Crafting Brie & Camembert at Home
with the San Francisco Milk Maid
Saturday, October 10, 11:00AM-1:30PM
FARMcurious, 247 Marlow Drive, Oakland
Smooth, rich, and decadent, bloomy-rinded cheeses like camembert and brie delight the senses in a way that few other cheeses do - and you can make your own at home! FARMcurious brings the spectacular San Francisco Milk Maid back to show us a whirlwind introduction to home cheesemaking with a focus on bloomy-rinded cheese. We'll inoculate milk with a culture, then proceed through ripening, churning, and draining the curds. We'll cover aging conditions, breathable wrappings, vegetable ash, ripeness, and more in this fun, one-of-a-kind class.
We'll start with a vat of warm milk and wind our way over the course of three hours to something creamy and delicious. We'll do plenty of sampling, of course, to make sure you know what you're looking for in a magnificent chunk of bloomy-rinded cheese.
Each participant takes home a freshly made baby brie wheel to age along with instructions to do it all again on your own. This class is an excellent introduction to cheesemaking or, even better, a next step for those who've already made yogurt, ricotta, mozzarella, or chevre.
Ticket price includes instruction, tastings, recipes, and edible homework.
Supplies Required: Nothing is required, but feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages if you like.