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Farm Store
Open Daily
8 am - 7 pm
411 Main Road
Gill, MA 01354

Clifford Hatch
413 863 2297

Sorrel Hatch
413 863 4431


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Cheese-making Workshops

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cheesemaking 101

A good introduction to the cheese making process and how to make simple cheeses at home. Cheeses may include: Camembert, Farmer's Cheese (i.e., Chevre or Cream Cheese), Brie, and Blue. Hands-on focus on the basic framework of cheese making with discussion of how to branch out into alpine and cheddar types. Beginner oriented. Cost: $125.00

Classes fill up quickly. Use this Form to register.

Classes are taught at 411 Main Road, Gill, site of Upinngil's Farm Store and Dairy. The farm will provide a simple lunch of bread and cheese; participants are welcome to bring something to share.
Participants should wear footwear suitable for standing on wet floors, hair restraints, and smooth clothing (no fuzzy sweaters).

Clifford Hatch leading a cheese-making workshop Clifford Hatch brings more than twenty years of experience to his workshops for beginning to advanced cheesemakers. In each workshop, participants will learn to determine the quality of milk, to discern what kinds of milk are appropriate for each type of cheese, and to choose what kind of bacteria to use as a starter for each cheese. We cover as many cheeses as possible during the time allotted, but if you are interested in learning to make a particular kind, let Cliff know of your interest at the start of the day. We supply fresh milk for the cheese-making process, but those who wish to work with the milk of their own animals may bring 2 gallons of milk on the day of the workshop.

cheese making at upinngil farm