Cheese Basics Workshop

Learn everything you need to start making cheese at home!



2 hours Class size 1 to 24     label $65


In this engaging presentation, through great demonstration, you'll learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese at home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment!

Making your own cheese and yoghurt at home is a handy skill to have – to eat well, save money and create something you'd normally need to buy. It’s a superpower!

There will also be Green Living Australia equipment available for sale on the night (cheese making kits, supplies and equipment, plus copies of Valerie's Book 'Home Cheese Making in Australia').

Please keep in mind this is a demonstration based session. You will not be making the cheese during this session but will be given all the knowledge and access to equipment to start making cheese at home.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
  • A few recipes and step by step guide
  •  Wine on arrival
  •  Tastings of the Mozzarella made during the workshop, plus samples of Quark and Feta (Yummmm!)
  •  Cheesemaking products and kits available for purchase during the workshop

 

What to bring

Just a pen and paper to take notes!

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Valerie Pearson & Joanne Kennard

Valerie Pearson & Joanne Kennard

4.7 (30)
30k

Valerie has been a home cheesemaker and rampant foodie for 25 years and has a passion for fresh, organic, homemade foods. Valerie’s daughter Angie was born with chemical sensitivity in 1988 and this changed their lives forever. After struggling with food labelling laws, Valerie armed herself with the knowledge and skills needed to take back control of her family’s diet! Valerie became a well informed and conscious home cook and cheese connoisseur and delved into the science behind fermented foods. Valerie published her first book, Home Cheese Making in Australia, in 2016 and is currently working on her second book, Sugar-Free Home Preserving.

Joanne has been fortunate to have travelled extensively around the world, gathering a wealth of knowledge and practical hands-on experience in several fields. Using these skills, she has been able to invent a sustainable, energy-efficient, life-changing product, EasyOven. Joanne has created education programs in Design and Technology and the Sciences as well launching a new program in Australia, Unemployed to Self-Employed. All her work promotes employment, encourage Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and encourages a positive behavioural shift in the way our communities live their lives.

Joanne is a member of the following:

  •  UN Global Alliance Clean Cookstoves – Partner
  • ISO TC285 – Clean Cook Stoves (responsible to develop the Australian position for the international standards development process.) Australian expert in this field.
  •  Association for Sustainability in Business – Australia Member
  •  Solar Cookers International – Member

About Green Living Australia
The Green Living Australia business evolved from a need to create homemade, preservative-free, additive-free foods, and chemical-free body products to combat the ever-increasing food allergy and chemical sensitivity within our society. From this, Green Living Australia has built a strong community, providing pure cultures, equipment and education for conscious foodies to fill their dietary requirements and gourmet food cravings or make all-natural body products that are chemical-free and sustainable!




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2056)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Matrisse Watego Jun 2021


Had a great time at this class. Presentation was great, informative and easy to understand.

Michell Greco Jun 2021


Educational evening with easy to follow steps on how to create great cheese and yoghurt.

Maree Anderson May 2021


Tutors were very knowledgeable, demonstration was well explained, and entertaining. Would recommend this to friends.

Sam Morrison May 2021


Great location teacher was fantastic and a great intro class very detailed scientific and in plain language so easy to follow! Thoroughly enjoyed the class well organised and I’m keen to start cheese making! Very inspiring and both teachers were very knowledgeable and passionate!

Cooking workshop review by Sam Morrison

Ben Service May 2021


Very knowledgeable teacher with simple accessible recipes for something that can be very complicated and intimidating.

Tasting of the cheeses and yoghurts was great and a great example of how the finished product turns out.

Willem Meyer May 2021


Extremely knowledgeable presenter and enjoyed all the various topics covered in the course. Samples was delicious.

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Julie Bromley Apr 2021


Valerie was fabulous and very approachable. A great introduction to the subject and both ladies had great ideas about how to ensure success,minimal impact plus actually enjoy the experience of making cheese rather than just making it a chore! Great personal stories.Both Joan and Valerie are an inspiration

Dorje Lama Apr 2021


I would recommended whoever interested join the work shop. Now know more about cheese and its history and also types of cheese.

Cooking workshop review by Dorje Lama

Sue Mar 2021


Thoroughly enjoyed the class. The information was delivered clear & the process in cheese making shown to be relatively easy if you follow the formula & method . Very good value for the information given. Great products sold afterwards that were very affordable with easy to follow instructions. Love that I can follow the company online for further videos if needed when making the cheese I select .

Nathalie Wright Mar 2021


The teacher was very knowledgeable and her co helper was entertaining and had some really great advice and suggestions.

There were samples of delicious cheese to try and a glass of wine was on offer too.

I would recommend this class to give you an insight into yogurt and cheese making.


Elise Parker Mar 2021


I took my mum and two friends and we all had a brilliant time. The teachers were so knowledgeable and engaging, and very funny. We loved the opportunity to try the cheeses, and to see the merchandise up close and speak to the teachers afterwards.
Would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking for a fun night out or to feel inspired to learn a new skill (or just drink wine, learn some things and eat some cheese).

Harmony Sanderson Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This is a cheese spectating class. Not interactive at all, no “making” involved except for the teacher. This is basically a really long demonstration. Really not sure why watching cheese being made for 2 hours with a tiny sampling of two types of cheese and quince paste cost $65 pp. Pretty disappointing.

Jane Lawrence Jan 2021


I thoroughly enjoyed the cheese making class. The 2 instructors were very welcoming and chatty and gave a great demonstration and answered all questions thoroughly. I came home enthusiastic to start my cheese making journey.

Camilla Wundke Jan 2021


Your presentation was both Informative and enjoyable, we can’t wait to start experimenting and lean more.

Ivan Nov 2020


The instructors were great, cheese and yogurt were delicious. It was a very informative class overall and my friends and I had a great time. Looking forward to putting what we've learned into practice at home!

Samantha Parker Nov 2020


Really great class! The teachers are just so lovely, engaging, funny and very knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time (there were 4 in my group) and left the night feeling enlightened and excited to get our gear home and start making yoghurt and cheese ourselves!

Highly recommend :)

Devon Roach Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Clear information. Well organised and made cheese making/ yoghurt making very doable well done team!

Carolyn Kimberley Aug 2020


The teacher was very knowledgeable and the team were so friendly.
It was a very enjoyable evening my daughter and I can’t wait to start making our own cheese. I loved that they welcomed us to call them at anytime if we are having difficulty it makes me feel supported for when I try it myself

Brenda Harvey Jul 2020


I really enjoyed the class easy to understand learnt heaps about cheese and that it’s easy to make

Emily Attridge Jul 2020


It was a great intro to cheese and yoghurt making. Sampled some cheeses and yoghurts to really get interested in making our own :-)

Cheese Basics Workshop review by Emily Attridge

Katrina Rivers Jul 2020


Very knowledgeable teachers and and informative, interesting and fun workshop. The cheese samples were delicious and I can’t wait to make my own at home!

Chris Giust Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Engaging presenter, great demonstration and loads of interaction with group. Interesting information but only criticism is perhaps too much technical info for such a short presentation. The kits hook and gear on offer seemed like tremendous Value - due to social distancing and amount of people wanting to purchase will follow up on line

Claire Prior Mar 2020


The class was informative. I thought it would be more hands on. Seating was a little awkward and hard to see.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to listen too.

Cinnamon Eacott Mar 2020


Valerie was extremely knowledgeable and broke down the elements of cheese making into simple easy to understand parts. We all enjoyed eating all the samples and everyone in our group went home with cheese making kits excited to try on our own.

Ema Velosa Mar 2020


Both Val and Joanne were great.
Val was knowledgeable, informative and engaging.
I attended with my daughter. We both had a great night.
Thank you

Martine Lakey Mar 2020


There was a lot of information in the workshop which at times felt a little overwhelming. However, our experience was positive and we are looking forward to putting what we learnt into practice.

Lenore Eggins Mar 2020


Interesting workshop
Knowledgeable teacher
Great products reasonably priced
Value for money
Recommend to others
Keen to attend more

Tara King Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


So interesting, I loved it so much I bought the starter pack, I enjoy learning new things and the trainers were so knowledgeable.

Juliette Precians Jan 2020


Great class which very informative and fun! Valerie is exceptionally knowledgeable surrounding food and especially cheese. The class was a good size and the tastings were delicious, as well as a wine on arrival which was great!

Debbie Tidswell Jan 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Learnt about basic cheese making . Interesting and informing but need to buy her kit to make the cheese
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