Buying artisan cheeses can get expensive. Specialty cheese shops offer up everything from Gouda to Gruyere, but these cheeses often come with a hefty price tag. However, the need for artisan cheeses is evident. These types of cheese taste good on their own, with crackers, in fondue, and in recipes. Instead of heading to the cheese shop for all of your artisan cheeses, you can now make these cheese in your very own home.
Learn how to make artisan cheeses at home with the Artisan Cheese Making Class from Craftsy. Taught by Mary Karlin, the author of Artisan Cheese Making at Home and a founding member of Ramekins Culinary School, this class shows members exactly how to make artisan cheese at home.
Karlin teaches alternative methods to cheese making using ingredients like goat milk, herbs, whey and spices among other ingredients. Karlin walks students through picking out the right ingredients, basic cheese making skills and how to coat and age cheese. The three cheeses taught in this class include Chevre, Mozzarella and Cheddar.
In the Craftsy Artisan Cheese Making class, class members will learn how to form curds, drain, press, ripen, and shape cheese. Members also learn how to inoculate and ripen the milk to make the cheese, and how to finish making cheese with waxing or wrapping to age the cheese.
Karlin shows class members the step-by-step process for making goat’s milk cheese, a traditional stretched mozzarella and a farmhouse cheddar. Each of these cheese recipes can be embellished with other ingredients like spices, leaves and herbs for extra taste. Each cheese recipe is around one hour long and includes full instruction.
The great thing about Craftsy courses is that they are entirely online and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Even more, once signed up for a Craftsy course, the material is available whenever members want to log in and access the course. There is even an iPad app now, so that you can view your courses literally anywhere. This means that course members can watch and rewatch the entire course, or portions of the course, whenever they want. Access to the course never expires once members are signed up.
The Craftsy Artisan Cheese Making class provides an ultimate learning experience for class members. Members of Craftsy classes are able to ask the instructor questions, upload photos and get responses from both other class members and the instructor. Courses have discussion boards and offer supporting course materials, like tip sheets and recipes. Class members can also bookmark places in the course to highlight important material, or mark parts of the course to return to later.
Sign up for the Craftsy Artisan Cheese Making course with Mary Karlin today and start your cheese making adventure. Free previews of the course are available on Craftsy, and signing up is easy. You can make artisan cheeses like Chevre, Farmhouse Cheddar and Mozzarella right in your own kitchen, with ingredients that you can easily find at local stores. Your friends and family will be dazzled by your cheese making ability, and delight in tasting your creations.