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Intro to Cheesemaking: Create Artisan Cheeses at Home

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Come learn the basics of cheese and kefir making at our small farm at the edge of the Trossachs.

ABOUT THE DAY:

In this course we will cover the basics of culturing milk and creating a range of dairy products in your own home.

We will cover:

  •  Sourcing milk
  •  Raw vs pasteurised milk
  •  Using cultures and rennets
  •  Fresh cheese making
  •  Basic ageing techniques
  •  Kefir and Kefir products

You will learn how to make fresh ricotta, halloumi, goat's chevre and kefir.

This is an excellent course for smallholders looking to make more use out of their raw milk from their house goats or cows or those wanting to ferment more of their food in their own homes.

You will get to take home a selection of fresh and aged cheese 

MATERIALS:

Please bring an apron. All other materials are provided. 

ACCOMMODATION:

Travelling from far?  Gartur Farm is located on the historic Cardross Estate with a range of self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation.  Contact Nicola on 01877 385223 or enquiries@cardrossestate.com for more information. Lochend Chalets and The Lake of Menteith Hotel are also nearby. 

We also offer a BnB in the house itself, please contact Kat at hello@garturstitchfarm.com

LOCATION:

Located just off the A811 near Arnprior, we are just 14 miles from Stirling and Milngavie.

Public Transport: Collection can be arranged from Stirling Rail Station. 

Earlier Event: August 25
Intro to Sourdough Bread