Yesterday I attended Clive's cheesemaking course, a present from my family.
Clive was terrific and it was a privilege to learn from someone with so much knowledge and passion about his subject.
Very good fun- I'll definitely be recommending to others.
I really enjoyed it- much more than I was expecting.
With Clive Curtis, our resident award winning Cheesemaker
In the creamery at Abbey Home Farm, carrying on the discussions over a light organic lunch made
from ingredients mainly from the farm in the organic farm shop cafe with Clive.
Cost: £95 (course and organic lunch included)
9.45 - 2.30pm (dates shown below)
You can book online below
Course participants will all make our soft cheese 'dancys fancy' which has won a silver medal in the British Cheese Awards, and learn about the various cultures & methods used to make a variety of cheeses. There will also be an opportunity to hear about our butter & yoghurt production. All methods shown can be easily adapted for home production! The soft cheese will be ready to collect 2-3 weeks later to enjoy at home - or for a small cost it can be sent if you are far away.
If you are not just down the road why not make a weekend of it, here is a choice of places to stay on the farm, from a shepherds hut to a beautiful cottage. If only one of you is doing a course, there is great walking around the farm and a relaxing cafe to chill out in, with lots to read and wifi too.
January 11th sat 2014 FULLY BOOKED
January 22nd weds 2014 FULLY BOOKED
February 26th weds
March 22nd sat FULLY BOOKED
April 16th weds
May 17th sat
July 12th sat
'Thank you for our cheese master-class. I had a wonderful time and will highly recommend it to friends and family. And remember, if you ever need a dairy assistant, I'm first in line to volunteer. I absolutely loved everything about Abbey farm & our hut by the pond.'
'We had a wonderful time in your learned company and have told all our friends and family what a great day it was. Thank you for being such a good teacher and so encyclopaedic in your knowledge of all things dairy!!'