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Cheese-Making Courses
   

Have you ever wondered how cheese is made? Would you like to learn? Why not discover the fascinating art of cheesemaking on one of our cheese courses.

It is possible to create a wide range of delicious and interesting dairy products, from shop bought milk, if you wish to further your knowledge of cheese making we are also offering residential intermediate courses covering traditional British hard cheese making and cheese making from around the world.

With 25 years experience in the dairy industry to draw on, we believe you will return home with the knowhow and confidence to enable you to produce a variety of dairy products for your family and friends to enjoy. Notes and recipes provided for reference

New for 2015. We now offer two courses at our new venue - Abbey Home Farm.

Our courses include:

 

A weekend learning the art of Cheesemaking

15 - 17th May 2015

Single occupancy: £425.00

Double occupancy: £395.00

Come and spend a few days at Abbey Home Farm in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, away from the stress and strains of everyday life; relax and immerse yourself in all things Cheese. In our well-equipped micro-dairy, you can learn how to make hard cheese and various types of soft cheeses. The course is intended to be largely practical. Group size is limited to 7.

The cost for this course, including all food, accommodation and cheese ingredients is £425 per person (£395 shared occupancy). Please contact us for costs if you would like a partner/friend to join you for the weekend accommodation but not participate in the course.

Abbey Home Farm is a 1600 acre mixed organic farm on the edge of Cirencester. Guests stay in the brand new bedrooms made from wood from the farm, nestled into the side of the wood overlooking the vegetable garden and beyond. All rooms open up onto a wide south-facing veranda and are ensuite, with underfloor heating when needed and organic cotton bed linen hand block printed in the farm's own tiny workshop in Rajasthan. There is a large comfortable main room to relax in, eat, chat or read in as well as an outdoor fire for finer nights.

Eating
Much of the food served over the weekend is grown on the farm itself and is all cooked ON THE on the farm by our great café team and is mainly vegetarian. Start with a two course supper on the Friday evening, a good breakfast to get you going on Saturday morning followed by a light lunch and another veggie feast in the evening. Sunday will start with breakfast and then our traditional Sunday Roast with a meat option from the farm. Tea,coffee, herbal tea and homemade cordials will be available throughout the weekend. Alcohol will be available to buy in the evenings.

Sleeping
Abbey Home Farm is a 1600 acre mixed organic farm on the edge of Cirencester. Guests stay in the brand new bedrooms made from wood from the farm, nestled into the side of the wood overlooking the vegetable garden and beyond. All rooms open up onto a wide south-facing veranda and are ensuite with underfloor heating and organic cotton bed linen hand block printed in the farm's own tiny workshop in Rajasthan. There is a large communal space with a woodburner for eating, chatting and relaxing as well as an outdoor fire for finer nights.Please email us if you would like to book onto this course, letting us know if you would like single or shared occupancy

CLICK HERE TO BOOK DIRECT WITH ABBEY MANOR FARM

 

Cheesemaking - a one day course

Saturday 21st March 2015 - spaces available

£95.00

An one day beginners course will teach you how to make dairy products such as soft cheese, yogurt and butter. The course is intended to be relaxed yet informative and we hope a lot of fun! Numbers are restricted to seven, allowing for a degree of flexibility and attention to individuals needs. Our aim is for you to be as hands on as possible as we believe the best way to learn is through participation, with emphasis on practical skills rather than concentrating on the technical or theoretical aspects.

What to bring

  • Clean wellys or waterproof foot wear
  • A container to take products home in.
  • Optional, notepad if you want to take extra notes!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK DIRECT WITH ABBEY MANOR FARM

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About Alison Gibbs
I have been lucky enough to spend most of my working life involved with dairy cows in one way or another, weather it be milking them ,making cheese,yogurt, butter or bottling and delivering milk to the doorstep. My fascination, some might say obsession with cheese, began over 30 years ago when I milked sheep for a short while on a farm in Hampshire. Later, on an organic farm in Berkshire I began making cheese as a hobby and trained in dairy science and cheesemaking practise. I married a dairy farmer in 1989 and shortly after we began processing milk and making cheese on the farm, I have enjoyed teaching people to make cheese for many years; sharing my knowledge and experience in the art of cheese making and hopefully helping them to avoid some of the mistakes and pitfalls that are inevitable along the way.

 

     
     

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