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Milk Crafting 101

Milk Crafting 101

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Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 10am~3:30pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10am~3:30pm (SOLD OUT)


$225 {includes lunch, beverages, ingredients and supplies}

Workshop will take place at Mariposa Creamery, on the grounds of the historic Zane Grey Estate, in Altadena.

Details and directions will be sent to each participant upon registration.

There are a great number of dairy products that can be made easily at home, using little more than store-bought milk and a high-quality cheesecloth. If you have only tasted the industrial versions of these incarnations of milk, you will be in for a delicious surprise. In this workshop you will learn to make yogurt, kefir, crème fraiche, paneer, fresh chevre and traditional whey ricotta. Finally, we will practice the techniques of cooking curd while making a rich crème fraiche cottage cheese. We will also discuss how to integrate these items into your cooking as basic ingredients. Materials, tasting, samples and a rustic farm lunch are included.

{About the Instructors} Steve Rudicel and Gloria Putnam have been raising goats and making cheese in Altadena since 2009. They are both graduates of the Artisan Cheese making course at the Dairy Products Technology Center, California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. Their mold-ripened goat cheese “Mariposa Bijou” won a Gold Medal at in the International Dairy Competition at the Los Angeles County Fair in 2010. Both have enjoyed professional careers as teachers: Gloria as a physics and math teacher at Diamond Bar High School, and Steve as an instructor in Cal Poly Pomona’s Interdisciplinary General Education program. Steve owns and operates The Press Restaurant in Claremont, CA and is a graduate of the LA County Master Food Preserver program.

Refund Policy: Cancellations made up to one week prior to event are eligible for a full refund less PayPal transaction fees incurred by the Institute from both purchase and refund, or event fees paid may also be applied as credit to a future class. Due to class demand, cancellations made seven to three days prior to an event will receive a fifty percent refund, or credit for the full fee may be applied to a future class. Cancellations made less than seventy two hours before an event are not eligible for refunds.