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Fri, Jul 07


Hood River

Cheese Making

Join Food Scientist Michelle McCafferty for an evening of cheese making and tasting!

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Cheese Making
Cheese Making

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Hood River, 1545 Osprey Dr, Hood River, OR 97031, USA


About the event

In this class you will learn how to make fresh cheese at home! Students will learn the fundamentals of cheesemaking including the difference between acidification and fermentation. Students will make two types of cheese; queso fresco and mozzarella both of which will be taken home. In addition to the fun hands on, we will also discover and learn about the world of cheese by tasting our way from soft cheeses to hard cheeses.

This class is open ot all ages. Minors must be accompanied with an adult.

Chef Bio

Born and raised in Parkdale, Chef Michelle has always loved helping grandma in the kitchen after school. Those days of flour coated cheeks and steamy pots on the stove inspired her to love all things food. Chef Michelle attended Oregon State University, graduating with a degree in Animal Science and Food Technology. Her focus on animal food products has given her the knowledge and experience of meat, dairy and food science. 

After college, Chef Michelle worked at a large food manufacturing company in production, supplier and R&D roles. This experience allowed Chef Michelle to travel the world and experience cuisines and cooking techniques that were previously unknown.

Chef Michelle currently works at a local fruit packing house here in Hood River and has just completed her Master's degree in Food Science from Washington State University. 


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