Online Classes and DVD
After years of offering cheesemaking classes locally in Longmont, Colorado, we’re excited to announce the release of our first several online cheesemaking classes!
These classes are available on-demand online as well as in DVD format. With these courses, you will be able to take cheesemaking with you right into your home through “Cheesemaking Made Easy” brought to you by The Art of Cheese and Countryside Network. Click on the video below for a short preview of the classes.
Cheesemaking 101: Intro to the Art & Science of Cheesemaking: 20 minutes – FREE!
I’ll share the basic science behind cheesemaking as I cover key ingredients, basic equipment, how to choose and source the best milks, and more. I’ll even walk you through the steps to make your own homemade artisan ricotta and you’ll discover that there’s as much art involved in making artisan cheeses as there is science! This free intro course is great for all beginners to kick off your home cheesemaking journey.
Quick & Easy Cheese: Chevre, Cottage Cheese and Feta: 50 minutes – $19.99
This beginner level class focuses on three easy cheeses that require minimal equipment and easy-to-find ingredients. From the classic goat cheese (chevre), to cottage cheese, and a dry-salted feta, these three cheeses use the exact same basic ingredients but utilize different techniques. You’ll also get tips and recipes for variations on each of these cheeses including flavored chevres and a delicious herbed feta marinated in olive oil. These three cheeses are quick, easy, nutritious and delicious!
Intro to Pressed & Aged Cheeses: Queso Fresco & Guido’s Italian Cheese: 50 minutes – $19.99
This intermediate level class focuses on two pressed cheeses: Queso Fresco, a Latin American quick farm cheese, and Guido’s Cheese, a nice Italian hard cheese. The first is a pressed cheese that is eaten the same day you make it, while the second is pressed and then aged. These are both great cheeses to start with when you’re ready to move beyond soft cheeses. You’ll also learn how to wax a wheel of cheese and how to make your own cheese press for next to nothing! And we’ll give you some ideas for creating an easy space for aging your cheeses.
BOTH CLASSES: Quick & Easy Cheeses PLUS Intro Pressed & Aged Cheeses – 100 minutes – $29.99
Buy both classes together and save!
The DVD version includes all three of the above courses for $29.99 plus $4.00 shipping & handling (to US addresses only; contact us for international shipping). In addition to the video instruction, the DVD also includes printed recipes, out-takes, and links to downloadable forms and info.
Recipes are included on the sleeve of the DVD. Additional downloadable forms and recipes are provided via a website link given at the end of the DVD courses. (click the video link above to watch a trailer)
Online Course Reviews:
Here’s what people are saying…
“I’m loving the courses. I have been making cheese for 3 or 4 years now and love it. I follow recipes and know that doing different things produces different outcomes. Your courses are showing me what each element does and why changing them brings different outcomes – that is so helpful. You have a lovely teaching manner and so I am happy to follow what you are doing.”
“The videos are AWESOME and I learned so much!”
“Just followed your online cheesemaking class and loved it. Every step was very clear.”
“Your teaching style is fun and informative and not too much geek out.”
“I really enjoyed your video classes.”
“The 101 class was well done, easy to follow, and very interesting.”