As the sun beams through the moody sky outside after this week’s early rains, I sit inside smiling, thinking of the upcoming holidays, and big changes. This week I have something I’m overjoyed to share with you. It involves cheesemaking classes in the Bay Area, me, and, you.
I’m launching a mobile cheesemaking class business.
Just in time for the holidays. Though my list of to-dos for launching are long and big changes often evoke fear, the feeling of calm and happiness washing over me assures me I’m in the right place, doing the right thing. Honestly, I feel pretty blissful.
Starting a cheesemaking class business is something I’ve been thinking about since I got back from the Comté region of Jura years ago, when driving around the British Isles, and while visiting artisan cheesemakers from California to Rhode Island. Simply, the cheese and the cheesemakers got under my skin.
When in England and Ireland making cheese, I fell in love with the way the curd feels on your fingers as you scoop it into wheels. The way mozzarella gently gives when you stretch it, pasta filata style. The way buttermilk transforms milk into fluffy fromage blanc, and the way homemade ricotta transforms even the simplest of dishes.
And I’d be honored to share this with you.
Stretchy mozzarella. Cream-filled burrata. Soft fromage blanc.
Fluffy ricotta. Crumbly snow-white chevre.
I will travel to your home or Bay Area business to teach you how to stretch mozzarella, make fresh cheeses like creamy burrata or homemade ricotta. Cheesemaking classes ares fun, delicious, perfect for holidays, team building, or parties with friends or family around your kitchen.
A few example classes
Burrata by Hand: Creamy decadence from start to finish
Fresh Cheeses & the Kitchen: Making and cooking with fromage blanc and ricotta
Cheese Lover Gifts: Making chevre, truffles, and candied walnuts for the holidays
Stretch & Sip: Stretch mozzarella curds, and a fresh cheese and wine pairing
And yes, if you’re more wine than cheesemaking-inclined, I’d happily travel with my cheese and wine pairing classes to your next team building event or gathering too.
Expect to see more blog posts and some lovely changes on this site as I refresh a little and hang out more with others. I’m sorry I haven’t been writing as much on the blog- I’ve been preparing to launch! I hope you find it as exciting as I do. Thank you so much for reading and your support. I feel very blessed as I move forward into this new venture.
If you’d like to reach me for questions or discuss booking, please contact me at [email protected]