I went to a cheese course!!!! I can't stop telling everyone. As a foodie who loves loves cheese, this is somewhat a dream come true for me. I chanced upon a little sign for a one day cheese making course and I absolutely had to go!!! So excited.
Upon arrival, there were samples of the cheeses that we were going to make all laid out for us to try!! In order, the pictures are of mascarpone (and yes those black specks you see are from a vanilla pod!), feta, and my absolute favourite, camembert.
Mmmm...goey, creamy, camembert...
We also learnt how to make quarg (cream cheese), and yoghurt, but I was too busy eating that I kinda forgot to take photos of those. *sheepish*
Morning tea was also provided, and the lovely Susan baked little yummy cheesecakes...
...that we promptly smothered in strawberries and mascarpone. hehe.
Lunch consisted of spinach and ricotta cannelloni, with ricotta that we'd MADE THAT MORNING!!!!!!!! How awesome is that?? This is what I call instant gratification!
There was also a grilled chicken and haloumi salad that was so good, when I went back for seconds all the haloumi was gone!!!! (Well, there were a couple of pieces, but there was no way that I could get at them without being very unslightly and rather uncivilised.)
And a Greek Salad with feta that we were learning how to make. =)
It was so exciting learning the cheese making process! Cheese making does take a good part of your day, so it takes a while in that sense, but IT'S SO EASY!!
And so pretty. Look at the pretty camembert settling in their hoops.
Isn't it just poetry in motion?
And the cheese cloth straining with the weight of creamy mascarpone just gets me so excited that I want to run around the room like a child on a sugar high. Cheese high. Food high. Heheheheheheheheheehhehe.
Isn't it just absolutely GORGEOUS????? Oh what a thing of beauty!!
I swear I'm never buying cheese again. Unless it's blue. Or crumbly. Cause I can't make those. Ok, I'm never buying soft cheeses again!!
Oh, and we got to bring home a wheel of camembert, a container of feta, containers of mascarpone and yoghurt! Swag!
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