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Apr 6, 2011 10:38 PM

San Francisco Milk Maid

Just took a great cheese making class tonight through City College, put on by this lady:

Our class was on Mozzarella. It was my first time attempting cheese, and I found the class very hands-on, informative and fun. Louella is a lively teacher who knows her stuff. Went home with throbbing hands, a few lovely, snowy, fresh cheese balls, rennet, and a ton of curd to make more cheese in the next day or so. Looking at her website, the classes seem pricey, but through City College (which I found out through, a two-night, 2-hour class was only $70 total, plus a $22 materials fee. Totally worth it and I'd do it again.

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  1. Louella informed me that the prices on her website reflect group rates - so the per-person rate is really very reasonable. I'm looking forward to scalding my hands again tonight with the take-home curds.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      Great tip! I've been wanting to do that for a while -- ever since I saw them making mozzarella in a supermarket in New Jersey (apparently a regular feature for that store).

    2. Thank you for your recommendation, mariacarmen! We did a four-hour Mozzarella Madness class/party through the Milk Maid yesterday and I think everyone enjoyed the experience immensely. It's a fun and informative way to learn about cheese making.

      We had a group of 13 and it was held at a friend's home. The cost turned out to be around $36 per person. We learned about mozzarella and ricotta making and most of us (if not all) are interested in doing another class in the near future.

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      1. re: scarmoza

        how fun! i'm going to suggest that to my gfs next time we do a Girls' Night Out - but make it a Girls' Night In Making Cheese instead! glad you enjoyed. thanks for reporting back!