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Fresh Cheeses & Artisan Cheesemaking at Bella Luna Farms

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Bella Luna Farms

18432 Snohomish Avenue

Snohomish, WA 98296

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We welcome our neighbors, friends and soon-to-be new friends to Classes on the Farm! In this workshop, we explore cheesemaking!

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We welcome you to join us at Bella Luna Farms as professional cheesemaker Meghan McKenna guides us through the wonderful world of lactic cheesemaking. We will use local, farm-fresh goat or cow milk to create gorgeous artisan cheeses. We will start by making a French classic - Fresh Chevre with goat milk or Fromage Blanc with cow. We will then play with shapes, flavorings and traditional coatings like vegetable ash to create individual cheese masterpieces. This class will also explore the next steps to creating delicious bloomy-rind cheeses like crottin and chaource. You will take home your own cheese, recipes and the confidence to make this cheese again and again!

We will share the fruits of our labor together over charcuterie and sparkling wine, and each student will depart with a product of their own creation.

Meghan McKenna is a professional cheese and buttermaker at Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall, WA. She is also building her own farmstead sheep creamery, Woolley Cheese Co., in the Skagit Valley.

Having grown up on Kraft singles 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 board member of the Washington State Cheesemakers Association and member of the American Cheese Society.

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