Mega Cheesemaking Boot Camp Weekend: Learn Endless Cheeses in One Weekend!
Our THREE most popular cheesemaking classes all in one weekend! Learn to make brie/camembert, feta, ricotta, yogurt, paneer, mozzarella, burrata and fresh chèvre. This is the first time we're offering this format so be sure to sign up early!
Part 1: Cheesemaking 101: Feta, Ricotta, Yogurt & Paneer, Saturday, 11am-2pm
Learn to make four of the best beginner cheeses in one fantastic, hands-on workshop: ricotta, feta, yogurt & paneer. You'll enjoy a fun sampling of economical red and white wine as you explore the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty cheese curds and protein-rich whey.
Each mini-group of students starts with their own milk and finesses it over the course of the class into tangy, versatile feta. While the feta microbes begin doing their work, we'll whip up some ricotta, so quick and dreamy you'll never buy ricotta from the store again. Next up we'll talk about the interesting chemistry behind making the best damned yogurt you've ever had - complete with a tasting. Yes, there is more to it than heating milk and adding culture. Finally, we'll show you how to turn both ricotta and yogurt into paneer, that tasty Indian cheese you can throw into almost any winter dish.
Part 2: A 2.5 Hour Lunch Break
You're on your own for lunch and you can spend the time however you like. We'll send some recommendations before class.
Learn to make three distinct and delicious types of cheese: mozzarella, chèvre (fresh goat cheese) & burrata. During the class, you'll enjoy an extraordinary sampling of local and sustainable 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 cheese curds and protein-rich whey.
Part 4: Get Some Rest!
You're on your own again for the evening and we recommend getting some good rest while you dream about cheese.
Indulge in some of the most decadent cheese and wine the world has to offer while you learn about how to taste and craft your own bloomy-rinded cheese (like brie and camembert) then learn to pair it with a sommelier-curated and terroir driven collection of fabulous wines.
This workshop series 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 series 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).
- Ideas for a couple of fail-proof, economical wines to pair with cheese – never again at a loss before a dinner party!!
- Edible homework from the brie portion to age over the following weeks to come.
This is the multi-day cheese workshop you won’t want to miss!
"I can't say enough great things about my FARMcurious class and its founder, Nicole. I'm a cheesemonger through and through and I loved every bit of Nicole's class. She diligently explains the science behind the process so that you aren't just following directions but understanding what makes cheese cheese. All the while she feeds you her own freshly made chevre and some wine. We made friends, learned a new culinary skill, and had a blast. It was delightful!" - Allison S.
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Location: All workshops are held at 825 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA.
Please see our cancellation policy here.
Sold out?? Try our waiting list! There may be available dates that aren't listed because they're sold out. If you book a ticket labeled "Waiting List" you will be added to the waiting list for the sold-out date. If we have last minute cancellations we will contact you to let you know. If you don't make it into the class for which you signed up on the waiting list you can choose a full refund or a transfer to another date. Call or email for more information on our waiting list (email@example.com or 510.877.9955)
Interested in a private party? We offer private events for birthdays, bachelorettes, etc. We also offer team-building workshops for businesses and special interest groups (like parent's clubs, scout troops, etc). Contact Nicole directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A mozzarella making kit to give now and the promise of our most popular cheesemaking class in the spring! The gift that keeps on giving!
Brie seems like the type of cheese that would be made by magical little elves in France. But it's actually one of the easiest cheeses to make at home with little to no special equipment required!From $ 150.00