Registration Open for 2013 WSU Cheesemaking Short Courses

I've said this before but it's worth saying again - If you’re interested in learning more about the ins and outs of how cheese is made – and especially if you have an idea that you’d like to start making and selling cheese – Washington State University is the place to go. I especially recommend the Basic Cheesemaking Short Course for beginners…more than just an average how-to, this course demonstrates the intricate complexities of the cheesemaking process. Many, many current professional artisan cheesemakers in the Pacific Northwest have taken a WSU courses at one point in their cheese careers.

Basic Plus Cheesemaking  February 19-21, 2013 in Chehalis, WA

Intended as a beginning course for those interested in making and selling cheese; serious hobbyists are welcome as well. Includes lots of hands-on activities as well as tours of local cheese plants. Cost is $529, additional charge if you register after Feb. 5th.

Advanced Cheesemaking  March 5-7, 2013 in Pullman, WA

Designed for experienced cheesemakers, managers and/or plant supervisors. Instruction provided by leaders in cheesemaking and dairy community. Includes hands-on cheesemaking at WSU Creamery. Cost is $739, additional charge if you register after Feb. 5th.

Pasteurization Workshop  April 3-4th, 2013 in Pullman, WA

Covers vat and basic HTST pasteurization systems, with additional discussion on other types of systems. Designed for plant operators, suppliers and those who supply milk to the industry; includes hands-on instruction at WSU Creamery. Cost is $289, additional charge if you register after March 3rd.

For more information and to register online see the website here, or contact Cathy Blood at blood@wsu.edu.

Washington State University Cheesemaking Classes For 2011

Washington State University CreameryWashington State University Creamery will be sponsoring several upcoming cheesemaking workshops. The first is a three day Basic Cheesemaking Short Course February 16-18th in Lynden, Washington. The three day course will cover issues ranging from milk and milk quality, cheesemaking and troubleshooting and regulatory issues involved in setting up a cheese plant of your own. Instructor Marc Bates, former head of the WSU Creamery in Pullman, will be leading the course; he is well known for his decades long involvement with the artisan cheese community in the region. The early registration rate for this workshop is $529. For more info see the full description here.

The second course, an Advanced Cheesemaking Shortcourse, will be held March 15-17th, 2011 at WSU Creamery in Pullman, Washington. This course is designed for experienced cheesemakers, supervisory, management, quality control and marketing personnel from commercial/industrial plants. Instruction is provided from leaders in the cheese industry community. This is an advanced class so it is recommended that you have some experience in cheesemaking or have attended a basic cheesemaking class as prerequisite. Cost for this workshop is $789 (early registration rate). For more info see the full description here.

On April 20-21st, 2011, WSU Creamery presents its Pasteurization Workshop. This course will cover vat and basic HTST systems. Additional discussions on magnetic flow timed systems and systems with auxiliary equipment are included. Hands-on activities are conducted in the WSU Creamery Facilities. Course is suggested for plant operators, maintenance personnel, quality personnel, management and suppliers to the industry. Register now to receive the early registration rate of $289. For more info see the full description here.

If you're interested in learning more about the ins and outs of how cheese is made - and especially if you have an idea that you'd like to start making and selling cheese - WSU is the place to go. I especially recommend the Basic Cheesemaking Short Course for beginners...more than just an average how-to, this course demonstrates the intricate complexities of the cheesemaking process. Many, many current professional artisan cheesemakers in the Pacific Northwest have taken a WSU courses at one point in their cheese careers.

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