Spanish Wine & Cheese 101 with Despaña

Let's break the regular cheese and wine pairing mold with three legendary regional Spanish cheeses paired with three wines from the "new Spain" to complement. Angelica Intriago from Despaña Foods will join to guide us through how to pair cheese and wine and offering custom package of cheese and accompaniments you can order in advance. 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation.


Explore the world of Spanish queso with this beautiful curation of three legendary cheeses from two beautiful regions in Northern Spain: Asturias & Cantabria. 

Each box is portioned out for either 2 people ($35) or 4 people ($65). Select the option that best fits your party. 

The three cheeses included alongside marcona almonds and membrillo are: 

  • Zamorano: A sharp raw sheep's milk cheese from the region of Castilla-Leon. It has a wonderful nutty, sweet and salty flavor.
  • Como Una Cabra: A delicious goat's milk cheese from the region of Asturias. It has a delightful soft and creamy texture and is balanced with acidity and salinity. 
  • Vidago Mini: A rich cow's milk cheese from the region of Asturias. It's mildly sour and firm cheese.

NOTE: Order by March 11th to ensure timely delivery. If you reside near New York City, you may order until March 15th. 



Despaña Brand Foods has been servicing the wholesale food service industry with imported specialties from Spain to New York since 1971. They have established direct relationships with some of the best small to mid-size, artisan, producers that represent the most select and high quality brands from Spain. Despaña is proud to bridge these products to the American market.

Their business originally started as a chorizo factory on Northern Boulevard, in Queens, NY, and ever since has grown continuously in order to provide Americans the best products from Spain locally and nationwide. Today, Despaña has three different retail locations throughout NYC, and a network of local and national distribution to our wholesale customers. We are dedicated to joining Spanish and American culture. To learn more, visit their website!



Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. They are a nationwide community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone.  By addressing quality-of-life issues that disproportionately affect restaurant workers – 40% of whom live on poverty-level wages – they hope to strengthen the workforce and increase opportunities for advancement in the industry to more people.

The restaurant industry is notorious for low wages, poor job mobility, high turnover, and burnout. Structural and cultural issues within the industry decrease quality-of-life and make long term work in the industry unsustainable for many. RWCF public education seeks to change policy and workplace culture. One third of the funds they raise goes to their efforts to grow a sense of community within the industry and to speak out for our workers. If you are interesed in donating to their RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, please click here!