Italian Fun 2016 Workshop

Making MozzerellaItalian Fun
Mozzarella and Ricotta are two iconic cheeses of Italy, and so easy to make! We’ll make both a cultured and a quick mozz, then turn the whey into ricotta.

February 21, 2016
Fee: $100

$50 deposit (nonrefundable) is required at the time of registration. Snail Mail option: download and print Registration Form. We accept cash, check, money order or credit/debit/paypal.

 

Basics of Hard Cheese Workshops 2015-16

mainechegoWe 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:
 November 11, 2015  & January 18, 2016
Fee: $150 a day

See our Workshop page for details. Download Workshop Registration Form

Goat Cheese 101

Learn the basics of goat cheese. We will make chevre (a french style of fresh goat cheese), and many of its variations, as well as feta and a quick mozzarella and ricotta. We’ll discuss how goat milk is different from other milks, and why certain cheeses are better made with goat milk. Do you have goats and want to make cheese? Are you thinking of getting goats? Meet the goats and decide for yourself! Please note: During the winter months, we may need to use cow’s milk instead of goat’s milk, as our goats will be dry, but we will be teaching the same basic skill set and styles of cheeses that you would use with goat milk.

Offered:
February 17 
March 16
 April 12
Fee: $150 a day

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Rennet Harvesting and Goat Kid Butchering

Every year, dairy farmers are faced with what to do with the male offspring of their cows, sheep, and goats. Come learn one creative way to use this resource and preserve one of the vital cheese making ingredients yourself. Participants will learn how to slaughter, butcher, and harvest rennet from a goat kid.

TBA: 
$25-$75 workshop
Fee: sliding scale.

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Day at the Dairy

Occasionally, we can offer advanced cheesemaking for a day at the dairy from late April to October working side by side with us as we go through our daily production. Observe firsthand the basics of making chevre, feta, and perhaps a hard goat cheese. Depending on the schedule and availability, we may also be making cow cheese that day. Limited availability — please email to arrange a schedule.

Fee: $175 a day.

SSee our Workshop page for details. Download Workshop Registration Form

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

See our Workshop page for details. Download Workshop Registration Form