On this one-day cheese making course you will make:
- Labneh (a creamy, tangy Middle Eastern cheese made from strained yogurt)
- Feta cheese
You will go home with your own camembert, ready for it to develop the lovely furry rind at home. Your feta will be immersed in a salty brine, and also your Edam will be ready to mature at home.
We will cover using ‘raw milk’ from a farm and supermarket milk along with vegetarian rennet.
This day-long course is designed to give you all the techniques you need to make your own cheeses at home, and a clear understanding of the science of the cheese making process.
We will provide an information pack covering the recipes and theory of the cheesemaking process. The day will be a mixture of demonstrations and hands-on work so that you go home confident to recreate the skills learnt at home.
During the day you will enjoy a selection of cheeses for lunch alongside a glass of wine, freshly made sourdough bread and accompaniments.
Your chef tutor
Louise Talbot is originally from New Zealand, where they are proud that there are more cows than people. Dairy farming is a large part of the rural economy and family life. Now living in Dorset, Louise teaches cheese making throughout the UK, and we are thrilled to host her at Seasoned for two cheese making courses.
Your milk for the day
Seasoned Cookery School’s founder, Clare, lives on a farm, where Rupert her husband is a dairy farmer. Their production methods mimic the New Zealand style. Their cows are reared outdoors and fed a grass-based diet, which makes the milk especially suitable for cheese making. This will be the milk used on the day and we look forward to the results.
About your day
This course is suitable for people who have a basic knowledge of cheese making or have taken part in our ‘part 1’ cheese making day. Whether you are a keen cook who would like to diversify your culinary talents or a farmer’s partner like Clare who would like to turn a commodity into something very special, this might be the day for you.
All the techniques used on the day will be suitable for recreating in your own kitchen at home.
Our cookery courses take place on the Catton Hall Estate in large, airy open plan kitchens. We have plenty of free parking.
You’ll have the support of our “kitchen fairies” who’ll ensure you have everything you need. We’ll provide an apron for the day, and also all the equipment and ingredients you need on the day.
Our day courses run from 10.15am to 4 pm. Join the team for early morning refreshments from 10 am.
Book your Place
Please join our waiting list for dates to be released for this cheese making course. Contact us by phone or e-mail 01283 711681.