Learn to make cheese
When Chester Garcia and Matt Branagan set up Sydney’s Work-Shop in June 2013, their mission was simple: to help people unleash their creativity, and to offer short creative courses that didn’t cost a week’s pay. Their Melbourne hub in Fitzroy offers cheese classes that let budding cheesemongers get their hands dirty learning the ins and outs of milk, yoghurts and cheeses. Prepare yourself for plenty of taste tests!
Essential cheese making tips
“You need to be a stickler for cleanliness, sanitise every utensil you’re going to use with boiling water or a food-safe sanitiser.”
“Your cheese is only as good as your milk. Use non-homogenised, whole milk for the best cheese. Milk from Great Ocean Road Dairy and Fitzroy’s St David St are easily available.”“If you make a mistake in your cheese making process, go through with the steps. You might just get a great cheese out of your accidents.”
Or, head to these cheese shops
Even if you're lactose intolerant, it's hard not to love cheese – think about how much better it makes just about every meal (nachos without cheese? No thanks). Check out our favourite places to pick up a wedge or a wheel or two.