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    Red Gable Cheese LLC

Sparta, TN



Who knew such little milk could make such great cheese? This workshop is dedicated to the one gallon wonders. Each of the four cheeses we'll cover in this workshop make an impressive cheese with around a gallon of milk.


After covering the basics of cheese making and the equipment required, we'll dive into making four distinctly different cheeses. The July 13th class covers two goat milk cheeses and two cow's milk cheeses. The September 14th class covers four cow's milk cheeses.


The September 14th class will cover cow's milk Squeaky Curds, Fromage Blanc, Double Cream Camembert and a specialty bloomy rind cheese button enclosed in Tennessee whisky infused spruce strips. Yum!

Cost of workshop includes hands on instruction, detailed recipes, refreshments and lunch.

Scheduled Dates:  Done for the Season!


Price Per Person Per Day:  $135.00


One Gallon Wonders! With Cow & Goat Milks


Moooo-Exploring Cow's Milk Cheese


Perfect for the curious cheese foodie or the beginning cheese maker, this class explores the basic's of making cheese with an emphasis on setting up your kitchen and review of equipment followed by a fast paced hands-on  class exploring the different techniques required to make Feta, Fromage Blanc-a rich cream cheese style cheese, the popular bloomy rind cheese Double Cream Camembert and Tasty Tidbits- a pressed washed curd /rind cheese button that presents beautifully on a cheese plate.


You'll see these cheeses at various stages of development and learn techniques that will give you the confidence to follow the recipes. And best of all, these delicious recipes are all tested with high grade store bought milk or can be made from your own farm fresh milk-so you will be able to make them at home.


Price includes hands on instruction, detailed recipes, lunch & refreshments.


Price Per Person: $135.00

Scheduled Class Date:   Done for the Season!


Mix It Up! A Celebration of Goat & Cow Milk Cheese


Our most popular public class last year, this workshop combines goat & cow's milk cheeses into a fast paced day in the cheese kitchen. After reviewing the basic's of cheese making and the equipment required, we'll dive into a full day of making curds! 

This class will cover cow's milk Feta and the infamous midwest cheese staple of Squeaky Curds along with goat milk Cabecou-the soft goat cheese button marinated in different flavored olive oils and Valencay's-a pyramid shaped bloomy rind cheese.


This workshop is a great overall class for beginning or intermediate cheese makers. Not only will you increase your appreciation for cheese but you'll gain the confidence to test newly found cheese making skills at home.  Price of class includes instruction, detailed recipes, lunch & refreshments.


Price per Person: $135.00

Scheduled Date:   Done for the Season!


"I Ain't Got No Cave, Man" (Or Woman!)


Sometimes people just want to explore the world of cheese without investing too many dollars in equipment.  A "cave"-generally a beverage or wine refrigerator used to age cheese is one of those items that some might want to delay spending money on until their cheese hobby becomes a full fledge habit.

Sooooo, here's the workshop for you! We'll explore four distinctly delicious cheeses that do not require an aging cave. And, as an added bonus, each is relatively light on equipment and supplies required to make the cheese.  During a full day of hands on instruction, we'll explore two cow's milk cheeses and two goat milk cheeses.

First up is Feta. Stored in a brine solution, it's not only super tasty but a great value for your money and it keeps in a brine solution for months. Next is Squeaky Curds. If you're from the midwest, you know these are a staple on the cheese scene and the instant gratification of making them and immediately consuming the "squeak" is hard to beat.  On the goat milk side, we'll make goat milk Bells- a lightly pressed washed curd cheese. And, last but not least, the classic goat milk Chevre including Chevre buttons.

This workshop is designed for the  curious foodie beginning their cheese making journey. Price of instruction includes hands on instruction, detailed recipes, refreshments and lunch.

Price Per Person: $135.00 

Scheduled Date:  Done for the Season!


Celebrating with Cheese-The Gift of Artisan Cheese

This cheese workshop is designed for the person who wants to give homemade cheese as a gift or simply wants to have a beautiful artisan cheese plate for special occasions. In addition to detailed recipes, a time line is provided for starting each of the four cheese recipes so that your gift basket or cheese plate is ready to go on a specific date. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, weddings, birthdays or anniversaries.


During the class, you will learn how to make four cow's milk cheeses that are distinctly different and present beautifully as a gift or on a cheese plate. Together, we will make Coeur de Beurres-a beautiful heart shaped bloomy rind cheese,  Fromage Blanc-a really rich cream cheese flavored with different herbs and spices, Tasty Tidbits-my own pressed washed curd and washed rind cheese (think Havarti style cheeses) and European style Munster made in beautiful basket cheese moulds. 


Price of class includes hands on instruction, detailed recipes, lunch & refreshments.


Price Per Person:   $135.00


Scheduled Dates: October 12th & October 26th, 2019






All Things Goat! It's So Much More Than Chevre

When I tell people that I make goat cheese, they often think solely about fresh chevre-the soft goat cheese that restuarants put on salads and is available in plastic packages at the grocery store. But there's so much more to offer in goat milk cheese. 


In this class, we explore four different styles of goat cheese including Mini Maures-my take on a log shaped bloomy rind cheese (think the style of brie or camembert but with goat milk), Cabecou-a soft goat button cheese marinated in different flavored olive oils, Tasty Goat Tidbits-pressed and herb infused washed rind cheese buttons, and yes, the classic chevre including beautiful chevre buttons. It's a full day of all things goat!


Designed for the basic and intermediate cheese maker, this class is perfect for the curious cheese foodie or individuals with access to farm fresh goat milk. We'll review the basics of cheese making, equipment required and then plunge into making cheese. Plan on a full day of hands-on learning. Price includes instruction, detailed recipes, lunch & refreshments. 

Price Per Person:  $135.00

Scheduled Dates:  Done for the Season!

The Informatively Fun and Wickedly Amusing Artisan Cheese & Craft Beer Primer


For this cheese and beer primer workshop, we've teamed up with our friends at Calfkiller Brewing Company to provide a full day of instruction in the art of cheese making and the world of artisan craft beer. The pairing of our companies who's respective slogans are "Learning to Make Cheese is Fun" and "unparalled drinkability, paradoxically balanced by uncompromised complexity" let's you know up front you're in for a fast paced day of humorous cheese and beer making education.

We'll start the day learning to make three distinctly different cheeses in our cheese kitchen at Red Gable Farm. Then we'll hop (get it? pun intended!) over to the Calfkiller Brewing Company for a tour of their brewery topped off with a cheese and craft beer pairing extravaganza. How much better a day could a curious foodie ask for?

Workshop price includes hands on cheese instruction for three cheeses we choose when you book the class, detailed recipes, lunch and refreshments at Red Gable Cheese Workshop followed by a Calfkiller Brewing Company tour including a cheese and beer tasting. You also get a Calfkiller tasting glass! Participants must be 21 years or older.

Price Per Person: $135.00

Available as a Private Class Only-Minimum of 5 People/Maximum 8 people