Cheese Making Workshop
December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$175.00
For lovers of cheese and “the good life”, increasing self-reliance and energy efficiency.
About the workshop
Cheese (and wine maybe) is one of the world’s most popular and versatile foods. This workshop will help you to transform milk into some of the most delicious soft cheeses of the world.
It will enable you to learn and value traditional cheese making skills; reduce waste, food miles and cost and produce an impressive display of fresh home made cheeses of which you can truly be proud.
The 1 day course will be fun-packed hands-on; thinking about, making, tasting and eating cheese (and enjoying excellent food). You will leave the course with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a variety of soft cheeses. Your home will never be the same again with fresh tasty and delicious cheese that will warm every heart.
Day 1 – Cows milk cheese
We will also cover how easy it is to make dozens of similar cheeses, such as Bries and Blues, utilising the basic methods you have learnt with some subtle variations, thus expanding your cheese repertoire still further. In the Feta class all items are ready to eat the next day and can be repeated at home with ease. While Camembert & Blue cheese are also easy to make, they need 2-4 weeks maturing at home first (if you can wait that long).
Cheese can be made using cow, goat or sheep’s milk. If you wish to bring your own, it will need to be pasteurised on the day. Otherwise all materials are supplied.
We supply the ingredients and you take home the cheese. This workshop is great fun with good food, drink, company and opportunities to learn lots about cheese and so much more. Some time will also be dedicated to discussion on accompaniments which enhance enjoyment of a well-selected cheese board.
About the Trainers
Peter and Silvia Allen
Peter the Permie & Silvia Allen have run Telopea Mountain Permaculture Farm for 16 years. They have been conveners and leaders of Mountain Districts permaculture Group and owners of the Telopea Mountain Nursery. They have also been leading figures in the Heritage Fruits Society for over 10 years (Silvia is president of the Society), have run the Petty’s Apple Festival tasting tent for the last 10 years and have an unsurpassed knowledge of apple varieties and flavours.