Crafting Brie & Camembert at Home
Smooth, rich and decadent, bloomy-rinded cheeses like camembert and brie delight the senses in a way that few other cheeses do - and you can make your own at home! Enjoy this whirlwind introduction to home cheesemaking with a focus on bloomy-rinded cheese while sipping on tasty wine and sampling decadent cheese. We'll inoculate milk with a culture then proceed through ripening, churning and draining the curds. We'll cover aging conditions, breathable wrappings, vegetable ash, ripeness and more in this fun, one-of-a-kind class.
We'll start with a vat of warm milk and wind our way over the course of two and a half hours to something creamy and delicious. We'll do plenty of sampling, of course, to make sure you know what you're looking for in a magnificent chunk of bloomy-rinded cheese.
Each participant takes home a freshly made baby brie wheel to age along with instructions to do it all again on your own. This class is an excellent introduction to cheesemaking or, even better, a 'next step' for those who've already made yogurt, ricotta, mozzarella or chevre.
Ticket price includes instruction, tastings, recipes and edible homework.
Supplies Required: Nothing is required but feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages if you like.
Limit: 20 people
Location: Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, downtown Oakland. Three blocks from 19th street BART.
Must be 21 or over to attend. Please see our cancellation policy here.
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A new (and yet decidedly old) approach to cheesemaking: natural, intuitive, and not dependent on freeze-dried cultures or expensive equipment.$ 34.95