NEW Schedule of Classes!

 

Take a look at the new schedule!  Along with lots of opportunities to take The Goat Cheese Making Class, there is also a Soap and Lotion Making Class, a Kid’s Class and a Hard Cheese Making Class on the schedule!  If you’d like a Bread Making Class or a Just Cheese Making Class, let me know…I schedule those upon request with a minimum of two people attending!

Gift Certificates are Available for All Classes!!

(Special Classes/Dates Available On Request!    Weekdays are also available, just ask!  Just Ask If You Don’t See A Date That Works For You!)

The Goat Cheese Making Class!  ***Most Popular!!***                                  (Milking and Chevre, Mozzarella and Ricotta making) 8:15am to 12:30pm 

September, 2011

Saturday, September 3 (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, September 11 (1 Spots Left)

Saturday, September 17 (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, September 18 (5 Spots Left) – LOCAL FOODS WEEK SPECIAL!  $50.  Limit 6.

Sunday, September 25 (4 Spots Left) – LOCAL FOODS WEEK SPECIAL!  $50. Limit 6.

October, 2011

Saturday, October 1 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, October 2 (4 Spots Left)

Saturday, October 8 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, October 9 (4 Spots Left)

Saturday, October 15 (3 Spots Left)

Saturday, October 22 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, October 23 (4 Spots Left)

November, 2011

Saturday, November 5 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, November 6 (4 Spots Left)

Saturday, November 12 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, November 13 (4 Spots Left)

Saturday, November 19 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, November 20 (4 Spots Left)

You will milk the goats and learn to make Chevre, Mozzarella, and Ricotta with goat’s milk.  You also will be served a gourmet brunch!  Read more…

Learn To Make Hard Cheese!  NEW CLASS!!  8:15am to 12:30pm            (Milking and yogurt, cottage cheese and hard cheese making) 

Saturday, October 1, 2011 (3 Spots Left)

You will milk the goats, learn to make yogurt, cottage cheese and hard cheese…and of course, indulge in a gourmet brunch!  This class is only available to students who have already taken The Goat Cheese Making Class.

Kid’s Goat Cheese Class Schedule, 8:15 to 10:15am

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Each class will include a milking demonstration, time with the goats, chickens and bunnies, making (and eating!) a simple goat’s milk cheese, and enjoying plain or chocolate goat’s milk and homemade goat’s milk ice cream.  The kids will get to take home some of the cheese they help make!  All milk will be pasteurized for this class.

The class is from 8:15 to 10:15 and costs $25 per child.  To ensure the kids get as much “hands on” experience as possible, the class size is limited to 8 children.  Supervising adults are welcome (and necessary!).  Please ask me about supervision requirements when you call!  I’m sorry, but this is not a class where you can drop off your child, no matter what the child’s age.

No supplies required.  Cost: $25 per child.  Class size limited to 8 children

Just Cheese Making Class 2-5pm

You will learn to make Chevre, Mozzarella and Ricotta with goat’s milk.  If you just want to learn to make cheese, but are not interested in goat milking or goat care, this class is for you!  No supplies required.  Cost:  $53.

Bread Making Classes

You will learn to make homemade freshly ground whole wheat bread and cinnamon rolls!  Bring 2 bread pans and one cake pan.  Cost:  $53.

Goat’s Milk Soap/Lotion Making Classes

Saturday, October 15, 2-5  (4 Spots Left) – Only two people need to bring supplies.

You will learn to make goat’s milk soap and goat’s milk lotion from freshly milked goats milk!  Some supplies are required (see below).  Cost:  $70.

Students Provide The Following Supplies for Soap/Lotion Class: 

Stainless steel pot, at least 10″ diameter, 10″ high. (Arc), Wooden spoon, Candy Thermometer (Walmart or Ace or Grocery Store), Stick Blender (Ace), Rubber dishwashing gloves (Playtex or generic), Eye Protection (sunglasses work fine), 2 Rubber Spatulas, 1 Glass, Ceramic or Stainless Steel Bowl (Arc).  NOTE:  You will not want to ever use these supplies for cooking again!  Don’t bring your best cookware!

The Goat Cheese Lady will provide all other supplies.

Raising Backyard Chickens

Check back soon!

You will learn how to raise backyard chickens from baby chicks!  What to feed them, how to take care of them, if they need heat or not, what their coop should look like, what their pen should look like…and how big, how to handle the eggs, how to protect from predators, what to do with the poop, ideas for how to build your own chicken coop, or ideas for where to buy a pre-made chicken coop.  You can also order a custom built coop from The Animal Whisperer (he teaches the class!)  Cost: $25 per person.  Class size limited to 10.

Please call Lindsey at 719-651-9819 to sign up for classes!

Hope to see you soon!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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