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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
Gift certificates available!
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Artisanal cheesemaking classes at 
Three Shepherds in Warren, Vermont 
July 26-28, 2024
August 9-11, 2024
October 4-6, 2024
Come spend three days in our unique cheese facility in beautiful Vermont!  Learn the art of turning milk & salt into a stunning variety of cheeses.  Students will make seven different cheeses, learn the recipe differences if you are using cow, goat, sheep or water buffalo (lucky you!) milk, and the importance of raw milk.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the top five farmer's markets in New England with over 65 vendors, and enjoy a wonderful Saturday evening dinner featuring delicious local & organic food & beverages.

At the end of the class you will be able make (and understand) any cheese recipe!

(Students wanting to continue their knowledge even further, while keeping their travel costs down, will take the Cheesemaking Boot Camp which is 6 days of cheesemaking [Artisanal & Advanced classes back to back]  with a $50 discount.)
Artisanal cheesemaking class at the stunning Mercersburg Inn in Pennsylvania
November 1-3, 2024
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 sells out quickly, so register soon!

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Artisanal Farmstead cheesemaking class in beautiful 
Amish Country in Ohio
September 11-13, 2024 
Learn some new cheeses in the perfect commercial farmstead setting.  And this class will have the opportunity to work with sheep's milk!

This cooperative of family farms is producing some of the best A2A2 milk in the country, and their shiny new cheesemaking facility is set up to advance their high quality cheesemaking to the next level.  

Paint Valley is now making delicious Guernsey Cow, goat, and sheep milk varieties of cheese, and every time we come, we are impressed by the quality and diversity of their products.

In this comprehensive 3-day class, we will make a diverse array of cheeses, including several versatile soft cheeses, an authentic Swiss-style Gruyère, a delicious sheep milk Manchego, and an incredibly unique semi-hard sheep milk cheese using thistle rennet.  

This class is perfect for both beginning and more advanced cheesemakers. Come make cheese with us and don't miss out on a chance to make cheese with some amazing milk in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.

An extra special bonus of this class will be the wonderful meal cooked and served at our beautiful Amish host's home!