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The San Francisco Milk Maid

Cheesemaking & Tasting with The San Francisco Milk Maid

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for entertaining and delicious cheesemaking & tasting fun. Upcoming classes include: Burrata by Hand; Crazy Cheese Fun; DIY Cheesemaking; and Eat, Taste, Learn.

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September 2014


Crazy Cheese Fun with The Milk Maid

Friday, September 12th 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for a one-of-a-kind hands-on cheese tasting class like never before. Unlock the secrets of why chèvre will crumble while Gruyere will bend. See milk being inoculated with good bacteria at the same moment as the effects of good bacteria flood your mouth. Taste the passage of time, the effect of enzymes and the meaning of milk fat all in one bite. This cheese tasting will highlight local cheese favorites while honoring a few Old World masterpieces.

$75 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

East Meets West with Ying Chang Compestine

Friday, September 19th 6:30 – 9:30 pm

A national authority on Asian culture and cuisine, award-winning author and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying is the versatile and prolific author of 20 books, including five cookbooks. She is the host of the popular TV cooking show “New Ideas for Delicious Meals” on Phoenix TV, as the spokesperson for Nestlé Maggi. Ying is also the former spokesperson for Celestial Seasonings.

Frequently sought after by the media, Ying has been featured on numerous national television programs, and is regularly profiled in prestigious news media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post. Named one of "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" by the Author's Show, Ying has contributed to Cooking Light, EatingWell, Self, Men's Health, Christian Science Monitor and many other prestigious national publications.

$95 (includes “Cooking with an Asian Accent” book)

DIY Cheesemaking with The Milk Maid

Saturday, September 27th 1 – 4 pm

Join Louella Hill, The San Francisco Milk Maid, for an afternoon of hands-on cheesemaking fun. In this entertaining and delicious class, you won't just learn how to trick milk into magical curds, you'll also roll up your sleeves and craft your very own fresh cheeses; fromage blanc, fragrant feta and crème fraîche. Class includes easy-to-follow recipes, a take-home cheese project and more home cheesemaking enthusiasm than you even thought possible.

$125 / person

To enroll, call 1.888.651.2003

Attendees are advised to secure long hair, wear comfortable shoes, and bring take-home containers (8-16 oz.) for their freshly made cheeses.