Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cheesemaking Class!

 We're excited about our upcoming Cheesemaking Class! The morning session is sold out, so we've added an afternoon session which might just be perfect for all you non-farming late risers;), or for those coming from Orange County. If you drive East over the 91 or the Ortega Hwy, you'll have to go right through Temecula before getting off the freeway to Rainbow. The Temecula farmers' market is a lot of fun; and in the same neighborhood is Temecula Olive Oil Company's olive tasting bar right there in Old Town. So consider leaving early enough to hit both of those, then head over to Morning Song Farm for our 1:00 cheesemaking class. Temecula Olive Oil Company is owned by a local olive farmer and they showcase their amazing just-pressed oils in their little shop on Front Street. They also have olive oil soaps, and most of the time even have a few potted olive trees for sale.

Here's the link to our cheesemaking class: http://www.meetup.com/Morning-Song-Farm-Cheese-Making/

Here's a copyblock of our Meetup Cheesemaking Listing:
Come on out to Morning Song Farm for the first of a series of cheese making classes. A series of three classes, you can choose all three or just one. Each class will be held the third Saturday of the month starting October 20. The morning session for October 20th is sold out, but we've just added an afternoon class, and no other date's sessions have sold out.  Get a chance to meet the farm’s beautiful Nigerian dairy goats, pet the babies, and join in a 9:00 sharp milking demonstration. (Our goats don’t like to wait around for anyone;) Bring a crunchy granola bar or two and you’ll be everyone’s best friend, especially Carl The Herd Leader who eats anything but really gets excited if it’s crunchy.



We’ve teamed up with veteran cheese maker Virginia Masters who has been exploring and teaching all things cheesy for 10 years. Among her many other interests, Virginia loves animals and volunteers with a horse, dog and kitten rescue group.  She’s enthusiastic about imparting her cheese making knowledge to anyone, young and old alike. Cheese making is somewhat of a lost art and Virginia insists it’s surprisingly easy to learn considering how expensive some cheeses can be. She provides all the materials for cheese making including recipes; and every student gets to take recipes and finished cheeses home with them at the end of the class.



So come enjoy the fall weather at beautiful Morning Song Farm and experience how gratifying it is to make your own cheeses. We will also have a mini farmer’s market with cheese making kits for our guests.



October 20: Basic Cheese Making.

We will make feta and chevre  from goat milk. Participants will take home the cheese they make.

November 17th: Mozzarella.

Participants will make mozzarella from cow’s milk. We will grill pizza made with the fresh cheese.



December: 15th: The Gift Of Cheese.

We will make mozzarella and chevre and decorate for giving as a gift. Participants will make brie to take home and wrap for baking on New Year’s Eve.

 

Classes will repeat starting January 19th.

 

Tuition: $65 per class per person. Payment and reservations can made by a quick email here if you have a CSA account with Morning Song Farm, or make your reservation and payment right on Meetup!

 

 Directions from Orange County:

Either: A) 5 south to 76 (or 78 which is a little further but a bigger freeway) either way go EAST to the I-15. Go NORTH on I-15 and get off on Mission Road. At the end of the ramp, make a RIGHT. Go 100 feet or so, and Mission Road deadends at Old 395/Stearling Road. Make a LEFT there, and go a couple miles and make your first right at Rainbow Glen Road, which takes you under the freeway overpass. Rainbow Glen Road is very curvy, boasting one of the sharpest hair pins in the nation. Take it slow. At the crest of the hill, you'll enjoy a view in the little Rainbow Glen Road agricultural valley. MSF is one of the first farms in the valley, on your left.

B) If you live in NORTH OC, you might want to take 91 east and I-15 south. Get off on Rainbow Valley Blvd. At the end of the ramp, take a RIGHT over the freeway, and at the stop sign make a RIGHT on Old 395. Make your first RIGHT at Rainbow Glen Road and follow directions above from the smily face.



From Riverside County: Take I-15 south and follow directions same as from North OC above from I-15 on.



From San Diego County: Take I-15 NORTH and get off on Mission Road. At the end of the ramp make a RIGHT onto Mission Road, which deadends in 100 feet. AT the deadend, make a LEFT at Old 395/Stearling Road, and another LEFT at Rainbow Glen Road, and follow the directions from the smily face above from there.

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