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Online: Make your own Feta Cheese!

Instructor

Gary Colles

Details

Date & Time: January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Class Fee: $27.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Location

Online

Come join master cheesemaker Gary Colles for this class making your own feta cheese!

Feta (Greek: φέτα, féta) is a brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat milk. It is a crumbly aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture in comparison to other cheeses. 

If you don’t have a goat or sheep in your backyard you can still make Feta with a few changes….and we think you should make it!

In the class you will be using store-bought whole cow’s milk and Lapse for a “goaty” flavor. Everything else you need to make cheese is already in your kitchen.

Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:

Materials needed (see list of suppliers)

  • 1 gallon of whole milk (any milk except ultra pasteurized)
  • Lipase powdipaer
  • Mesophilic starter
  • Liquid or tablet Rennet
  • Pickling salt
  • Distilled water

Equipment needed:

  • One gallon pot stainless
  • Large slotted spoon
  • Large knife (bread knife)
  • Hot plate or stove top
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cheesecloth or muslin plus string or shoe string
  • Colander
  • Thermometer
  • Plastic bag or container

List of Suppliers, for purchase of Lipase, Rennet and Mesophilic starter:

  • New England Cheese – cheesemaking.com
  • The Cheese Maker – cheesemaker.com
  • Curd Nerd – curdnerd.com

Online Class General Information:

  • Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone).  This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class.  Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
  • You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class.  Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.  
  • If the class lists ‘Materials Needed’, you will want to purchase those materials and have them available as well
  • Each class will be held using Zoom technology.  You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on,  prior to the class.  You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.

General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

Read all of our school policies.

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