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2-day Natural Cheesemaking Workshop with David Asher

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Waihi (at Jean Mansfield's Farm)

145 Pukewera road

RD1

Waihi, 3682

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Learn how to make cheese naturally, with milk's indigenous microbes, and without added starter cultures, packaged fungal spores and synthetic rennets.

This comprehensive course begins with a session on dairy fermentation, covering Kefir, Creme Fraiche, and Cultured Butter. In the afternoon we learn about rennet cheeses, preparing the basic curd that can become many different styles of cheese, including Camembert, Blue Cheese, Washed Rind Cheese, and Mozzarella.

On the second morning we make lactic cheeses such as Cream Cheese and Chevre, and then we take the same curd and age it into Crottin, Valencay and Saint Marcellin. On the second afternoon we make an Alpine Cheese. And with its leftover whey we prepare a batch of fresh, warm Ricotta.

Two days of learning allow students to see many cheeses through the beginning stages of their evolution, and provides insight into how all styles of cheeses evolve from the very same milk, with the same culture and the same rennet. The workshop will be demonstration style: we will all make cheese together round the table.

Extras:
A catered lunch will be provided at 1pm each day.
Coffee, tea and snacks will be on hand from 9:30 am each morning. Class commences at 10am.
Students will get to take home their own kefir culture and some rennet to help them get started (please bring two small containers to take these home).
David Asher's book, 'The Art of Natural Cheesemaking', will be available for sale at $50NZD, cash only.

Location:
The workshop will take place at Jean Mansfield's farm, approximately 2 hours south of Auckland. For information on accomodation in the area, please email David at davidasher@riseup.net

Additional workshops in NZ:
More workshops with David Asher will take place around New Zealand in January/February. For information on workshops in Christchurch, Blenheim and New Plymouth and Wairarapa, please visit:
http://www.theblacksheepschool.com/upcoming-classes/

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Waihi (at Jean Mansfield's Farm)

145 Pukewera road

RD1

Waihi, 3682

New Zealand

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