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Next Event:

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Important Information

Cheese Maker
Cautionary Rules

  • Faucets have extremely hot water -160 F degrees. Please turn on the cold water when using hot water. The hot water is required to sanitize equipment.
  • Bring clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or even torn as this is a working farm. Sometimes the goats like to nibble on jackets.
  • Hand washing is essential while working with cheese and working on the farm.
  • When you arrive you are expected to wash your hands prior to petting the goats and before leaving the farm. We have a sink in the red barn for washing your hands.
  • Please let us know if you have been visiting other farms or animals. We have a special cleanser for shoes to reduce bacteria and viral transmission.
  • Goats and other animals are susceptible to various viruses and bacteria and can become sick. To reduce this risk we all must wash our hands and shoes.
  • The OWD is a non smoking environment. Please do not smoke while on the farm.
  • We use stainless steel heavy equipment. This equipment can be very heavy and dangerous to work around.
  • In our basic classes we teach the process of making cheese and we stretch Mozzarella.
  • In each class we will start from the beginning and discuss; culture, renneting, lactic acid cheeses, clean brake, curding, draining whey and salting techniques.
  • Please bring a cooler for your cheese purchases.
  • Please do not bring your pets as our working dogs perceive pets as a threat to the animals on the farm.
  • There are no refunds once the class is purchased. You may gift your purchase to another person and change dates if availalbility allows.

Old Windmill Dairy Cheese Class

Cheese MakingMaking cheese is like combining good chemistry and art. When two skills combine they can result in something spectacular. It all starts with a passion and respect for chemistry.

Our cheese making workshop is most comprehensive class. Participants will work through making; farm cheese, chevre, cheddar, brie and mozzarella.

We have staged the cheese making process in various steps so you can work through making a complete product in 3.5 to 4 hours in one day.

Cheese Making Workshop $89.99 per person.

Cheese Class Structure:

All classes review cheese making terminology and include actual hands on in:
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  • Inoculating the milk
  • Curdling the cheese
  • Hooping Cheese
  • Draining Cheese
  • Stretching Mozzarella

Cheese Classes include:

  • Snacking on a wonderful cheese platter
  • Farm Lunch
  • Touring the farm
  • Reviewing best cheese making practices
  • Hands on skill building in making cheese
  • Depending on the season feeding baby goats
  • Cheese for sale after the class

 

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The Old Windmill Dairy® 52 Paso Ranch Rd, Estancia, NM 87016

PO Box 834, McIntosh, NM 87032 | (505) 384-0033 | info@towdairy.com
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