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Making Soft Cheeses

May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Upinngill Farm
411 Main Rd.
Gill, MA
Cost:

NOFA Members: $85 / Non-members: $105*

 

 

 *Scholarships available. Click here to apply.

This all-day, hands-on workshop is ideal for the beginning cheese maker. Using fresh grass-fed pastured raw milk from Upinngil farm, Cliff Hatch, veteran farmer and cheese artisan, will guide you through the process of making a number of simple cheeses such as Camembert, Chevre, Brie, and Blue cheese. Participants will learn to select the right quality milk, discern what kinds of milk are appropriate for soft cheeses and choose what kind of bacteria to use as a starter.  Along the way, we’ll talk about the process and history of cheese making and how different cheeses are made. Participants will be given samples of cheese to take home and practice aging. Cliff invites those wanting to learn more about working with the milk of their own animals to bring two gallons of milk to make into cheese. With your palette sharpened and techniques honed, you’ll be ready to make your own artisanal cheese.
 

Instructors:
 
Clifford Hatch comes from a tradition of New England family farming that reaches back to the early seventeenth century. Cliff grew up on his family's farm in Granby, MA. After college, he obtained culinary training and embarked on a career as Chef de Cuisine, first at the Deerfield Inn and later at the Rhode Island Country Club. He has been farming in Gill since 1988.

*In order to keep this event affordable for our participants, lunch for this event is potluck-style. Participants are expected to bring a food item to contribute, with serving utensils and a list of ingredients to accommodate those with food sensitivities. Please bring your own reusable utensils to help reduce waste.

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For questions contact Doug Cook, Education Events Coordinator, at doug@nofamass.org or (603) 969-8195.

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