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Cheese Making Fundamentals


with Long Branch

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

In this four-hour class, students will have a hands-on experience in making a variety of cheeses. This cheese making class will start with the making of feta cheese using local goat's milk if available. From there, students will make Monterey jack cheese using cow's milk and then make ricotta. Samples of the cheese will be presented with some apples and crackers during the course. At the end of the course, students will take home feta and ricotta cheese. Along with the cheese, students will also receive muslin cloth, mesophilic and chevre starters for making cheese, and all the recipes. The making of chevre cheese will also be discussed. This course will be taught with the focus of being able to make cheese using common kitchen equipment. Please bring 2 small containers to take cheese home in. Please Note: this class will be held at Diana’s home kitchen at 919 Post Road in Bowdoinham. Students should go directly there. No discounts.

Hands-On Indian Cooking


with Chris Toy

Calendar Mar 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Indian Cooking that is fast & fabulous! Naan! Chutneys! Curries! Food is an inherent part of all cultures and India has a lot to contribute. Their foods are natural and nourishing while being delicious and rich in spices. Join Chris and learn to cook some of India’s legendary cuisine and take home these wonderful recipes. Come hungry and bring containers to take extra food home with you. A $10 food fee is included. No discounts. 

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Reversing Diabetes Through Cooking


with Sara Cromwell

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Type 2 Diabetes is not a normal part of aging or always driven by genetics, it is a lifestyle issue. Simple tweaks to your diet and habits can reverse or prevent this costly disease. Sara will show you how to watch your blood sugar, what foods matter, and what else in your lifestyle can trigger diabetes. You'll walk away with a game plan and several easy recipes to start out with. No discounts.

Roll Your Own Sushi


with Chris Toy

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sushi is not only a favorite to eat but also an enjoyable and interactive way to make dinner!  The main component for great sushi starts with your ingredients:  quality gets you quality.  Learn the different types of sushi (maki, nigiri, futomaki) and techniques to integrate your favorite ingredients.  This hands-on cooking class will teach you how to create a variety of colorful and tasty sushi rolls. Don't worry, we won't be using raw fish, but we will use salmon, shrimp, cucumbers, scallions, avocados and other fresh ingredients. We'll have a complete meal with miso soup and steamed edamame with ginger ice cream for dessert. Everyone will go home with their own sushi rolling mat!  Food fee is included. No discounts.

Full Course

The Ultimate Risotto Class 


with Chris Toy

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Often people think of risotto as a bit of an event in the kitchen, but in Italy it’s considered fast comfort food because it’s so simple and easy to make. Join Chris and learn how to choose the right rice, discover the importance of your stock and some simple tricks for making sure you get a perfect risotto every time using fresh seasonal ingredients. Then when you’re done, you’ll sit down and tuck into a steaming plate of the gorgeous risotto you’ve just made. $10 Food fee included.  No discounts.

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