People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Cheeses we will learn to make: A Farmstead Semi-Firm Basket Tomme.
Our workshop will take participants through the entire cheese making process. We will begin with pumping the milk into the cheese room, heating the milk, adding cultures, adding rennet, cutting the curds, hooping, and flipping the cheeses. Participants will take home a 1lb. wheel of cheese with instructions for home-aging. Everyone will have a chance to taste the different cheeses we make and tour the farm. Please come in clean clothing, and bring an apron if you have one.
Location: Cricket Creek Farm, 1255 Oblong Road, Williamstown
Day/Time: Saturday, April 21, 9am-3pm,
Workshop Fee: $70 per person
Cheese-making is a fun and rewarding craft, whether for home consumption or a small business. This workshop provides instruction and training on making a wide variety of cheeses on a small scale without a lot of investment in equipment.
The workshop will be led by professional cheese-maker. Whether you are a newcomer to cheese-making or you want to further hone your skills and knowledge, this workshop is for you.
The workshop provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and gain direct experience with making cheese. Instruction is hands-on, and participants will be grouped into teams to do the work of making each cheese we learn. Milk is normally supplied to each participant so that they can take home the cheese they make during the workshop. Instructors will also provide a general understanding of the cheese-making process. Workshop enrollments is limited to 10 participants.
Appropriate footwear for long standing and wet floors, and hair restraint, are all advised. These workshops take place in the cheese-rooms of functioning cheese-making operations. If you prefer to sit, it is advised to bring a stool or camp chair.