Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Jan 3, 2007 02:59 AM

Cheesemaking courses in Toronto - do they exist?

So for Christmas I got a book on making your own cheese. Reading through it I'd like to take a course so I understand the basics better. George Brown, otherwise always reliable, is coming up blank.

Anybody has any ideas? Suggestions would be most gratefully appreciated.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Hi Andreas, I don't know of any courses, but the Ontario Cheese Society ( has a website that might be helpful. I was just looking at the links section, and there are loads of links to local cheesemakers, etc. If you scroll to the bottom, there's a link to Guelph's cheese technology course (obviously not exactly in the city); I don't know much about the course, but I doubt it'll have the same focus on home cooking that George Brown has, since they've got an entire food technology/science program.

    Maybe give the Cheese Society a call and ask if they can suggest anyone.

    Good luck!

    - Lea

    1. Ahhh the power of cheese. There is a home/farm cheese making course offered in Alexandria Ontario just east of Ottawa. It's $175 for a day long course and they teach you how to make six different kinds of cheese. The courses seem to run about every six weeks depending on demand. I am going next friday, and am hoping to make cheese at home soon after, I just have to source out some raw milk, and hope the police don't throw me in jail.

      1. Thanks to both of you.

        Dr, would you let me know how you enjoyed the course? I think I've already stumbled across that farm's website - it looked very promising.