First taught to make cheese almost 20 years ago (and having also undertaken training in commercial cheese manufacture) qualified teacher Louise Talbot combines her passion for cheese and teaching others new skills, at her Cutting the Curd Cheese Making Classes – We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring Louise to Manchester for this entertaining and informative day!
Having grown up on her parents’ family farm in NZ, Louise has a natural affinity with the land with a heart very much in the country. Some of her happiest childhood memories include carrying enormous trays of home baking across the farmyard for shearers tea breaks; eating charred baked potatoes dripping in butter after a controlled fire had roared through stubble fields and the sounds and smell of Grandad Alexanders’ milking parlour and docile jersey cows.
This day class is a good mix of demonstration and hands-on and we’ll make halloumi & mozzarella then watch a demonstration of mascarpone and butter being made – both to be sampled with a tasty lunch. The session focuses on how you can repeat the process at home using raw farm or Supermarket milk, vegetarian rennet and basic kitchen equipment.
Hands on cheese making, you will make mozzarella and most importantly, how to put the squeak into Halloumi!
Louise will also demo the art of mascarpone and butter making – which we will enjoy for lunch
Tea or Coffee on arrival and a glass of wine with lunch. Plenty of cheese to take home and a head full of good intentions to make your own cheese!