Day at the Dairy

Appleton Creamery WorkshopsOffered on Tuesday Only in the off-season

In the winter when the goats are dry, I make cow cheese. Join me for a day of cheesemaking as I make my weekly cheese. Some weeks I will be making a hard cheese — ranging from a tomme to gouda to havarti to jack — and some weeks I’ll be making a bloomy rind cheese. There is some flexibility as to what we make. The Day is 9 am to 3 pm. Plan to bring clean, waterproof shoes or boots to wear in the creamery.

Fee $75. Includes a light lunch. Continue reading

Design Your Own Class – Your Location

cheeseIn the off season months only,  by prior arrangement.

Schedule a private class for your group at your location within a thirty mile radius of Appleton Creamery. $500/day for up to six people, $250/half day. Plus travel. Additional fee if I provide the milk.
What cheese would you like to learn? Contact me to discuss a date and cheese possibilities.

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French Fun

Get your hands in the curd with this two-day workshop where we explore some classic French-style cheeses, including but not limited to camembert, chaorce, tomme, banon, epoisses, chevre. As Charles de Gaulle once famously said: “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”, so there is no one cheese that represents France. We’ll explore the different regions of French cheesemaking, and how some of those cheeses came to be. We’ll also discuss milk chemistry, rennet, and the use of starter cultures, and affinage.

Offered:
Feb 28 & March 1
Fee: $300
$575/couple or 2 family members (one set of notes)

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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

See our Workshop page for details. Download Workshop Registration Form