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Artisanal Cheesemaking Classes
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​Enjoy three fun-filled days immersed in the fascinating world of cheese with our Artisanal class! You will learn the principles of great cheesemaking as we make at least seven different cheeses and focus on topics such as milk sources and how to assess milk quality, hygiene and sanitation, microbial cultures and rennet, proper equipment, the magic of cheese aging, cheese and wine pairing, salting and brining, cheese marketing, and much more. Included in all classes is lunch each day, an extensive cheese tasting, our complete artisan cheesemaking manual with recipes, and an extensive resource section which will guide you to all the necessary tools and information to make wonderful cheese! In order at ensure plenty of hands-on experience, each class is limited to 10 students. Price - $595
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November 11-13, 2016 - SOLD OUT!
May 12-14, 2017
Artisanal classes in Lipan, Texas
Join us at Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese where Dave Eagle has created a unique, award-winning, family cheese operation that serves as a wonderful venue for this class. By focusing on the principles of artisanal cheesemaking, we will make Quark, Ricotta (whey & whole milk), Feta, soft-ripened cheese, Gouda, and a cheese of student's choice (often Mozzarella).  High quality local milk will allow the class to explore the secrets of making great cheese, as well as gain insights (and inspiration!) into the success of this new star of the cheese scene!
January 2017
Artisanal and Cheeses of the World Class at Ian Anderson's Caves Branch 
Jungle Lodge in Belize
Learn the secrets of making incredible cheese in the heart of the jungle in Belize!  
Join us for our ever-popular hands-on cheesemaking class in which you learn the intricacies of cheesemaking by focusing on some of the world's most famous and delicious cheeses while enjoying your accommodations at one of the top 10 resorts in the world as recommended by travel writer Robin Esrock.

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July 21-23, 2017
August 4-6
October 13-15
Artisanal classes at 
Three Shepherds in Warren, Vermont
Come spend three days in our unique cheese facility in beautiful Vermont!  Learn the art of turning four ingredients into a stunning variety of cheeses.  Students will make seven different cheeses and have the opportunity to visit one of the top five farmer's markets in New England with over 65 vendors (including 3 cheesemakers).

At the end of the class you will be able make (and understand) any cheese recipe!
Artisanal class at the stunning Mercersburg Inn in Pennsylvania
September 29 - October 1, 2017
Join us for a weekend of cheesemaking at this stunning and historic inn!  Learn to master the art of cheesemaking while getting spoiled in this romantic setting.  Close to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore, this class fills quickly, so register soon!

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