Cheesemaking Bootcamp Day One: Beginner Cheeses - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Most of our classes are held in our classroom at the new Haystack Mountain Cheese Creamery at 505 Weaver Park Rd., Suite E, Longmont, CO.  These are highlighted in Orange on the calendar.

Some of our classes are held offsite at breweries, restaurants, wineries and farms.  These are highlighted in Green.

We also offer multi-day, themed cheesemaking courses and these are highlighted in Blue.


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Cheesemaking Bootcamp Day One: Beginner Cheeses – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Join us for one or both days of this Cheesemaking Bootcamp and receive your Bronze or Silver Level Certification!  You’ll get hands-on experience learning about the tools and techniques used to make a wide variety of beginning and intermediate level cheeses.  Each day we’ll make several different styles of cheese while sampling them along the way, and you’ll take home numerous cheesy creations of your own.  You’ll leave knowing the terminology and basic techniques needed to branch off and try other recipes as well.  Lunch with wine, coffee and dessert (and lots of cheese!) will be served each day, and we have a few extra activities planned each day as well.

Day One (Feb. 24):  Beginner Cheeses  9:00 – 3:00

  • Food Safety Overview
  • Chevre, Fromage Blanc
  • Quark
  • Feta:  Dry Salted, Marinated and Brined
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cream Cheese

We’ll also have a creamery tour of the Haystack Mountain Cheese Creamery during lunch along with a nice sampling of their award-winning cheeses.

Day Two (Feb. 25):  Intermediate Cheeses 9:00 – 3:00

  • Food Safety Part 2
  • Guido’s Parmesan-Style Cheese
  • Manchego/Hispanico/Iberico
  • Colby, Havarti, Gouda
  • Bloomy Rind Cheeses:  Brie, Camembert and Cana de Cabra
  • Cheese Presses; waxing a wheel of cheese

We’ll end this day with a tour of Briar Gate Farm, a small local dairy goat farm.

Due to low enrollment, this class is on hold.  Please e-mail if you are interested in taking it to find out the status.  Thanks!


February 24
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Art of Cheese at Haystack
505 Weaver Park Rd. Unit E
Longmont,CO80501United States
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