. We have many repeat customers, most people come back to make more wine with us over many years. We try to help with any winemaking or cheesemaking questions. I believe it is our experience plus our passion for our crafts that make Curds and Wine special.”

Meet Gisela Claassen of Curds and Wine

Cheese Lover’s Podcast Noon on Tuesdays – Tuesday September 12, 2017

“G” chats with Gina Freize of Venissmo about home cheese making and winemaking:

Gisela, otherwise known as G, is the founder and owner of Curds and Wine, San Diego’s go-to shop for cheese and wine making supplies.  She shares her tips on how to get started in cheese making (buy a good pot) and where to get the best milk (dare we say WalMart).  Colby was the first style she ever made and has fallen in love with it, keeping some in her cheese cave ever since.  Her advice to aspiring cheese makers?  Go for it!’s Never Been Easier to Make Cheese

San Diego Union Tribune – Sunday June 25, 2017

Curds and Wine featured in San Diego Union Tribune’s “Stepping Out” Column:

“When you walk into Curds and Wine in Kearny Mesa, you’re greeted with shelves of carboys, all filled with wine in various stages of fermentation.”

Shop finds craft niche with make-your-own wine, cheese

Curds and Wine Teaches KSON’s Tammy to Make Cheese for Her 50 Before 50

“G” teaches Tammy to Make Cheese:

Tomorrow is Tammy’s 50th birthday and she’s crossing the last couple things off her 50 Before 50 list before the big day. Today Gisela Claassen from Curds and Wine came in to show Tammy how to make cheese

Tammy’s 50 Before 50: Tammy Learns to Make Cheese


Wine Lovers Take Winemaking Into Their Own Hands – Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast interviews Curds and Wine and some of their customers about making wine at home:

“Home winemaking is booming,” says Gisela Claassen, president/owner of Curds and Wine, a home wine- and cheese-making shop in San Diego, where its sales of DIY wine kits have steadily increased since 2011.

Wine Lovers Take Winemaking Into Their Own Hands


ABC 10 talks to Curds and Wine on Small Business Saturday – November 2015

Curds and Wine is one of several small businesses closing on Black Friday:

“This time of year may be the best for making wine, but owner of Curds and Wine, Gisela Claassen took a stand this year. She closed up shop the entire week of Thanksgiving.”

Store owner reopens for Small Business Saturday after closing week of Thanksgiving


Curds and Wine in The New York Times – November 2015

Curds and Wine is one of several small businesses closing on Black Friday:

“People just don’t go to small businesses. They go to big-box stores looking for big, super deals,” said Gisela Claassen, the owner of Curds and Wine, a San Diego shop that sells winemaking and cheesemaking supplies.

Small Shops Take Pride in Turning their Backs on Black Friday

CW 6 San Diego Living – June 2015

Curds and Wine was featured on San Diego Living:

Owner of Curds and Wine Gisela Claassen, with how there will be demonstrating  a wine 101 class today and tomorrow. You can also join their DIY classes, where they teach you how to make wine & cheese at home or on-site.

Make Your Own Wine and Cheese


Curds and Wine in The San Diego Reader – June 2015

Curds and Wine featured in the Reader’s “Fun things to do from beach to backcountry”:

Making wine’s not rocket science, but it does require equipment most of us don’t own.

Fun Things to do in San Diego Suburban

Curds and Wine in Pacific San Diego Magazine – February 2014

Curds and Wine is one of the venues featured in a Valentine’s Day article about cheese in San Diego:

“Guests can learn the process of cheese-making here in the shop or in the comfort of their home,” says Gisela Claassen, a blue ribbon-wielding cheese-maker.

Brie Mine

City Beat features Curds and Wine as source for “cool gifts” – December 2011

Curds and Wine tops the list as one of the best places for great holiday gifts:

Know someone who wants to make cheese, surfboards or cocktails?  Who knew there was a local shop that sold everything you need to make cheese?

Six suggestions for classes and cool gift packs

Curds and Wine in Edible San Diego Gift Guide – Winter 2011

Unique holiday gift list features Curds and Wine, by Lauren Lastowka:

Why give a friend wine and cheese when you can teach them to make wine and cheese?

Go Edible this Holiday Season

City Beat “Best of San Diego 2011” features Curds and Wine – October 2011

Curds and Wine is listed as “Best way to learn how to cut the cheese”:

The thing that’s so mind-expanding about Curds and Wine’s classes … is that they go beyond the basic ricotta-mozzarella cheeses

City Beat: Best of Touch 2011

Curds and Wine In Edible San Diego – Summer 2011

Brook Larios wrote an article about us the Summer 2011 edition of Edible San Diego:

From growers to cheesemakers to winemakers, theirs is a labor of love. And, like them, [G] is loving her newfound zeal

Wine and cheese lovers learn to do it themselves at Curds and Wine

CBS 8 News with Larry Himmel – February 24th, 2011

Larry Himmel came by the shop to find out about making wine and cheese:

For DIYs, creating your own curd and corking your own wine saves dollars and makes sense. At Curds and Wine, the fruit of the fine can be thoroughly thine.

Curds and Wine: Do-it-yourself wine and cheese


Menu In Progress

Menu In Progress posted an article about their wine making experience at Curds and Wine:

In addition to stocking equipment and supplies, Curds and Wine is also set up for people to do wine-making on premises under their guidance and using their equipment.

Curds and Wine – Making Wine and Cheese in San Diego

Clairemont Community News – January 30th, 2011

Michael Baehr wrote in the Clairemont Community News:

[…] Curds and Wine is a small do-it-yourself place where you can purchase a wine making kit, including the concentrated grape juice, of virtually any variety, to make your own wine on the premises or in the comfort of your own home. […]

Having Fun with Food: Curds and Wine

Fox 5 San Diego Morning news – January 24th, 2011

On Monday, January 24th, 2011, Heather Ford of the FOX 5 Morning news team broadcast live from Curds and Wine.

Morning Show Videos

San Diego Magazine – December 21st, 2010

Candice Woo wrote on the San Diego Magazine blog:

[…] Pick up an all-in-one wine-making kit, which has all the ingredients you’ll need to make 25 to 30 bottles. You also have the option of doing your wine-making at Curds and Wine. […]

DIY Cheese & Wine