No!!! making cheese is not rocket science!! You can do it too… yes there is a lot of science to it but it’s not too complex. At least that was our experience of attending a cheese making course at the High Weald Dairy – a local dairy in Sussex.
I know we have waited long for this post, on popular request… here is an account of the cheese making workshop
We did this as a nice team building exercise with colleagues at work.. as I work with the food manufacturing industry, these are the sorts of fun things we do! This especially was a nice idea as we are all keen on cheese 🙂
The course started in the morning – 10ish or so, we were all greeted with cups of tea/ coffee – always a great start in my book 🙂 followed by a nice lunch cooked for us on site which was all included as part of the workshop! I loved food… we were served a veggie lasagna with garlic bread… yum! very tasty indeed 😉
Adding to this, we had some lovely cheese twists baked on site as well! I absolutely loved these!! Ohh.. and not to mention the splendid freshly made – Halloumi:) My mouth is watering even now, just thinking about it as I type this!
It is an all-day workshop, where you will learn to make a few types of cheese – soft cheese, Halloumi & a semi-hard (aged) goats cheese (your allowed to take this home to age) – all the cheese we made was from goats milk that day and I was surprised that it did not smell goaty at all!
For all the vegetarians present – please note that they use ‘vegetarian rennet’ so that’s rennet sourced from plant-based products. This is what we all used on that day during the cheese making process
Last but definitely not the least you get to take home all the cheese you make!! Could not have been a better ending to the day I think 🙂
All in all the session was informative, useful and fun. We all enjoyed the experience of making & eating the cheese!!
They also give you a booklet to take back so that you can revisit your learning someday 🙂 I liked the idea of the competition at the end of the session of adding flavors to your own pots of soft cheese…May the best flavored soft cheese win!! I thought this was a nice touch.
If you would like to visit them sometime, please check out trip advisor for reviews & details: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g2276084-d3419487-Reviews-High_Weald_Dairy-Horsted_Keynes_Haywards_Heath_West_Sussex_England.html
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