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Join us for both days this weekend for a cheese, chocolate & wine excursion perfect for a Valentine’s weekend getaway!
Chevre, Mascarpone & Feta Cheesemaking: Together we’ll make (and taste!) these three easy yet delicious and versatile cheeses. You’ll learn the basic science and art of cheesemaking, how to source the best milks, and what equipment and ingredients are needed to make each of these cheeses. You’ll also receive easy-to-follow recipes and will make several customized cheeses to take home with you.
Stonebridge Farm Winemaking Presentation: For the second part of this exciting class, we’ll be joined by John Martin of Longmont’s own Stonebridge Farm – the only Front Range winery that grows their own grapes and makes their own wine right on the farm. John will share his journey toward creating several cold-hardy wine grapes and we’ll get to sample his red and white varietals. You’ll even get to take home a bottle of your choice!
Cheese & Chocolate? Oh Yes!: We’ll end the day sipping our wines and enjoying some delicious Chocolate Chevre Truffles and Chocolate-Orange Feta Brownies. The perfect end to a mid-February afternoon!
Day Two: Intermediate Cheeses
Brie, Camembert & Valencay: These three famous and sophisticated bloomy-rind cheeses are not as hard to make as you might think! The “make” itself is pretty straightforward and we’ll do this together in class. The “affinage” (or aging) takes a little more finesse but with our tips and techniques, you’ll master it in no time. You’ll get to taste several great examples of these cheeses and take home your own mini wheel to age on your own.
Cheesy Appetizers & Desserts: Once we’ve worked to create these fantastic fromages, we’ll show you how to create some amazing appetizers and desserts including Kahlua Pecan Camembert and Chocolate-Covered Brie Bites. We’ll enjoy these together with a glass of wine for an enjoyable light lunch.
Creamery Tour & Cheese Gift: At the end of the day, we’ll take you on behind-the-scenes tour of the Haystack Mountain Creamery and send you home with one of their award-winning Haystack Peaks- a delicious ash-coated Valencay-style cheese that just won a Bronze Medal at the World Cheese Competition!