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Offline norma427

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I read in our local newspaper yesterday, that a place near some of our members are giving apprenticeships for making various kinds of cheese.  Each kind of cheesemaking only costs $15.00 for apprenticeships on different days.  If any members near Paradise or Lancaster or surrounding areas are interested, here are the articles about the apprenticeships and the phone number to call  I have scheduled to go next Wednesday.  They are teaching mozzarella making.  I have done this one time before with the help of tdeane (Terry).  I want to learn more about cheesing making.  They were having a class today for making Gouda, and in the next few weeks are going to have a class for making your own Parmesan hard cheese to be grated.  They also sell their own raw milk. There is a 30 minute mozzarella with directions on one of these links.  Another a recipe for cheese whey biscuits.  This should be interesting.  :)

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/247677

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/5/247677

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/17/247677

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/247675
                     
http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/247676
                     
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Norma thanks

I am in Cochranville and will try to make some of the classes.

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Norma thanks

I am in Cochranville and will try to make some of the classes.

ERASMO,

Great to hear you will try to make some of the classes.  Just call the number listed under the links.  The classes are on a farm and I think they are going to have many classes.  Sounds really interesting because they are using fresh raw milk.  I can learn so much more by watching and seeing other people trying to do the same thing.  Even the recipe for making the cheese biscuits sounds interesting.
Hope to see you at one of the classes.  :)

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The apprenticeship class today was very informative.  As I have said before, I learn more by watching, than reading.  The instructor taught us how to make fresh mozzarella in a little over a half hour.  Of course we were all asking questions, so she could have made the fresh mozzarella in a half hour. 
I really enjoyed the taste of the fresh mozzarella. The milk was raw and fresh from the cows this morning.  One of the interesting things I learned is she used veal rennet to make the mozzarella.  I had used vegetable rennet, before when I made the fresh mozzarella. 
The instructor also gave us another cheese to taste and explained what other kinds of cheese she makes. 
I am going to go back to more classes.  Such a wealth of information in such a short time.

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Hi norma,

With your proximity to more diary farms than us over here in NJ I wonder if you have come across any local farms or cheese makers that are not using  growth hormones on their cows. 
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Patrick,

That is a good question.  ??? There are many dairy farms near me, but I really donít know how many of the give growth hormones.  I will have to ask some of the farms if they do give their cows the hormones.  I know many farmers, so it would be interesting to find out how many do give these hormones.  Just never thought about it.  ::)
While attending this class, the cheese maker did talk about the Holstein Cows and about the milk they do produce and how the inspectors check to see the milk supply does stay safe.  She said in all the years she has been drinking raw milk, she never had any problems with drinking it.  They had an exchange student there from Brazil and it was funny how she didnít like cheese.  The exchange student talked about how different it was here (quiet on the farm) compared to living in a big city in Brazil.  Lol  :-D

Will post if I find an answer to your question.

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