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Homemade Butter, Yoghurt and Several Cheeses

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Start Date and Time:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

9:00 am
Finish Date and Time (Approx):

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

1:45 pm


1/2 Day


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Homemade Butter, Yoghurt and Several Cheeses

Afternoon Cookery Classes begin at 2PM, however please try to be at cookery school for 1:45PM.

Guests will get a copy of all recipes and tastings of all dishes at the end of the demonstration. Please note you will be joining our main student body for this demonstration.

Details of Recipes to be demonstrated are published approximately 2 weeks in Advance.

The idea has somehow developed that it is difficult to make butter, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products at home. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Sign up for this morning course (which includes a light lunch after the demonstration) and you will come away knowing how to make a long list of delicious dairy products including homemade butter, yoghurt, cottage cheese, coeur a la crème, labneh, paneer, and a simple farmhouse cheese. You’ll also discover how added flavour can be achieved with fresh herbs and fruit.

Butter and cheese making is definitely one of those simple but deeply satisfying kitchen crafts not only that deserves to be resurrected but can also provide additional income or a vibrant business.  Students who would like to learn how to milk a cow can join us at 8.15am (please let us know you're on your way though!) when we milk our Jersey cows and separate the milk and cream

“I was really impressed with the whole process.  I learned loads and was off the following day making my yoghurt.” Student feedback

What you’ll learn about

  • Understand the process of Buttermaking and Cheesemaking.
  • How to make a simple dripped youghurt cheese at home.
  • The importance of sourcing the best ingredients for the best results

Course elements

  • Students who would like to learn how to milk a cow can join us at 8.15am (please let us know beforehand though!) when we milk our Jersey cows and separate the milk and cream
  • A demonstration session, showing how dishes are prepared from scratch, with overhead mirrors and two monitors showing close-up handiwork. Teachers share a wealth of knowledge through their expert tips and techniques. 
  • A light lunch is provided at the end of the demonstration.

Good to know

•    A pack of the recipes will be provided for your ongoing reference 
•    Our Shop will be open for further inspiration: cookery books, equipment and select ingredients
•    We run this course several times a year

The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 WeekCertificate Course is run three times a year, with courses beginning in January,April or May, and September.

The course is aimed at anyone with a passionate interest in food. Many of our students use the course as a springboard to become a professional chef; others use it to equip themselves with a marketable skill.

Others still take the course simply to maximize the pleasure they get from cooking at home.

Students develop a deep and detailed understanding of food and how it is produced. The emphasis is on recognising the best ingredients and knowing how to showcase them.

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