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Natural Cheesemaking Workshop with David Asher

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Wandiful Produce

795 Morses Creek Road

Wandiligong, VIC 3744

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Join us for two days of cheese making, delicious food and the opportunity to learn from master cheesemaker and educator, David Asher.

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Set in the beautiful Wandiligong Valley in the Alpine Region of Victoria, David will teach us how to be a part of a sustainable food system, making natural cheeses well suited to the home kitchen or artisanal production. Wandiful Produce and The Peaks Cheese will keep you well fed and watered daily with offerings from the farm to your plates.

This comprehensive course begins with a session on dairy fermentation, covering Kefir, Creme Fraiche, Cultured Butter and Clabber. In the afternoon we look at rennet cheeses, preparing the basic curd that can become many different styles of cheese, including Camembert, Blue Cheeses, Washed Rind Cheeses and Mozzarella.

On the second morning we make soft lactic cheeses such as Cream Cheese & Chèvre, then we take the same curd and age it into Crottin, Valencay and Saint Marcellin. On the second afternoon we make a hard Alpine Cheese. And with its leftover whey we prepare a batch of fresh, warm Ricotta.

Two days of learning allows students to see many cheeses through the beginning stages of their evolution, and provides insight into how all styles of cheeses can evolve from the very same milk, with the same culture and the same rennet. The workshop will be demonstration style: we all make cheese together round the pot.

ABOUT DAVID ASHER

David Asher is an organic farmer, farmstead cheese maker and cheese educator based on the gulf islands of British Columbia, Canada. A guerrilla cheesemaker, David does not make cheese according to standard industrial philosophies - he explores traditionally cultured and more organic methods of cheesemaking.

David offers cheese outreach to communities near and far with the Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking. Through workshops in partnership with food-sovereignty-minded organizations, he shares his distinct cheesemaking style. His workshops teach a cheesemaking method that is natural, DIY, and well suited to the home kitchen or artisanal production. He is the author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking.

http://www.theblacksheepschool.com/

David is only offering three courses during his time in Australia so we recommend booking in early as places are limited.

Cancellations will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the event, following which the full cost of the ticket price will be non-refundable.

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