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Churning & Cheesemaking I

£175 per person

Do you pride yourself as a cheese connoisseur? Interested in learning how to make a variety of cheeses? Spend a day under Dorset cheesemaker Louise Talbot’s expert guidance and learn the fundamentals of churning and cheesemaking. You will leave the class with stomachs full of cheese you’ve tasted, a thorough understanding of the science behind turning milk to cheese, a selection of homemade cheeses and the skills and knowledge required to make a wide range of cheeses including both soft and hard cheeses. Depending on their farming commitments Mike Smales or one of his team from Lyburn Farm, who supply cheeses to Chewton Glen may be able to join you at lunch to discuss the life of a dairy farmer and artisan cheesemaker (subject to their availability).

Due to the nature of the recipes used in this class we are unable to accommodate guests with an allergy or intolerance to milk or lactose. Please contact our reservations team for details of classes which will be suitable or can be adapted for guests with these dietary requirements.

Guest Tutor – Louise Talbot

Due to the nature of the recipes used in this class we are unable to accommodate guests with an allergy or intolerance to milk or lactose. Please contact our reservations team for details of classes which will be suitable or can be adapted for guests with these dietary requirements.

  • Halloumi
  • Mozzarella
  • Butter
  • Mascarpone
  • Parmesan shortbread

Dishes may be subject to slight change to reflect the seasonal produce available.

Arrive – 9.30am for refreshments, meet and greet with Louise and a run through of the day.

In the middle of the day we will break for lunch around the chef’s demonstration area. With many of the classes you will be tucking into the food you have cooked and for some we will provide dishes from The Kitchen restaurant, all accompanied with a glass of wine. During the day we will show you around our kitchen garden and pop into our beautiful greenhouse, introducing you to our gardeners if they are tending to the beds at the time.

Finish – 3.30-4.00pm, take home your creations and The Kitchen apron leaving the washing up for our cookery school team!