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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.


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

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

This is an excellent course for smallholders looking to make more use out of their raw milk from their house goats or cows. However, you absolutely don’t need to have a dairy animal for this course. We will talk through how you can make cheese out of store bought milk.

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


Please bring an apron. All other materials are provided. 


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 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


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: October 15
Meet The Gartur Stitch Goats
Later Event: November 18
Intro to Sourdough Bread