Cheese Making Classes

The CVM Store is proud to announce that we have paired with award winning cheese maker Sheana Davis from the Epicurean Connection to offer classes and cheese making supplies such as cultures, molds, cheese cloth, and additional supplies.

Sheana Davis breaks down the barriers to cheesemaking, making it accessible, easy and fun with her energetic and hands-on class.

Each class is from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with locally crafted wine and an artisanal cheese tasting, allowing participants to explore different types of handcrafted cheeses prior to creating their own.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020
Chocolate Chèvre Tortas with Winter Jams & Chocolate

As a group we will make a fresh chèvre and then layer with chocolate and jams to make a torta in a jar.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Crème Fraîche & Vinegar Making Class

As a group, we will make crème fraîche and highlight it with a selection of vinaigrettes & sauces. The vinaigrettes are made from a mother of vinegar that is over 75 years old from Ig Vella.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Vegan Cheese Class, with Almond Feta, Soy Farmers Cheese and Hemp Ricotta

As a group, we will make a selection of vegan cheeses, with choice vegan products.

Saturday April 18, 2020
Buttermilk, Sour Cream, and Kefir + Kefir Soda with Spring Fruits

As a group, we will make fresh buttermilk, sour cream and kefir. Then we will make a kefir spritzer with a variety of fresh spring fruits.

Saturday May 16, 2020
Crème de Ricotta & Poached Salmon

As a group, we will make crème de ricotta, and then poach fresh salmon in the whey from the ricotta.

Saturday June 20, 2020
Chèvre, Crème Fraîche and Fromage Blanc with Local Honey Tasting

As a group, we will first make chèvre, crème fraîche and fromage blanc and then taste a variety of local honeys.

July & August                No Class

Saturday September 19, 2020
Feta Three Ways with Fresh-Pressed Harvest Grape Juice

As a group, we will make feta from cow's milk, goat's milk and sheep's milk, adding flavors such as peppercorns, oregano, and olives.  We will also press grapes from a local vineyard to make fresh grape juice.

Saturday October 17, 2020
Pumpkins Stuffed with Maple Crème de Ricotta

As a group, we will make crème de ricotta, season it with fresh herbs, and stuff pumpkins and squash.

Saturday November 21, 2020
Sage Cheese Curds

As a group, we will make a fresh cheese curd and season it with fresh and dried sage.

Saturday December 12, 2020
Cheese and Chocolate Truffles, Three Ways

As a group, we will make chèvre, fromage blanc and a blend of chèvre/crème/fromage blanc and then coat our cheeses with dark, milk and white chocolate, along with sprinkles and spices. Each guest will make truffles to enjoy and/or take home.


Cheese Classes

Cheese classes are the first Friday of each month. Everything you need to make cheese at home including cultures, molds, cheese cloths and cheese supplies are available to purchase at The CVM Store.

  • Class cost is $40.00 including wine and cheese tasting.
  • Each class is limited to 15 participants.
  • Call the CVM-Store, 707-938-7917 to reserve your spot.