January 20, 2016

Cheese Making Is Subject Of Cherry Grove Farm Classes

Cherry Grove Farm on Route 206, Lawrenceville, is offering three courses this spring on making cheese.

First is Ricotta Lunch, an introduction to cheese-making. Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make at home. Participants will create a lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert using the cheese made in class, and will take home materials and recipes to use at home. The classes are February 13, March 12, and April 10 at 11 a.m. The cost is $70.

Next is Mozzarella from Scratch, on February 20, March 19, and April 16, at noon. Participants will learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration, and then stretch fresh curd into fresh mozzarella balls. The class ends with a cheese tasting and comparison between fresh and aged Cherry Grove Farm cheeses. Students leave with their fresh mozzarella and a class folder full of materials and recipes to use at home. The cost is $70.

Call (609) 895-1502 for information and registration. Cherry Grove Farm is at 3200 Lawrenceville Road (Route 206).