A cheesy proposition: If you're looking to understand cheese on a deeper level, consider attending Andrew Steiner's class "Cheese 101," where you'll sample a variety of delicious cheeses and learn about the glorious history of cheese making. Steiner will also break down the different varieties of cheese along with how they should be stored and what to pair them with. Andrew's Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. $25. (310) 393-3308. www.andrewscheese.com.
Let them eat fish: Eight types of fish prepared by guest chef Noriyuki Sugie will be paired with eight wines selected by Ian Blackburn of Learn About Wine at Breadbar's latest tasting. Dishes include sardine flatbread with black olive powder, Chilean sea bass with caramelized miso, and mackerel confit with Guinness mustard. Breadbar, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City. 7 to 10 p.m. $85. (310) 277-3770. www.breadbar.net.
Wine for the BoHo set: Wine returns to its proletarian roots courtesy of the Irregular Wine Tasting at the Echoplex. This month the literary counterculturists will be serving five wines from Esser Vineyards of Napa Valley and a sparkler from Spain. Crackers, cheese, bread and fruit will make appearances courtesy of Gelson's and flowers courtesy of Stories, Echo Park's new bookstore. The Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $20. (213) 413-8200. myspace.com/irregularwinetasting.