Cheesemaking - From Lemon Cheese to Brasstown Cheese

Cheesemaking - From Lemon Cheese to Brasstown Cheese with Gary Colles

Learn how to make 5 cheeses in 5 days! Each day will feature a new recipe, and we’ll work our way from simpler cheese to more complex. Start with lemon cheese, followed by feta, cream cheese, and mozzarella. For a little taste of the Folk School at home, finish up your week with Brasstown cheese. Spend the mornings with demonstrations and instruction and bring your questions to our afternoon Q&A.

The capacity for this class is 24 students. This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online.

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

For 96 years, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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The class will meet for five days on the dates below. Each day starts with a 120-minute live demonstration session at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 15:00 UTC and meets again for a 30-min check in at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC. The first session is on February 6.
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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST
Cheesemaking - From Lemon Cheese to Brasstown Cheese
Gary Colles

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the materials kit fees which are non-refundable.

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Gary Colles

Gary Colles

Gary, known as The Cheese Guy, began making artisan cheese at home after eating "half his weight" in Stilton cheese in pubs across England, Ireland, and Scotland while he and his wife toured castles and gardens on vacation years ago. Following training by noted experts in Michigan and Canada, he has been teaching cheesemaking classes for more than a decade now. Gary enjoys showing students how to use common kitchen equipment to turn milk into "cheese magic."

Students Say

Alice on February 24, 2021


Mary S. on February 20, 2021

Very good

Kovell T. on February 20, 2021


Kathy M. on February 19, 2021

The class was great and I am ready to add cheesemaking to my skill set with lots more practice. This was a good start to the skill as I have only made mozzarella before with mixed results. I feel much more confident in trying to make cheese again. The cheeses I made during this class turned out really yummy !

Verified Student on February 19, 2021

GREAT! I feel comfortable making my own cheese now.

Richard B. on February 19, 2021

Excellent and enjoyable. Mr. Colles covered all the necessary basics clearly, made sure that our questions and problems were fully answered, kept our interest with helpful background information and power points, and was a genial, engaging, and supportive host to the class.

Bettie M. on February 19, 2021

Excellent. Exceeded expectations. Instructor very knowledgeable and personable. Loved the entire experience!

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