Feta, Halloumi and Mascapone Cheese Making

Learn how to make your own gourmet feta, halloumi and Marscapone cheese.

Halloumi Cheese

Workshop description

This six-hour workshop will run on the following date in 2023:

Sat 10th Dec
10am – 4pm

Concession available

Join Kristen for an intensive, full day of cheese making and discover all there is to know about making fresh cheese including feta, halloumi and mascarpone.

You’ll explore:

  • the cheese making process using cultures and rennet
  • sourcing the best quality local milk
  • salt-brining and dry-salting cheese
  • marinating feta in olive oil
  • the health benefits and 101 wheys of whey

A pioneer, leader and respected authority in the cheese industry, Kristen Allan has spent over 17 years immersing herself in the techniques and flavours of the ancient art of cheese making.

Kristen’s cheese is in great demand, supplying the likes of Annie Smither’s restaurant Du Fermier, Ester, Fred’s and Aria and has been a regular stallholder for some years at Carriageworks. Her recipes have been featured in various food magazines and publications including Gourmet Traveller & Cornersmith’s cookbooks.

In 2018, Kristen was nominated for a Delicious Produce award, a testament to her philosophy of slow, carefully hand crafted cheese, using only high quality ingredients. Her buttermilk ricotta has a cult-like following around Sydney and her cheese is revered Australia-wide.

Establishing herself in the echelons of the food world and as one of Australia’s leading cheese educators, she is a regular teacher at Daylesford Longhouse, Cornersmith and Moonacres cooking school.

What will I learn?

  • Cheese making processes using cultures and rennet
  • Sourcing milk
  • Salt-brining and dry-salting cheese
  • Feta marination

What will I take away?

  • Recipes booklet to take home
  • Your own cheese and all the know-how to make everything confidently at home

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bring your favourite apron to wear and five 1L containers and a bag to take home your cheese

What should I wear?

Casual clothing. Please ensure you wear closed-toe footwear and long hair is tied back.

Terms and conditions

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