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Preserving the Season: Sourdough & Cheese making

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Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

3:00-5:00 OR 6:00-8:00 
(2 identical sessions)

Location:  South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine 92618

$ 25.00

Registration is open: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29485

Bread and Cheese: two kitchen staples that can be made at home. Who knew that bacteria and wild yeasts can help make great bread? Or that by making milk curdle, you can get a great cheese?

On Tuesday April 14, 2020, UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County will share with you two techniques: the "care and feeding" of a sourdough starter and cheesemaking. Sourdough bread is created by fermenting flour to be used in making your own homemade bread and many other baked goods. Each participant will go home with a new sourdough starter, directions to keep the starter going, and lots of recipes for muffins, hotcakes, cookies, pizza crusts and of course, bread. We will also be making Queso Fresco, a Mexican cheese with a fresh, milky, salty-sour taste. This cheese is made by curdling hot milk with acid and the enzyme rennet to develop the cheese curds.  

There will be 2 identical workshops offered. Each class is limited to the first 24 registrants. Register and pay online by April 13, 2020 and bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation proof-of-payment email to class.  Closed-toe shoes are recommended.  Loaner aprons are available, or bring yours from home. All ingredients and kitchen tools will be provided at the class.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds one week prior to workshop, as materials will have been purchased.

After completing the first part of this sign-up, you will be sent to the payment page. Please complete both sections in order to actually be added to the class list.

Flyer for the event

Questions? Contact us at: uccemfp@ucdavis.edu

Directions to the location are shown below.

Directions to South Coast REC


South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA  92618

The city of Irvine has removed the left turn pocket in front of the property so if you are coming from the west you must drive to the light at Modjeska and make a U-turn. When you are approaching the property you will see chain link fence and then a block wall fence. The entrance is just at the end of the block wall – see attached photo.

Please note that this is a recent change and using directions on a mobile device will not alert you to these changes.