Here is a picture of Alessandra’s feta cheese from last Home Grown New Mexico’s Sunday’s cheese class. Diane Pratt and Alessandra Haines did a wonderful job prepping and presenting how to make these 2 great cheeses. Diane did the chèvre cheese and showed people how to make different flavors while Alessandra showed how to make feta cheese which takes longer. Everyone got to taste both cheeses (and different flavors of chèvre) on Diane’s freshly baked home-made bread and take home some chèvre curds to finish off at home. Hats off to both instructors for a great class! Many thanks!
Here is the first cheesemaking class of this 2015!! We had so many wait-listed to get into this class last year that we decided to offer it again and show you how to make Feta cheese as well. So you get 2 classes in one. Everyone takes home a little bit, so sign up now before the class is full!
Sun. April 19
Cheesemaking-Greek Feta and French Chèvre!
Learn to make Feta and Chevre cheese using goat’s milk
Time: 12 pm-2 pm
Instructors: Diane Pratt & Alessandra Haines
Location: 3229 Rodeo Road (Rodeo Grounds/Large Annex building Master Gardener classroom)
Cost: $5 donation
Space is limited to 25 people- register now!!
SORRY CLASS IS FULL. CHECK OUT OUR MOZARELLA CHEESEMAKING CLASS ON AUGUST 16. It’s in the top menu bar under ‘2015 HOMEGROWN CLASSES/EVENTS’ snd scroll down to August to find it and sign up early!
Learn how to make feta cheese so you can do it at home! Diane and Allesandra will show you how to do this delicious and easy to make cheese.
Feta is first recorded in the Byzantine Empire and was associated specifically with Crete. Traditionally, feta has been made by peasants in all of Greece from sheep’s milk, although goat’s milk has been used in more recent times. Feta is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads and pastries.
Learn how to make Chèvre goat cheese as well. Many people were wait listed for this class last year so we are offering it again. In France and Italy goat cheese goes back hundreds of years and it is no less popular today. In the New World, Laura Chenel introduced her version of fresh goat cheeses to Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Chèvre, the French term for goat, has come to mean mild, fresh goat cheese in the United States.
Come learn how to make these 2 great goat cheeses in one class!
Diane and Allesandra have been milking goats and making their own goat cheese for over 20 years. They belong to 2 different goat tending Co-ops and milk their goats once a week. They use fresh goats milk to produce delicious chèvre, ricotta, feta and other artisan cheeses for their family and friends.
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