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Goat Cheese on the Farm


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Description

Held once a year this is a graduate exclusive course - due to the structure of the course it is available only to those who have participated in our Classic Delights, Gourmet Delights or Farmhouse Cheese courses (participation is verified).

Come join us as hobby farmers for a day as we teach you all about home cheese making with goat milk in Pickering Brook, in the beautiful Perth Hills. Learn the secrets as we teach you about working with goat milk to turn out great cheese! Meet Marylin, a delightful hobby goat farmer, have a go at milking, make your very own goat cheese to take home, plus enjoy a smorgasboard lunch including an array of goat cheeses and a glass of chilled wine amidst beautiful scenery.

Whether you've ever dreamed of having your own goats, you've had trouble experimenting with goat milk on your own, or you just love getting out into the outdoors and enjoying homestead hospitality, this course is for you. 

THIS GRADUATE EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Full day hobby farm experience in a secluded location in Pickering Brook.
  • Information sessions about goats, how to source quality goat milk, the benefits of goat milk and and the specifics of cheese making with goat milk. 
  • 5 litres of beautiful fresh goat milk to work with. From the cheeses you have already learnt with us you will choose one cheese to make  (from camembert, fetta or farmhouse). Take home the entire batch of cheese you make on the day and recipe adjustments to master goat milk versions. 
  • Learn the art of making chevré and beautiful leaf wrapped goat cheeses.  
  • Discover the secrets that make all the difference to making beautiful goat milk ricotta and goat milk yoghurt….and enjoy these freshly made, served with the most divine farm fruits and preserves.
  • Be treated to morning tea, tastings galore and a scrumptious smorgasboard lunch with wine.
  • Have a go at milking the girls, and meet ‘the lucky boy’ on the Block.
  • Enjoy the serenity of being on the Farm, with many chances to ask questions and socialise with other cheese makers. 

This is a very popular course so don't miss out.  

Special conditions: All payments are final. As this course is not a standard course, date transfers are not possible. 

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What you will learn
  • Be a hobby farmer for a day and learn all about home cheese making with goat milk
  • Learn to make chèvre and a leaf wrapped goat cheese
  • Make camembert, fetta or farmhouse cheese (from what you have already learnt) - recipe adaptations for the cheeses you have learnt provided
What you will get
  • Enjoy a great hobby farm experience in Pickering Brook
  • 5 litres of goats milk to work with on the day of the course
  • Casual relaxed format with plenty of time to socialise with other cheese makers and ask questions
  • Tastings of different goat milk cheeses
  • Cheese making booklet with loads of tips for working with goat milk
  • Morning tea and smorgasboard lunch with wine

What to bring
  • Refer to Equipment Checklist attached to booking information
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Prerequisite: Available only to those who have participated in our Classic Delights, Gourmet Delights or Farmhouse Cheese courses (participation is verified).


Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • All payments are final.
  • A $50 fee applies to course date transfers and date transfers are not permitted within 14 days of course date. You can however transfer a course to another party.
  • All courses are subject to minimum numbers (in the event that minimum course numbers are not reached, you will be notified 7 days prior to course commencement). If your course is postponed by The Cheese Maker due to insufficient numbers you will be given the option to transfer to a future course. If an appropriate date within 3 months cannot be found, you will be offered a full refund.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment and transfer policy

Course bookings

  • All payments are final.
  • A $50 fee applies to course date transfers and date transfers are not permitted within 14 days of course date. You can however transfer a course to another party.
  • All courses are subject to minimum numbers (in the event that minimum course numbers are not reached, you will be notified 7 days prior to course commencement). If your course is postponed by The Cheese Maker due to insufficient numbers you will be given the option to transfer to a future course. If an appropriate date within 3 months cannot be found, you will be offered a full refund.

Gift Vouchers

If you purchase a gift voucher for a course with no course date selected, course credit will be valid for 12 months from date of purchase. If a gift voucher is purchased for a specific course date, the general course refund and transfer policy applies.

Email newsletter subscription

Course participants will automatically be added to our graduate email newsletter. Containing news, information and tips for your cheesemaking, this comes out 2-3 times per year and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

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Emma

05 March 2018 • Goat Cheese on the Farm

What a phenomenal day! Goats cheese on the farm was everything I hoped it would be. I honestly couldn't fault it. Everything from the location, to the food, and the activities and the organization was perfect! Thank you all for such a great day! Emma & Mike

Juliette

04 March 2018 • Goat Cheese on the Farm

We had a very special day making goat cheese at Pickering Brook. The place was lovely, the class was challenging and fun, the goats were delightful and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

Bhavna

04 March 2018 • Goat Cheese on the Farm

This was an amazing day of cheese making. Fun, hardworking, great bunch if people. The owners of the goat farm, Tanya and Wendy were amazing and could not do enough for us. Lastly, the goats were cute! Loved it and my feta turned out well so doubly pleased. Will do it again!

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