CHARLOTTETOWN -- A two-day artisan cheese-making workshop for budding artisan and industrial cheese-makers will be presented at BioFoodTech in Charlottetown February 25 and 26.
Margaret Peters, president of Glengarry Cheesemaking and Dairy Supply in Lancaster, Ontario, will instruct the workshop. Her company has been in operation for 17 years, supplying ingredients, packaging materials, small-scale processing equipment, imported cheese moulds and technical support services to hobbyist, commercial specialty and artisan style cheese makers in North America. Glengarry picked up the Supreme Grand Champion Cheese Award at the 2013 Global Cheese Championship in Somerset, UK. It was the first time since 1854 that a cheese from outside the European continent received the prestigious award.
The Feb. 25 and 26 workshop will consist of classroom sessions reviewing the technology behind cheese making and hands-on learning in BioFoodTech’s pilot plant.
Jim Smith, executive director of BioFoodTech, expects the workshop to be of interest to many people involved in farming or food production. He pointed out artisan cheese making allows small-scale dairy producers to create valuable and distinctive products.
In addition to learning technical information, participants will learn about making Gouda and Feta cheeses. Further information and registration details are available at biofoodtech.ca.