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Backyard Skills Workshop: Cheesemaking
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
San Juan Capistrano, CA
We love cheese, but we love being a cheesemaker even more - become one in this DIY workshop! Cheesemaking is a unique trade skill that dates back thousands of years. Not just to please our taste buds, cheese was made as a way to add nutritional value, economical value, and preserve different types of milk - cow, goat, sheep being the most common. In this workshop, learn how the process of turning milk into delicious cheese is quite simple. Understand ingredients, techniques, tools and how to get started. You’re already a cheesemaker? Even better! Come sharpen your craft and learn skills around culturing, draining, and ripening cheeses.
Why make cheese at home instead of buying it from the store? When you choose homemade cheese, you choose to reduce your energy and resource consumption by eliminating the environmental costs of processing, packaging, refrigerating and transporting . Another benefit, you can taste the difference by the freshness of homemade cheese! Plus, you eliminate preservatives, stabilizers, other artificial ingredients and the plastic wrap that store-bought cheese must contain in order to sit on the shelf for months. Did we mention, making your own cheese is cheap, fun, and oh yeah, delicious. Learn the basics of making cheese today!
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The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to create a healthy and abundant future for all of Orange County. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to our day-to-day lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.