Make Your Own Feta Cheese (Online) January 7, 2023

Jan 07, 2023 2:00PM—4:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047 (online)

Cost $27.00

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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’s 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.

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

Cost Details:

Materials needed (see list of suppliers):

  • 1 gallon of milk

  • Lipase powder

  • 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 shoestring

  • Colander

  • Thermometer

  • Plastic bag or container

Suppliers to order from:

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.

NOTE:  Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is 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!