Discover the fundamentals of home cheese making in this fun and engaging class with award-winning artisanal cheesemaker Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy.
Participants will learn about the varieties of local milks, as well has how to easily make fresh cheeses like ricotta, paneer, and goat chèvre at home. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion about the theory and practice of cheese making, such as fundamentals of the cheddaring process, inoculation and aging, as well as recipes, cheese making supplies and resources.
There will samples of delicious Monforte cheeses to try and compare, and participants will get to take home any cheeses made in class. It’s a unique opportunity to dig into the art and science of cheese making with a true master of the craft.
Ruth Klahsen is living proof of how an individual can have a transformative effect on local food systems. After 25 years as a professional chef, she embarked on an adventure that would see her become one of Canada’s most celebrated cheese makers. Through innovative use of Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) fundraising, Ruth established Monforte Dairy as an innovative and award-winningly delicious model of microproduction, sustainable farming and just food.
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