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cooking class

Artisan Cheesemaking at Home

cooking class

Artisan Cheesemaking at Home

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Artisan Cheesemaking at Home

cooking class

Artisan Cheesemaking at Home

Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Do you love cheese? Have you ever wondered if you can make cheese in your own home? I'm going to show you that you can! Guests will assist with culturing and renneting of the milk, cutting and stirring the curds, draining the curds, filling the mold(s) and pressing. We will discuss equipment needed for basic cheesemaking, sanitation, and aging, as well as where you can find equipment and supplies. Guests will also receive some education and history of cheesemaking and a brief tour of my "caves" where the cheeses are aged.

Your host

Learn more about Kathy

Kathy

I've been making artisan cheeses for 4 years. I specialize mostly in hard cheeses like cheddar, Gouda, Colby, Monterrey Jack, Gotchego, and several others. I work mostly with fresh raw goat milk from our small herd, but occasionally with raw cow milk as well. On average, I make 100 wheels of cheese a year, a far cry from industrial processes, but each wheel is made with love.

What's included

Equipment
All cheesemaking supplies/equipment are supplied.

Where you'll be

Cheesemaking will take place in the main house (kitchen) of Sturgeon Creek Farm. Classes will start about 10 am, and depending on the type of cheese being made, can last 3-6 hours. There is also our Sturgeon Creek Farm Airbnb up the street.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No previous experience required. But if you are a cheese lover and have some knowledge, that's wonderful. Folks with long hair, please have it pulled back for sanitary reasons.

More tips

Dress comfortably for standing. Folks with long hair, please ensure it is tied back for sanitary reasons. If available, we will have cheese samples. There are no close restaurants for food.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Kathy
Artisan Cheesemaking at Home
New experience
£24/person
New experience
£24/person