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Discover: Farmstead Cheese with Shepherd’s Way Farms
September 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm$15.00
Artisan cheesemaking is a rare craft in the United States and sheep milk cheesemaking is even more unusual. Shepherd’s Way Farms, located an hour south of the Twin Cities, is a family-run farm that was among the first farmstead sheep milk cheesemakers in the state when they began making their first cheese, Friesago in 1998.
Today Jodi Ohlsen Read still makes Shepherd’s Way Farms’ award-winning sheep milk cheeses by hand in small batches on the Read family farm.
In this class Jodi will share about what farmstead cheese is and why it is important for our local agricultural and food communities. You’ll take a look into the world of farmstead cheesemaking, learn about the range of styles and flavors, and see how easy it is to make your own ricotta at home in less than an hour. You’ll also enjoy a cheese board featuring of Shepherd’s Way Friesago and Shepherd’s Hope cheeses along with a local brew.
About the Discover Series: This educational happy hour series explores different aspects of sustainable food systems in a fun and casual setting through discussion and a demonstration. This class is sponsored by Shepherd’s Way Farms.