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Soft Fresh Cheese Making including Goats Cheese

Soft Fresh Cheese Making including Goats Cheese

Learn how to make fresh curd, chèvre, quark, ashed chèvre and a fig/vine leaf wrapped fresh cheese.

Goats Cheese

In this workshop you’ll learn how to make:

  • Fresh curd
  • Chèvre
  • Quark
  • Ashed chèvre
  • Fig/vine leaf wrapped fresh cheese

The day includes a light lunch featuring the cheese made in the class, hands-on instruction, and lots of tips and troubleshooting tricks.


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?

  • In an intimate class setting you will learn how to make:
  • Fresh curd
  • Chèvre
  • Quark
  • Ashed chèvre
  • Fig/vine leaf wrapped fresh cheese

What will I get?

  • Recipes to take 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.

Terms and conditions

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


March 16 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

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

Concession Available.


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Soft Fresh Cheese Making March Full Fare
$ 240.00
11 available
Soft Fresh Cheese Making March Concession
$ 216.00
11 available
Soft Fresh Cheese Making March CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 216.00
11 available

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