Mozzarella & Ricotta Course – October

After a bit of negotiation and some fortuitous and wacky events, I have become our towns local cheese guru and have managed to get a cheese making course into the Melton Learning Directory.  Yippee!!!

So lets make cheese! What better way to get busy and learn a new skill for the future.  I have the pleasure to be offering a Cheese making course in October 2012.  Details below;

Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese Making Workshop

In this workshop you will:
  • make your own Mozzarella cheese to take home. 
  • learn the techniques about the correct cultures to use, setting the curd, draining, and curd stretching. 
  • demonstration of Ricotta cheese being made from whole milk. 
  • Bread sticks provided for tasting cheese after completion. 

Workshop length: 3 hours

Milk, cultures and ingredients provided.

Price is around $50 (the centre takes a cut)

Day & Date: Saturday 27th October 2012
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Place: Melton South Community Centre, 26 Exford Rd, Melton South, Victoria.
For bookings call 97478576 or email

I am so looking forward to teaching another class.  I have missed the interaction, and after two cancelled courses in at Spotswood Community House, I was a bit disheartened.   Not any more!

Now here for the ironic part.  During the interview for the job,  I found out that the two old ladies that taught me how to make cheese at the very same location, way back in March 2009, have retired.  Apparently people have been asking the community house for more cheese making courses.

Here is the weird bit.  My post lady is also a member of the community house’s committee, and Kim and her often have a chat about all sorts of sustainable living things, including, you guessed it, cheese.  It was she who dropped my name to the Program Co-ordinator at the centre!  Weird or fate huh?

Anyway, someone’s chakra must have aligned somewhere, so I got the gig, replacing the instructors who taught and gave me the cheese making bug.  In some karmic sort of way I feel honoured.

So if you want to come along and learn how to make Mozzarella and Ricotta, please book with the centre.  Learning a new skill is great fun.  This quote is most apt;

“Cheese is milk’s leap towards immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman

Who’s coming to make some leaping cheese with me?

P.S.  Thanks to one of my readers, Tasos for making the image for me.  You can catch his work at  
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  1. says

    Hi Gavin

    How exciting! I love the Melton South Community Centre – I learned German there at night school 7 years ago and it was a great experience. I’ll be checking my calendar and signing up for the class soon. I cant wait to learn how to make cheese!

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