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Cheesemaking courses in Toronto - do they exist?

andreas Jan 3, 2007 02:59 AM

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. andreas Jan 3, 2007 01:28 PM

    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.

    1. d
      Dr Octogon Jan 3, 2007 01:19 PM

      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. c
        Canada Eats Jan 3, 2007 01:13 PM

        Hi Andreas, I don't know of any courses, but the Ontario Cheese Society (http://ontariocheese.org) 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

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