Cheese Making Course

 Cheese course 2018

will be held (during the week of the MPO’s National Congress)

on 11-12 September 2018 at

Mentorskraal, Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

DAY 1

08:00—10:30
Theory—cheese and fermented products
Practical—feta

10:30-11:00—TEA

11:00-13:00
Practical—feta
Practical—yoghurt

13:00-14:00—LUNCH

14:00-16:00
Practical—feta
Practical—maas and buttermilk

DAY 2

08:00-10:30
Practical—maas, buttermilk, cottage cheese & yoghurt
Practical—halloumi

10:30-11:00—TEA

11:00-13:00
Practical—halloumi
Practical—camembert and rocquefort

13:00-14:00—LUNCH

14:00-16:00
Theory—mozzarella and gouda
Overview

Download the flyer

Download the booking form
Map to the venue

The two-day cheese making course will run on 11 and 12 September. In this hands-on course students will be able to make their own cheese and also take home a training manual. During these two days they will learn to make Yoghurt, Cultured buttermilk, Cottage cheese, Feta, Halloumi, Mould cheese, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Gouda.

R1 400 per person for full course
R800—day 1
R860—day 2
(All prices exclude 15% VAT)
Lunch and tea included in the price
TO BOOK CONTACT:
Julie McLachlan
012 843 5638 or
julie@mpo.co.za

Meet the course presenter

In 1990 Retha Carelsen started as a food science technician in dairy microbiology at the Animal Nutrition and Animal Products Institute in Irene. After completing her Master’s degree in food technology, she joined the Irene Dairy Education Centre (IDEC) at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). As part of the IDEC team, she regularly presented dairy (cheese and yoghurt) courses and provided technical advice to the dairy industry, farmers and the general public.

She co-established the company Dairy Cheret in 2005 and was part of the company until 2007.  Over the past few years she has been involved with demonstrations and training in cheese and yoghurt production.  Retha is currently involved in the distribution of raw materials in the food industry for DC Ingredients.

The strategic core function of the MPO is to focus on sustainable dairy farming for all