Workshops at East Forty Farm & Dairy

East Forty Farm and Dairy in Waldoboro, Maine is offering four workshops in February and March at the farm. All are on Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm. Fee charged. Advance registration required. For more info, visit the farm’s Facebook page, or visit our Events Calendar for the category Cheese Related Workshops or please call 207-230-4318 or email info@eastfortyfarm.com.

Fondue Class February 19  – more info Facebook
Introduction to Cheese February 26 – more info Facebook
Seasonal Salads March 12 –  more info Facebook
Cooking With Cheese March 26more info Facebook


Dave Potter Cultures & Enzymes Workshop

Dave Potter from Dairy Connection will be teaching a cultures workshop
on Sunday, February 19th, from 9am-4pm at the Governors Restaurant
conference room in Waterville, Maine.

Understanding the Function of Cultures and Enzymes in Cheese Making

Have you ever wondered how does rennet work or what do cultures do in
the cheese process? To produce any variety of cheese, there are basic
functional properties of milk that need to be manipulated and
controlled by the cheesemaker. This program is designed to help
understand these processes. Understanding the functional role cultures
and enzymes play in your cheese make will allow you as a cheesemaker
to create a new style of cheese or improve on an existing recipe.

Dave Potter has been involved in the food and dairy industry for the past
36 years. Dave grew up on a dairy farm in NE Iowa. He attended South
Dakota State University and earned a BS degree in Dairy Science,
majoring in Dairy Product Manufacturing. He spent his first 22 years
employed with Nordica/Rhodia with primary responsibilities in the
technical application of cultures and other ingredients used in the
making of fermented milks and cheeses. The past 14 years he has worked
with his wife, Cathy, owner of Dairy Connection, Inc., Madison, WI, to
provide cultures and enzymes as well as application support to
farmstead and specialty cheesemakers.

The workshop fee is $50 for members and $75 for non-members (this
includes a guild membership at the cheese enthusiast level). We can
probably fit as many people as would want to attend, but please sign
up soon so we know how many lunches to order.

To sign up please mail your workshop payment to:

Maine Cheese Guild
c/o Mary Belding, Treasurer
250 Walker Mills Road,
Harrison ME 04040


Members Offer Cheesemaking Workshops

Four Maine Cheese Guild members are offering workshops in 2017

Cathe Morrill from State of Maine Cheese Company is teaching
Magic of  Making Mozzarella workshops through the 5 Town CSD Adult Ed program in
Rockport on
Mar. 21, 6-8 pm
April 12, 6-8 pm

Cheesemaking Workshops at Appleton Creamery:

Feb 5, 12pm-4pm,  Italian Fun
Feb 26, 12pm-4pm, Italian Fun
March 5, 9am-3pm, Basics of Hard Cheese
April 29 & 30,  9am-3pm each day,  Home Cheese
April 17, 9am-3pm Basics of Goat Cheese
for details visit www.appletoncreamery.com

Sunflower Farm Creamery – Intro Cheese Class
in Cumberland, Maine
Check www.sunflowerfarm.info website for updates
4 classes
Dates to be announced between May and December

Fresh Cheesemaking taught by Jean Koons, Kennebec Cheesery
Tuesday Apr 11th 6-9pm
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education:
sign up at midmaine.maineadulted.org