Without cheese, sandwich meat would get lonely and rappers would use the term "fungible retainer of value" as an epithet for the word "money." Put your money where your mouth is with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a day-long cheddar cheese-making class from Rich’s Cheese at Colorado Free University (an $80 value). Classes take place on Saturday October 29, December 3, and February 11 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students can return to wax finished cheeses the Wednesday after each class at 7 p.m.
Rich McGaughey arms eager pupils with all the knowledge, ingredients, and tools necessary to craft and take home a 2-pound wheel of cheddar. The nutty aromas of samples of house-made hard cheeses waft through the air as students use a cheese press to extract moisture from curds. A provided lunch, a stir-fry of fresh queso blanco, fuels culinary endeavors. During the class, Rich explains how students can coolly age their finished cheddar by modifying a mini fridge or sneaking it into the backpack of an arctic explorer. The following Wednesday, newly seasoned dairy experts encase their masterpiece in wax for long-term storage. Though not included in this Groupon, Rich’s cheese-making kits arm committed cheese makers with the ingredients and instructions to make 50 pounds of soft and hard cheese at home.
7653 E 1st Pl.
Denver, Colorado 80230