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Basic-Plus Cheese Making Short Course

This 3-day offering is intended for the beginning cheese maker who is serious about pursuing cheese making as a business activity at the farmstead or artisan level. Avid hobbyist & enthusiasts welcome too!

Course Location:
WSU Mt. Vernon
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

The program generally includes:

  • Opportunities and challenges for the Small Scale Cheese Maker

  • Milk sources, composition and quality

  • Steps of the cheese making process

  • Acidity testing and measurements

  • Cheese cultures and enzymes

  • Cheese evaluation

  • Hands on cheese making activity

  • Sanitation

  • Field trip to licensed cheese making facilities


Earlier Event: January 25
Cheesemaker Education Day
Later Event: February 26
Advanced Cheese making Short Course