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Time: September 23, 2017 at 10am to September 24, 2017 at 3pm
Location: TBA Closer the date of Event
City/Town: ELLEN GROVE, Brisbane
Phone: 0407691485
Event Type: free, class
Organized By: Dianne Caswell
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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Event Description



After many requests to me for a Cheese Making Class, I have now decided to put one into EVENTS for the year. I had asked Andrew if he would like to hold the class but he has another interest involved as his contribution. I am not a tutor of Cheese Making but a very enthusiastic Fromager who can guide you through the fundamentals. 

In this class we will be making a variety of cheeses that will be either finished or finished only requiring aging at home.

To finish all Cheeses listed you will need a week-end as some need overnight settling or draining. If you can only come for one day you won't make as many Cheeses but will have something to take home. If you are really wanting to do the class but distance from me is a problem for you then may like to think about sharing accommodation in one of the Motels we have handy to us. We do have a very comfortable Double/Queen Pull out Sofa and a comfortable Lounge and 1 single bed available for anyone interested in staying over.

Learn the techniques on how to make - A Starter, Chabichou, Quark, Persian Feta, Camembert and or Brie, Ricotta and Fetta.

There will be no charge for the class. 

Please bring something along for Lunch and Morning & Afternoon Tea on both days.

If there is anyone who is wanting to come along on either day to look around the garden, and see what lovely cheeses we are making, you are welcome, as we will be having Cheese Tasting on both days. We will need numbers for non- Cheesemakers as well as Cheesemakers so as we have enough nibbles for everyone.

Depending on the class size will determine the cost of the ingredients needed eg. Milk and Cream etc. As I only use Pasteurized Milk it is probably easier for me to get all milk that will be needed. $'s will be costed out as soon as we have numbers for the class.

Here is the list of supplies you will need to make your cheeses –

We will be working in pairs for this exercise, if you are coming alone please let me know as you may be able to use my supplies as I will not be making cheese on the days.

2 sites where you can purchase Supplies. and 

These are good kits to buy -  or    for beginners

  • A set of Mini Measuring Spoons
  • 3 x Green Baskets – Small for Fetta
  • 3 x Camembert & Brie Hoop – 100mm x 2
  • 3 x Pyramid – Small
  • 1 x Perforated Spoon or – Plastic or Stainless
  • 1 Small and Medium size Plastic Jug
  • 2 Small Medicine Glasses
  • 1 x Long Utensil to stir the Milk - Curd Stirrer – Stainless Steel
  • 1 x 8 litre polycarbonate cheesemaking vat/lid, Must be Food Grade
  • 1 x 24 litre polycarbonate cheesemaking vat/lid, Must be Food Grade
  • 2 x Plastic Trays for Draining, some people use Bamboo Mats
  • Cheesecloth
  • 1 x Syringe 1mL (come in pack of 4)
  • 1 x Curd Scoop for making Persian Feta & Lactic cheese
  • 2 x Thermometers for Vats
  • 2 x Thermometer brackets
  • Draining Rack – Metal Mesh x 2
  • Shower Cap
  • Apron

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Comment by Darryl Simpson on June 24, 2017 at 19:50

I will attend with 2 others.

Comment by Julie Migliorisi on June 21, 2017 at 17:39

Thanks Dianne for that suggestion.  I'll come on the Saturday.  Yum!!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 21, 2017 at 7:02

If you would like to come for one day, Saturday will be the best as we will do and talk about the fundamentals first. Would be good to have you along for the day.

Comment by Julie Migliorisi on June 20, 2017 at 19:47

This sounds amazing! What a generous person you are Dianne to offer this for two days and free as well!!!! I would love to attend but at this stage think I could only make it for one day.  Maybe that would be enough to start me off on a new passion of cheesemaking!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 20, 2017 at 8:09

Will do Mary-Ann. Will see you on Sunday with your Cherry Cuttings....

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on June 20, 2017 at 7:43

yes definitely looking at coming for the two days and do have air mattress and covers so please reserve me some floor space ! 

Comment by Lissa on June 20, 2017 at 6:03

This is an impressive opportunity! I hope members take advantage - how often will you get the chance for two days of training like this with only the cost of ingredients. 

I am so tempted to put myself down to attend....but probably not feasible for me in my current situation and I would take up space someone else could have. Another one down the track perhaps :)

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 19, 2017 at 13:57

Hi Darryl, Of course you can bring along anyone you would like to. We will need numbers closer the date though, that goes for GV's as well. With most of us our Spouses aren't official members but we let them tag along as well.

Comment by Darryl Simpson on June 19, 2017 at 13:47

Hi Dianne

Is this only open to members, or can I bring my wife and maybe her sister.


Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 19, 2017 at 8:37

Have put some info in the EVENT about beds we have on offer.

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