Basics of Hard Cheese

We will spend the day making one hard cheese, but along the way we’ll discuss the different steps that go into making a hard cheese, and how a slight change here or there will result in a totally different cheese. We’ll discuss the differences between milks, starter cultures, rennet, pH, aging and rind development.

Offered:
February 8
Fee: $150 a day

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Parsnip Flan with Steamed Lobster ©

Steam 2 1- to 1-1/4 # lobsters for 15 minutes and chill to touch. Pick out meat and keep tail and claws in tact. Slice tail into medallions.
Warm Parsnip Flan

3 large parsnips
3 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
5 oz. Appleton Creamery Herb and Garlic chevre

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Peel and cut the parsnips into 1″ pieces. Place into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender (when pierced with a fork) 5-10 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place in the work bowl of a food processor and puree. Add eggs one at a time. Add heavy cream, S.& P. and process just to incorporate. Add chevre. Butter 6 large ramekins and fill them with the mixture. Place ramekins in a water bath and bake 35-40 minutes, until slightly puffed and an inserted knife comes out clean. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes, then turn out onto a bed of mixed baby greens.

Sprinkle with a good balsamic vinegar and arrange lobster pieces around flan on top of greens.

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