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 today’s Groupon to Standing Stone Nubians in Gallatin. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a two-hour beginner’s cheese-making workshop for two (a $110 value).
- For $150, you get a full-day cheese-making workshop for two, including lunch (a $300 value).
Standing Stone’s Paula Butler, whose cheese-making was recently featured on PBS, leads participants through Old World methods of cheese crafting during small classes held at her boutique dairy-goat farm. During beginner cheese-making workshops, dairy manipulators use bingo-ball cages to spin cow’s and goat’s milk into a trio of cheeses, including classic French chèvre, fromage blanc, 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. Full-day apprentices can break for a lunch of artisanal cheeses, breads, and charcuterie, and students in any class can bring bottles of wine or old-timey bonnets to complement rustic bites. These upbeat, casual classes take place once or twice a month in the dairy farm’s large kitchen with 12–15 students per session.
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.