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Feta, Halloumi & Mascarpone Cheese Making

Feta, Halloumi & Mascarpone Cheese Making

Learn how to make your own gourmet Feta, Halloumi and Mascarpone cheese.

Halloumi

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

 

Meet your trainer

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.

Kristen is an accomplished speaker. One of her most prized achievements in 2018, when she was asked to present at the feminist talks and ideas festival ‘All About Women’, becoming the first person to make cheese at the Sydney Opera House.”

Workshop Specifics

What will I learn?

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

What will I get?

  • Recipes 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?

  • Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back, casual clothing

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.


COURSE DETAILS

April 6 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

$240*
Concession Available.


Tickets

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Feta, Halloumi & Mascarpone Cheese Making April Full Fare
$ 240.00
4 available
Feta, Halloumi & Mascarpone Cheese Making April Concession
$ 216.00
4 available
Feta, Halloumi & Mascarpone Cheese Making April CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 216.00
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