Cheese making Workshops...
Would you like to learn how to make delicious cheese? It's actually really fun, surprisingly easy and we can teach you how.
During our hands-on workshops you make your own cheese in our mini-factory in Woodville. Then you take it home with you to share with friends and family. For these workshops we use cows' milk because that's what most people will have access to.
We provide all the milk and equipment so you don't have to bring anything. We also rustle up a yummy lunch which includes the chance to try some of our tasty sheep milk cheeses.
Each course is limited to a maximum of 6 people per workshop so get in quick! It's best to start with halloumi or feta if you are new to cheese making.
We have cheese making supplies and kits available for purchase because you'll probably want to go home and make more cheese!
2018 Course Dates...
Here's what's on offer for the rest of 2018...
Sheep milking and cheese-making day
This season we have something extra special planned! Come to our beautiful milking shed where you will learn how to milk our tame ewes. Then we will use the milk in our mid-morning latte and to make a batch of creamy feta cheese (some of which you will take home)! Lunch and cheese tastings are also included in the price. The day will start at 9am and we will finish about 4pm. $200 per person. Date to be advised, probably late November or early December.
Brie workshop - Saturday 15 September - $120 per person
Farmhouse-style workshop - Saturday 29 September - $120 per person
Halloumi (& ricotta) workshop - Sunday 28 October - $120 per person
All these workshops run from 10am til about 3pm. They include lunch, cheese tastings and of course you take home the cheese that you have made! We use cows' milk in these workshops because that is what most people are able to access.
If these dates don'tsuit you and you have a group of 4-6 people who are keen to make cheese, let me know and we can set up a special workshop for your group on a day that works for you.
Halloumi (& Ricotta)
Halloumi is a delicious fresh cheese that you can easily make in your own kitchen. It's ready to eat the same day you make it so it's a great cheese for a first time cheese maker. We also make ricotta as part of the halloumi workshop.
Feta is very easy to make. It just needs salting the day after it is made and then it's ready to eat the day after that. It's also a good cheese for a first time cheese maker.
This is a washed curd cheese which is pretty straight forward to make but does need some time to mature before it's ready to eat. A good option for a second or third time cheese maker
Brie follows basically the same process as feta but with a bit more work required after making. It needs to mature for about 5 weeks before it's ready to eat.
Farmhouse cheese tastes a bit like a mild cheddar. It is a bit harder to make than feta or brie and needs to mature at about 12 degrees for up to 5 months. It's good to have a go at making a few other cheeses before you try farmhouse.
Blue cheese is one that people tend to either love or hate. If you love it, why not learn to make it? The process is very similar to making feta but needs a bit more care, attention and maturing for a few weeks before it's ready to eat.
To book your place...
You can book your place or find out more using the form below, by ringing 021 119 0457, or by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me which course you want to do, make your payment and you will be booked in!
Because places are limited payment needs to be made at the time of booking or soon after. Please make your payment to Kirsty Silvester, 02-1246-0435981-001, Co-operative Bank, Palmerston North branch and use your name and 'cheese course' as the references.
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