Without cheese, macaroni would have no friends, and humans would never know what the moon tastes like. Celebrate curd culture with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $69 for a two-hour mozzarella- and blue-cheese-making class for one person (a $145 value)
- $109 for the class for two people (a $290 value)
- $189 for the class for four people (a $580 value)
During each two-hour class, groups of up to 20 students learn the art and science of DIY cheese making. Each guest makes 1 pound of mozzarella cheese and a 1-pound wheel of blue cheese to take home and age in the fridge. Classes generally take place on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call River Valley Cheese for scheduling specifics.
River Valley Cheese
Licensed cheese artisan Julie Steil and her husband Rob once crafted cheeses as a part-time hobby, until encouragement from those who had tasted the results prompted them to turn the delectable pastime into a full-time passion. Today, the Steils manage their own herd of goats and cows who lead pampered lives on the couple's 20-acre farm, where a diet of alfalfa, blackberry thickets, and chocolate syrup yield better-tasting milk. The Steils create different cheeses in small batches, ranging from a semihard cheese bathed in raspberry port to a raw milk tomme bathed in Naughty Nellie ale from Pike Brewery. Landing River Valley Cheese on Sunset magazine's list of the Top 100 Cultural Trends Shaping the West, Julie and Rob also share their love of fromage fashioning at hands-on cheese-making classes, where attendees can learn to create their own wheels of fresh and aged cheeses, instead of relying on the questionable quality of the cheeses peddled by door-to-door sales cows.