Mary Karlin came into town this weekend to teach two great classes at Great News. Mary has written two amazing books, Wood Fired Grilling and her latest due out in August is Artisan Cheese making at Home . Saturday Mary taught a class grilling with artisan cheeses (awesome) and today she taught a hands on Intermediate Cheese making. I don't teach hands on classes, I'm too much of a control freak, but Mary and the staff at Great News did an amazing job helping 25 students make 4 cheeses. Cheese making is really magical....adding acid and culture to the milk and creating cheese right before your eyes. If you have the opportunity to take one of Mary's classes, I urge you to do it; she's such a great teacher and resource, and this cheese making thing can be addictive! Here are a few photos from our class.
Cheese making is simple and with some instruction you can have a great time making your own cheese. Mary's coming back to Great News in October, and I hope you'll come on down and try your hand at making your own cheese, it's a great way to spend an afternoon. I'll be back later this week, until then I wish you a buona notte from San Diego.