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cheese making CLASS


Ever wondered how to make cheese?

Our one day cheese making class is designed to show you how to make your own cheese at home. You will learn about the basics of cheese making and maturing cheese at home; you will also learn about the history of cheese and how and why it developed as the food it its today.

On the day we make a soft cheese and go through all the steps for making hard cheese including how to ripen at home. The class is designed for making cheese at home and uses household equipment available to everyone.


The class begins at 10.30am, we break for lunch for a delicious cheesy lunch and a glass of wine and finish at 3pm.

Cheese Making:

Helen Finnegan 086 859 7716

Jo M. said:


“As a home cook with a smallholding cheesemaking was one of those things I’d always fancied trying and with plenty of eager cheese fans at home it would always be a skill well used. Helen was an excellent teacher describing the basics of cheesemaking and why certain things happen, troubleshooting techniques but most importantly how to make butter and cheese with utensils that you already have in your kitchen. The cheeses at Knockdrinna are fantastic and include sheeps, goats as well as cows cheeses. Highly recommended course & a lunch of yes you guessed it a lovely cheese platter with a guide to the different cheeses and some lovely knockdrinna chutneys..” (via TripAdvisor)

Polly P. said:


“Wow! I went open minded and couldn’t fault it. Helen commanded a very comfortable atmosphere, knew her subject, and I went away feeling inspired and so glad I bought The Sunday Times last week to fall upon the course. Surprised there was space at such short notice! Very enthusiastic having just started milking my Dexter and been totally inspired.“

Daniel D. said:


“My wife and I were in Ireland on vacation but were not there during the advertised monthly class. I emailed Helen (the owner of Knockdrinna) to see about a private class for my wife and I. She agreed and we had a 4 hour private cheese making class, including a coffee break and cheese tasting lunch. The cheese making process was explained and we were allowed to participate in several phases of it, seeing it from start to finish. It was informative, fun, tasty and a great experience for us on our vacation. Helen was with us the whole time and she and her staff were pleasant and great at what they do.
I highly recommend the cafe at Knockdrinna as well add the class! Tell her you found it on Tripadvisor.“ (via TripAdvisor)



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Cheese Making Contact:

Helen Finnegan 086 859 7716

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