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Cheesemaking Class With Megan McKenna: Goat Cheese

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Della Terra

113 Avenue C

Snohomish, WA 98290

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Join professional cheesemaker, Meghan McKenna, as she guides you through the wonderful world of goat cheesemaking at Della Terra (formerly the Hungry Pelican) in Historic Downtown Snohomish..

We will use local, farm-fresh goat's milk to create gorgeous artisan cheeses. Goat's milk cheese is a fantastic alternative for those who may not tolerate cow's milk cheese. We will start by making a French classic - fresh chevre. We will then play with shapes, flavorings and traditional coatings like vegetable ash to create individual goat cheese masterpieces. This class will also explore the next steps to creating delicious bloomy-rind goat cheese like crottin. Finally, we will make a couple creative recipes with goat cheese. You will take home your own cheese, recipes and the confidence make this cheese again and again!

Laugh and learn your way through the production of homemade goat cheese. Just in time for the holidays, we'll whip up a few goat-cheese based appetizers and pass along the recipes, that are guaranteed to wow your friends and family.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Meghan McKenna is a professional cheesemaker at Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall, WA. Having grown up on Kraftsingles in the Midwest, she was bit by the real cheese bug while studying abroad in Italy and never looked back. She was a cheesemonger in Seattle for Metropolitan Market and managed their Sand Point cheese counter. While there, she developed the very popular "Hand-Stretched Mozzarella" program. She also began to make and age her own cheese at home and intern at local farms.

Meghan and her husband took a six month working honeymoon in Europe, interning on dairy farms in Ireland, France and Italy making goat, cow and sheep milk cheese. After returning to the States, she helped to start an artisan dairy in Eatonville: Mountain Lodge Farm. There she developed award-winning cheeses from the farmstead goat milk. Meghan has created fresh pasteurized cheeses, bloomy rinds, washed-rind and raw-aged, natural-rinded cheeses in addition to other fermented dairy products.

Meghan has completed cheesemaking and food safety courses at OSU, WSU and through the American Cheese Society and Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance. She is a member of the Washington State Cheesemaker Association and American Cheese Society.

ABOUT DELLA TERRA:

Food, From The Earth

Meaning “from the earth”, Della Terra ventures include catering, cooking classes, and events, all staying true to the philosophy of using the best ingredients available from the local harvest. This allows us to be creative with the vast bounty we have available in the Northwest, resulting in better tasting and better-for-you food that benefits the environment and the local economy. We source the majority of our ingredients from within the community from local farms and producers, many of which are located just down the road in Snohomish.

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Our mission is to create a sense of community, and to empower folks to cook real food using local and seasonal ingredients. Featuring recipes that are easy to replicate at home, the classes are hands-on, fun, and engaging. The cooking classes are led by a deep and diverse line-up of chef-instructors, who all have incredible education and experience to bring to the table.


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