I’ve been banging the drum for making your own cheeses for years now. The difference between fresh, homemade mozzarella and the stuff in the dairy section at the store is so overwhelming that it’s hard to go back once you’ve had the good stuff. And the price for the commercially available fresh mozzarella is prohibitive to everyday enjoyment of glorious cheese. Although I teach cheesemaking locally, I know not everyone is within easy driving distance, so what do we do to convince you how absolutely achievable home cheese making is? Enter Craftsy!
Craftsy offers a fabulous “Artisan Cheesemaking: Chevre, Mozzarella, & Cheddar” course by author, cooking teacher, and expert cheese maker, Mary Karlin. Mary masterfully guides you through the process of making these three most popular cheeses step-by-step and gives some extra embellishment ideas to make the recipes truly customized for you and your tastes. The beauty of the Craftsy platform once again shines through, in that Mary is available to answer your questions about your projects and any hiccups you may have run into while making your cheeses. I love all of the Craftsy courses I’ve taken, but I especially love this one for the practical value. There are so few of us who grew up in homes where cheese was made, that most of us can honestly claim to have no experience whatsoever in the art. There’s no better way to learn to cook something that so many people view as complex than to watch someone who has done it for ages do it right. If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in cheese making, this is the perfect opportunity.
There is NOTHING quite like the satisfaction of being able to put a cheese board out on a holiday party table and say, “Oh that? I’m glad you like that chevre. I made it.” Watch the jaws drop, people. It’s a guarantee.
It’s a little bit like performing magic to be able to turn milk into cheese, and your efforts will be beyond appreciated.
What will you learn in this class?
As mentioned, you’ll get the step-by-step walk through on how to make chevre, mozzarella, and Cheddar cheeses, but Mary will also lead you through a list of essential equipment and ingredients for cheesemaking. You don’t want to miss this!
- One (1) Artisan Cheese Making class with Mary Karlin on Craftsy.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Click here to visit Craftsy, sign up for a free Craftsy account here (or sign in if you already have an account), and enter the giveaway! Be sure to ‘like’ my facebook page, where I’ll be announcing the winner on November 9th, 2014!
If you don’t win, don’t fret! Craftsy will be offering a 50% off promo code for everyone who entered the giveaway. That’ll take the normal, everyday price of $34.99 to a fabulous $17.99! Bonus: If you take the class before the holidays are upon us, you’ll be able to serve HOMEMADE CHEESE for all your holiday meals! Not only would that be a fantastic thing to give yourself, it would make a wonderful Christmas present for the DIY fans in your life. The 50% off coupon code will accompany the winner’s announcement on facebook, so be sure to tune in on Tuesday, November 9th for the good word!