New Dates for Cheese Making Courses

1 day enthusiasts course: cost £150 per person, minimum 3 people, max 5 using goat milk

Thursday 5th June 2014 using goat  milk

Thursday 12th June 2014 using goat  milk

Thursday 17th July 2014 using goat  milk

Start time is 8.15am, bring clean shoes that you do not mind getting wet or clean wellies and a notebook if you want to take notes.  We will provide whites and hairnets and all equipment.

The cost is £125 +VAT = £150 and you will take home your cheese for further pressing.  During the day, we will discuss the science behind cheese making, common pitfalls, cheese safety awareness, the various steps to hard cheese making, answer any questions you may have and you will be able to help make a larger vat of cheese if you fancy it.  We hope to give you enough knowledge and confidence to make decent cheese safely at home.  We always hold cheese making classes at the same time as making 1,900 litres of goat cheese in our large vat so it can be interesting to compare small makes to large makes – it is the same process.  Goat milk handles in exactly the same way as cow’s milk for anyone wondering!

We should finish at about 2.30pm, but you are welcome to stay on for a brew and watch or even join in the rest of the cheese making in the large vat.  If you need somewhere to stay, we recommend Cocketts Hotel in Hawes, but here is a link to Trip Advisor on all Hawes B&Bs and hotels.

If you are interested, please e-mail Iona at ionahill@gmail.com

2 Day Commercial Course: cost £450 per person, minimum 2 people, maximum 4

Wednesday and Thursday 25th and 26th June 2014

Wednesday and Thursday 9th and 10th July 2014

Wednesday and Thursday 23rd and 24th July 2014

The first day is discussion day and is geared towards the activities you need to consider to make cheese commercially, from what to make, how much, how often, equipment needed, financial costings, where to sell, the legalities and so on.  The course is tailored to your needs and is completely flexible but very intense.

Start time for Day 1 is 9am.  Bring a note book, I will provide a comprehensive set of notes for you to take away.  We should finish at about 4pm.

Day 2 the start time is 8.15am, bring clean shoes or wellies and a notebook if you want to take notes.  We will provide whites and hairnets and all equipment.  We should finish at about 2.30pm and will take a break for 30 minutes whilst I clean down and this will give you chance to consider any questions arising from our cheese make and the previous day’s discussions.  We always hold cheese making classes at the same time as processing 1,900 litres of goat milk so you can compare small scale to large scale and see us at work on that.

The cost is £375 +VAT = £450 and you will take home your cheese for further pressing.

If you need somewhere to stay, we recommend Cocketts Hotel in Hawes, but here is a link to Trip Advisor on all Hawes B&Bs and hotels.

If you are interested, please e-mail Iona at ionahill@gmail.com

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