Cheese Making Courses at The Courtyard Dairy in The Yorkshire Dales

Learn the art of cheesemaking from industry expert Andy Swinscoe

£135.00 PER PERSON

Austwick
Suitable for 1 - 12 people
5.5 hours

A fun full day course for foodies. Learn all about cheesemaking from industry expert Andy Swinscoe at The Courtyard Dairy.

Courses combine a mixture of science and technical theory with some hands on experience of making two very different cheeses.

The subjects covered could include: milk composition; use of rennet; selecting and using ripening cultures and starter bacteria; setting the curd; cutting, draining and stirring the curd; moulding, milling and pressing the curd; and cheese ageing. You will make two types of cheese: hard ‘Cheddar-style’ and soft ‘lactic’.

Each participant will work at their own cheese vat and moulding equipment.

You’ll get to take home three recipes for future use and excellent tips and advice on sourcing your own equipment, plus all the cheese you make!

 

Cheese Making Courses at The Courtyard Dairy in The Yorkshire Dales

The Cheese Making Courses at The Courtyard Dairy in The Yorkshire Dales is hosted by Andy Swinscoe, owner of award-winning specialist cheese shop and cheese maturer The Courtyard Dairy.

Andy, originally from Cumbria, embarked on a quest to find the finest cheeses available from an early age. Whilst working in restaurants in England and France, and in particular the Edinburgh Balmoral Hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, he further developed his passion for cheese.

Andy and his wife Kathy opened the Courtyard Dairy in 2012, winning Best New Cheese Retailer the following year. In 2017 they launched a Cheese Experience and opened a visitor centre/museum, cafe and cheese making room.

The Cheese Making Courses take place at The Courtyard Dairy at Austwick in The Yorkshire Dales

The cheesemaking experiences lasts approximately 5.5 hours.

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This is a hands on course with some classroom theory included. Take home all the cheese you make! Dates available throughout the year.

The Cheese Making Courses at The Courtyard Dairy in The Yorkshire Dales cost £135 and include lunch.

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