Learn to make three very distinct and delicious types of cheese (mozzarella, chevre & ricotta) then have fun pairing them with a fun sampling of economical red and white wine in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop. This three-hour class walks you through the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty curds and protein-rich whey. Each group of students starts with their own gallon of milk and finesses it over the course of the class into rich, stretchy mozzarella. While the mozzarella curd sets, we’ll demonstrate in time-delay fashion how to craft a fresh, creamy goat cheese then give you hints on making it appear as if you make several different types of cheese. Meanwhile, we’ll be cooking up an easy-breezy, dreamy ricotta in the background. Then, of course, the part you’ve all been waiting for, we’ll talk about the challenge of pairing wine with very fresh cheeses and we’ll sample some glorious, affordable options. In case you were worried about going hungry, we’ll be sampling cheese all along the way. This workshop is taught by Nicole Easterday, the founder of FARMcurious. Nicole is an engaging teacher who encourages a fun, social environment while she explains what’s happening in a very down-to-earth format. Attendees will leave this class with:
- A new appreciation for the magic that is cheese
- Confidence and knowledge to reproduce the same results at home.
- Handouts including recipes, frequently asked questions, and resources.
- Delicious, versatile whey we produce while making the cheese (don’t worry, we’ll explain how to use it – you can’t wait, check out this blog post).
- Recommendations for a couple of fail-proof, economical wines to pair with cheese – never again at a loss before a dinner party!!
This is the cheese workshop you won’t want to miss! Location: Depending upon which option you choose, this class is held at one of two locations: 3543 18th Street in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco (accessible by Muni and BART but very limited parking), or 247 Marlow Drive in Oakland (2 miles from BART but with ample parking in a safe, historic neighborhood) Must be 21 or over to attend. Please see our cancellation policy here.
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