Discover the exciting world of cheesemaking with award-winning artisanal cheesemaker Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy in this fun, hands-on, full-day workshop.
Working with a variety of fresh, local milks, Ruth will guide participants through the fundamentals of cultured cheeses, starting with yogurt, and including ricotta, paneer, cheese curds, pressed farmer’s cheese, and the fundamentals of the cheddaring process over the course of this full-day class.
Each will leave with a portion of cheeses made in class, and the workshop includes a light lunch including a selection of Monforte cheeses, soup and cold cuts. This is a unique opportunity to discuss the many ins and outs of cheesemaking with a master of the craft.
Ruth Klahsen is living proof of how an individual can have a transformative effect on local food systems. After 25 years as a professional chef, she embarked on an adventure that would see her become one of Canada’s most celebrated cheesemakers. Through innovative use of Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) fundraising, Ruth established Monforte Dairy as an innovative and award-winningly delicious model of microproduction, sustainable farming and just food.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.