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The Art of Butter Making 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 butter with an expert!

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We welcome you to join us at Bella Luna Farms as professional cheese and buttermaker Meghan McKenna teaches us how to make glorious cultured butter at home.

We will use local Cherry Valley Dairy's famous Jersey Cream to create French-style butter as well as Fleur de Sel butter, and a variety of compound butters for you to take home. You will leave the class armed with the skills you need to recreate butter at home, to the delight of your family and friends.

We will also make a classic ranch buttermilk dressing from scratch with our fresh buttermilk.

We will share the fruits of our labor together over a light meal, and each student will leave 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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