A hands-on workshop in basic home cheese making. In this two-day workshop we’ll be using simple equipment you may already have at home to make a jack cheese the first day, press overnight, then finish the second. In addition, we will also make feta, yogurt, a lactic cheese, quick mozzarella, ricotta (a whey cheese) and butter, depending on the interests of the class. This workshop will concentrate on basic cow cheeses using grocery store milk but will also delve briefly into goat cheese. Basic use of ripening cultures and rennet and milk chemistry will be covered. You will go home with cheese that you’ve made!
January 15 & 16, February 19 & 20, April 29 & 30 (April date may change) 2017
Fee: $300 or $575/couple or 2 family members (one set of handouts)
Two day workshop $50 deposit (non-refundable) due at the time of registration (If a workshop is cancelled due to weather or other reasons beyond our control, workshop is refundable or rescheduled.) We accept cash, check, money order or credit/debit/PayPal.
Use our online Registration Form below the About section. For Snail Mail Option download and print: Registration Form.
• This class will run both days from 9 to 3 or 4, depending on the cheese being made. A light lunch is provided.
• All classes must have a minimum of 2 students to be held to cover costs, with a maximum of 6 (our dairy is very small!).
• A take-home cheesemaking kit is available for an additional charge of $25, consisting of a copy of Ricki Carroll’s Home Cheese Making, cheesecloth, cultures, and rennet.
• A slight discount is available for couples or family members, if they can share one set of handouts. If you can provide the milk for the class, a further discount is available.