$32 for Three-Hour Parent-Child Cheese-Making Workshop at Standing Stone Farm ($65 Value)

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Participants learn how to milk goats before transforming their milk into mozzarella, butter & cream cheese.

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Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 4-day cancellation notice required or a fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Children must be age 6 and up. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating cheese from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master milk melding with this Groupon.

$32 for a Parent-and-Child Cheese-Making Class ($65 Value)

During three-hour cheese-making workshops, parents and children ages 6 and up learn the step-by-step processes for crafting fresh mozzarella, butter, and cream cheese. The morning or afternoon begins with an introduction to the farm's nubian herd, as each child gets a chance to milk a goat and play with the babies gamboling nearby. Groups then head inside, where they transform the fresh milk into edible dairy products. Workshops begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on select days; see the schedule for specific dates.

For Groupon customers, additional family members can join the workshop for a reduced fee of $20 per person.

Standing Stone Farm

Standing Stone's Paula Butler, whose cheese making was recently featured on PBS, demonstrates Old-World methods of cheese crafting during small classes held at her boutique dairy-goat farm. During beginner cheese-making workshops, Paula spins cow and goat milk into a trio of cheeses, including classic French chèvre, cream cheese, and a mozzarella made in 45 minutes. The all-inclusive cheese-making workshop finds students conjuring the aforementioned cheeses, as well as Greek-style feta and a burrata.

During the summer, while baby goats are finding their legs and frolicking around the farm, Paula hosts parent-and-child classes where kids learn how to make mozzarella and shake hands with goat kids. These upbeat, casual classes take place once or twice a month in the dairy farm's large kitchen with 12–15 students per session. Out on the fields, herds of nubian goats roam free, munching on alfalfa and watching farm-share members pick up their weekly gallon of raw goat milk.

Standing Stone Farm

Standing Stone Farm's Paula Butler, whose cheese making was recently featured on PBS, demonstrates Old-World methods of cheese crafting during small classes held at her boutique dairy-goat farm. During cheese-making workshops, dairy manipulators will learn techniques to create greek feta, marinated feta, classic french chevre, and an easy 45-minute mozzarella, all using farm-fresh goat milk and provided cow's milk. Parched participants in the basic course can sip on complimentary coffee or bring their own alcoholic beverages from home. Upbeat, casual classes take place once or twice a month in the dairy farm's large kitchen with 12–15 students per session. Out on the fields, herds of nubian goats roam free, munching on alfalfa and watching farm-share members pick up their weekly gallon of raw goat milk.

Customer Reviews

lots of fun!!
Kristi C. · August 19, 2012
Already posted on Facebook and hope those I have recommended your class to attend. Now, I have to finish fencing the yard so we can get a goat. My six year old Trent has not stopped talking about getting one since we left. He loved feeding and milking them. He tells everyone about his day. Thank you for a great mother-son day!
Shannon B. · August 1, 2012
This was by far the best Groupon we have ever purchased! It was family friendly and so much fun!! We will definitely go again.
Stacie D. · July 31, 2012

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