PA Cheese Guild: Advanced Cheesemaking Class

August 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hidden Hills Dairy 1980 Ritchey Road Everett, PA 15537

August 16-18, 2016

The PA Cheese Guild will sponsor an advanced cheesemaking class at Hidden Hills Dairy in Everett, PA.  Jim Wallace, consultant and technical expert at New England Cheesemaking Supply Co. will be the instructor.  Jim has traveled extensively and trained with traditional artisan and farmstead master cheesemakers in Europe and spent many years studying at the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese.  Along with the technical aspects of cheesemaking, Jim will share the stories and traditions behind the cheeses.

The three day class will include a variety of cheeses (bloomy rind, washed rind, alpine and pasta filata) and techniques for cheesemaking and affinage.   Cheeses will be made from goat, sheep and cows milks.  The class will include a session devoted to troubleshooting and evaluating cheeses brought by the participants.  Class size is limited to 10 participants.

Cost is $950* for members and $1050* for non-members.

*Class fees include 2 nights lodging and all meals.

*PA Cheesemakers will be subsidized by funding from Ag-Connect and will pay half price.