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Cheesemaking Class with Meghan McKenna: Halloumi

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Della Terra

113 Avenue C

Snohomish, WA 98290

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Join us for a night of making, grilling and devouring Halloumi, "the grilling cheese of Cyprus" at Della Terra (formerly the Hungry Pelican) in Historic Downtown Snohomish.

Halloumi is a firm and tangy cheese that when grilled or pan fried, will not melt, but crisp up for an amazing appetizer or meatless main. In this 3 hour class, cheesemaker Meghan McKenna will guide you through the cheesemaking process so that you can create this delicious cheese at home. We will also turn our whey into delicious fresh whey ricotta. This cheese is as fun to make as it is to eat!

Laugh and learn your way through the production of homemade halloumi cheese. The class will feature delicious small plates, featuring homemade cheeses and paired with locally sourced beverages.

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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