Cheese Making Workshop

A full day event including lunch

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10am – 4.30pm Thursdays in September and October. This event is capped at six attendees.

Your event includes: 

  • Introduction to cheese making with our cheese makers 
  • Practical cheese making sessions using pasteurised milk 
  • One soft cheese and one pressed cheese to take home
  • Farm tour including seeing the cows (bring outdoor clothing and footwear)
  • Cheese store tour 
  • Cheese tasting 
  • Refreshments and lunch 
  • Face coverings must be worn in indoor areas

This is a hands-on cheese making workshop where you’ll learn how to make two types of cheese in a group of no more than six people.  Led by one of our two cheese making experts, Stephen and Alina, this is a fascinating introduction to the magic of cheese making.  You’ll learn a quick way to make soft cheese which can be easily replicated at home.  You’ll also make a pressed cheese, following the steps we use to make The Ethical Dairy cheeses, which you will then mature at home.  In total you'll make around 1kg of cheese to take home.

Cheese making involves periods of time when you pause and let nature take its course. During these times we will schedule experiences that will give you a broader insight into our farm and our own cheese making process.  You’ll go on a quick tour of the farm, you’ll have the opportunity to see our cheese store, where we will show you what to look out for as your own pressed cheese matures, and you’ll enjoy a cheese tasting experience.  

The cost of the workshop is £95 for one person using a single workstation. For couples wishing to attend this event together we can offer two different options:

  • Work together on a single workstation to make one batch of cheese. The cost for two people working together is £130. To book, please book a single workstation and contact us to let us know you wish to add an additional person to your booking.
  • Work on individual workstations to make two different batches of cheese to mature at home. Our cheese makers will show you how to create different cheeses, for example one person could make a blue cheese and the other a cheddar style. To book this option, please book two workstations (£95 per person).

Essential Information

Please be aware, as a working food production area entry to the cheese store is at the discretion of our staff.  For hygiene and food safety reasons you must declare any recent illness to our team. 

Your cheeses will be made with pasteurised milk.  You will take your soft cheese home with you the same day. Your pressed cheese can either be collected the following day or couriered to your home for an additional £5. 

This full day event includes lunch and it takes place in the Activity Barn at Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre, a large, well ventilated area which previously housed our indoor cafe. This space has now been repurposed to allow physically distanced experiences with participants spaced 2m apart. Face coverings must be worn in indoor areas. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

This event includes some walking on rough farm roads and climbing some internal stairs. If you have accessibility requirements please contact us before booking to discuss. We are happy to recommend local accommodation providers should you wish to stay overnight in the local area. 

Please Note: All bookings must be made by 5pm two days in advance of the scheduled event. Cheese Making Workshops require a minimum of four participants to run. If the date you select does not reach four bookings we will contact you by phone to reschedule or make other arrangements.

Book online with our sister company Cream o' Galloway

£95.00