I headed down to School Bakery & Cafe in the Liberty Village a few weeks ago with Jackie (left) for the first ever #CheeseSchool event organized by Schoolville, Reggie & Jo. If you know me, you must know I am a huge cheese lover & usually jump at any chance to spend some time with Cheese and other folks who love it, too! It was also my first visit into School and I was pretty excited as I’ve always wanted to check it out, but never really had the chance to.


Some shots of the interior:

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The Menu:

IMG_0374 Featured Cheese Platter: Le 1608, Applewood Cheese, Merlot Cured Asiago & 3 yr. Old Reserved Canadian Gouda

(All Cheeses were provided by The Village CheeseMonger – so delicious!)

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It was pretty tough trying to find a favourite as they were all so good!! But if I had to choose, it was have to be very close between the Smoked Applewood or the Le 1608 (served with honey).

IMG_0395 Soup: Ultimate French Onion Soup with Gruyere &  Truffles Pecorino

I was already pretty full at this point from all the cheese and bread, but was glad to see that the French Onion soup was fairly light – the intensity of the cheeses they used were just perfect and the broth was very tasty and not salty (which is usually the case for me in French Onion soups.)

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IMG_0422 Main: Bacon Brie & Chive Crepe with Lemon-Pepper Baby Greens

As I expected, this crepe was fantastic. Although I found the bacon a tad too salty, the salad provided a nice cool balance. It was definitely one of those times when I wished I wasn’t so full because I just wanted to keep eating!


Dessert: Mango Ginger Stilton with Apple Crackers

To be honest, I was stuffed at this point. I had only a bite of the Mango Ginger Stilton with the Apple cracker (I loved that they used fresh apples! I thought they’d be using some sort of apple-flavoured cracker but I was glad to see they didn’t! Fruit + Cheese = Love). Anyway, I thought it was a great, light dessert. The stilton didn’t taste the way I imagined (and maybe that was because of the mango in it) but it was still quite good.

Thanks to Madeleine for baking some cupcakes for us that night (we have 2 birthdays in the group), they were so yummy!

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We received a Report Card towards the end of the night.

IMG_0484 Overall, it was a great night. I love going out and supporting the Toronto Twitter community & I especially love the angle that School has taken when it comes to “private parties”. Look out for them, folks! They’re coming up with some big things in the near future!

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