Rennet Workshops May 6th

Rennet Harvesting and Goat Kid Butchering Workshop

Every year, dairy farmers are faced with what to do with the male offspring of their cows, sheep, and goats. Come learn one creative way to use this resource and preserve one of the vital cheesemaking ingredients yourself. Participants will learn how to slaughter, butcher, and harvest rennet from a goat kid.

March 25 at Appleton Creamery in Appleton, 10am – 4pm (CONCLUDED)

May 6 at Fuzzy Udder Creamery/South Paw Farm in Unity, 10am – 4pm

$25-$75 workshop fee, sliding scale. Please email to register or more information about work-trade/scholarships, or call 948-5268

Rennet and Kid Butchering Workshop May 16 2011

Due to the fantastic and popular success of the Rennet workshop that the Guild and Little Falls Farm put on last spring, we would like to host a mini Rennet/Kid Butchering workshop at Appleton Creamery on May 16. Participants will learn how to slaughter, butcher and harvest rennet from a goat kid. The workshop will go from 10am to 3pm.  Cost is $75 or $25 for Journey-persons and apprentices. Please email Jessie at for more information or to sign up.

Intro to Cheesemaking June 4th-5th at Morris Farm

The Morris Farm in Wiscasset will be hosting a beginning cheesemaking workshop on March 12th and 13th 2011. The class will be taught by cheesemaker Jessie Dowling of Appleton Creamery. In this hands-on workshop we’ll cover the basics of home cheesemaking.  You will learn how to utilize the tools you have at home with ingredients you can find at the grocery store, your local CSA, or your local dairy to make delicious cheese, butter and yogurt. We’ll be making feta, jack, 30 min mozzerella, a lactic cheese, ricotta and more! The class will be held from 9-3 both Saturday and Sunday and you get to take home the cheese you make. The cost for the weekend is $100 for Morris Farm Members and and $120 for non-members.  You can email to sign up, or for more information. More about the Morris Farm or to register online at: