Cheesemaking Classes

Cheesemaking Classes

All classes are hands-on, so come prepared to work as you learn!  Class sizes are limited to 5 and are held at our dairy goat farm just outside Grinnell, IA.

I teach classes in a couple different formats.

  • I have held longer sessions (3 to 4 hours) where we delve into a few varieties of cheeses, linked by a common theme such as Beginning/Soft Cheeses, Italian Cheeses, or Farmstead Cheeses.
  • A new format that I really like and want to explore further is a shorter class (90 min to 2 hours) in which we focus on making one type of cheese.   I find that an in-depth look into learning one method really well makes for a cohesive and rewarding learning experience.

Class prices range from $30 to $75.  Classes will be starting up again in April 2017.  I am keeping an e-mail list for those who would like to be contacted when the schedule is set – you can add your name to this with the sign-up form at the bottom of the page.  Hope to get to meet you at a class!


Thanks for the workshop – it was fun and I learned so much about the chemistry of milk and cheesemaking.  It’s definitely a delicate operation that needs practice.  I can’t wait to try some of the ideas you gave us.
–Shuchi Kapila

I know so very little about cheesemaking and really enjoyed learning everything, down to the very basic things I hadn’t thought about.
–Joyce Bergan

Thank you so much again for offering the class today!  I had a great time and learned so much.  I definitely plan to try one of the cheeses out once I am settled and have my own kitchen next year!
–Emily Hilton



3 Replies to “Cheesemaking Classes”

    1. Hello Jolyn – sorry for the late reply! Looks like I may need to get a virtual class together with the current situation but I think I could do that!

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