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New Cheese Making Classes: Walnut Creek to Soul Food Farms

Photo by Miss Cheesemonger

Photo by Miss Cheesemonger

This fall you'll find me spreading the love with cheese making classes all over Northern California from Walnut Creek to San Francisco and Vacaville. Yup, I'll be buckling in, revving the engine on my Matrix, and teaching classes in cities I've never formed curds in before. I'm making it past the Caldecott Tunnel for a 3-Part Cheese Series at the Walnut Creek Recreation Center and heading to Vacaville's Soul Food Farms, where I'm honored to teach a beginning cheese making class for the first time on their inspired farm. My public pairing and cheesemaking classes are sold out in September, so we're jumping right into October. Well hello, fall!


Beginning Cheesemaking: Ricotta, Fromage Blanc & Creme Fraiche

Sunday, Oct 1st, 1:00-2pm, Vacaville, Soul Food Farms

After a quick, breezy intro through cheese science, you'll master the art of culturing, then play with the famed curds from whey. You'll leave knowing how to make creamy and fluffy ricotta, cultured fromage blanc, rich creme fraiche, and a few simple, party-ready recipe ideas. At the end of the tasty afternoon we'll finish by enjoying some of the cheese we just made with wine in the farmhouse kitchen and leave with cheese to take home. To register, email

Cheesemaking 101: Fromage Blanc, Ricotta & Cultured Butter

Monday, Oct 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm, San Francisco, 18 Reasons

Learn the basics of cheesemaking and cultured dairy in this hands-on class with author and cheesemaking teacher Kirstin Jackson. You'll learn how to make fluffy ricotta, fresh fromage blanc, and cultured butter from scratch. You'll leave with an understanding of the basic science of cheesemaking, fermentation knowledge, resources for equipment, and your own cheese and butter to take home!....

Cheesemaking Series: 3 Class Workshop (First Walnut Creek Class!)

Sundays, Oct 16th, 23th, 30th, 2:00-5:00pm, Walnut Creek,  Walnut Creek Recreation Center

From fluffy ricotta to decadent burrata, learn how to make cheese in three class sessions from 'It's Not You, It's Brie' author and cheesemaking instructor Kirstin Jackson. After starting with ricotta and chevre, we'll dive into queso fresco,....

Mozzarella By-Hand

Wednesday, Oct 19th, 6:00-9:30pm, San Francisco, 18 Reasons

Embrace the wonderful world of "pasta filata" cheeses by learning to stretch your own fresh mozzarella! We'll practice forming knots and braids..

As a friendly reminder, these classes fill up fast. If they're listed but sold out, ask about a waiting list- sometimes spots open up. If you want a private cheese making or cheese & wine pairing class for your next party or teambuilding, email me at

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