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Learn to make Lemon Cheese Live Online

$25

with Gary Colles

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 9 am

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuition: $25

Come learn how to make cheese from a master. This lemon cheese is a perfect way to begin. It's easy to make with common items you have around your house. The lemon flavor is strong only if you make it so. Spread it on toast or crackers or fill up little tarts for a festive treat.

Gary enjoys meeting new students and teaching cheese making. He says, "Once people learn the basics, they can make any cheese. I like encouraging my students to invent new cheeses." So, come be inventive! 

You will receive the ingredients list and the Zoom invitation when you register.

About the Instructor: Gary Colles has been making artisan cheese for nineteen years. Beginning with teaching in Michigan where he and his wife live, he has added North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota. He has worked and trained with Glengarry Cheese Company in Canada, New England Cheese Making Company, and Farmstead Cheese Making. He is always reading more on cheese making, and his reference library now has fifty books on cheese.  

You will need a computer or device and a reliable internet connection to access the online class. Please purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending to respect the instructor’s plans for class size and to support both the instructors and the Folk School.

Make Feta Cheese - Live Online

$25

with Gary Colles

Calendar Feb 12, 2021 at 10 am

Friday, February 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25

Come learn how to make feta cheese with master cheesemaker Gary Colles. Feta (Greek: φέτα, féta) is a brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep 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 neither you nor a neighbor are raising goats, you might be able to find goat milk at your local food co-op, but if not, you can modify the recipe using cow's milk and lipase for a "goaty" flavor. Everything else you need to make cheese is already in your kitchen.

You will receive the recipe and the supplies list when you register. The Zoom link will be sent out to you a couple days before your class.

Gary enjoys meeting new students and teaching cheese making. He says, "Once people learn the basics, they can make any cheese. I like encouraging my students to invent new cheeses." So, come be inventive! 

About the Instructor: Gary Colles has been making artisan cheese for nineteen years. Beginning with teaching in Michigan where he and his wife live, he has added North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota. He has worked and trained with Glengarry Cheese Company in Canada, New England Cheese Making Company, and Farmstead Cheese Making. He is always reading more on cheese making, and his reference library now has fifty books on cheese.  

You will need a reliable internet connection to access the online class with a computer, laptop, or tablet, or you can call in on a phone. Please register for each person attending in your household to support both the instructors and the Ely Folk School. Thank you!





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