Esther has developed a workshop especially for this period that meets all the guidelines of the RIVM and is therefore completely Corona-proof.
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Are you looking for a typical Dutch thing to do for a group of friends in the Rotterdam area? Do you want to try making cheese yourself at home and want to learn more about it? The cheese workshop can be a fun way to spent your day in the Rotterdam countryside. If you have specific questions, please contact us and we will get back to you soon.
A great Dutch experience
Fun with friends!
Foodlovers who want to learn how to make cheese at home
09:30 - Welcome
We prepare for the workshop. This means we take off our rings, put on a hairnet and wear clean shoes.
09:45 - Processing milk
We start with processing the milk, adding additives and the rennet to curdle the milk.
10:00 - coffee and homemade cake
During the curdling of the milk there is time for coffee or tea and some delicious home-baked cake.
10:30 - Cutting, washing, filling and pressing cheese
We cut the curled milk into curd. The curd is washed several times and undergoes several process steps before the fresh cheese can be pressed.
13:00 - Farmer's lunch
A delicious farmer’s lunch is served. Halfway through lunch we turn the cheeses and continue the lunch. Lunch gives you time to review everything and ask your questions.
14:30 - Inspecting the cheese
We take the cheese from the press. You will get instructions on how to further prepare the cheese at home.
15:00 - End of the workshop
You get your own cheese whom you have to prepare further at home. After 6 weeks your cheese is ready for consumption.
Duration of the cheese workshop
The workshop lasts approximately five and a half hours. Making cheese is a delicate process, which means we can deviate slightly from the timetable.
Are you disabled?
Making cheese is a physical activity. That is why it is important to have good mobility. Is this a problem? Contact Esther and we will look to the possibilities.
Important to know
Instructions for good cheese hygiene.
Make sure you bring one pair of easy shoes with clean soles (not used or properly cleaned in advance). Only put on these shoes when we start making cheese.
Take off your hand jewels, tie your beautiful wild locks in a tail and leave your artificial and painted nails at home.
Put on a freshly washed shirt.
At the start of the workshop you get a hairnet and you can wash and disinfect your hands.
During the workshop (incl. the breaks) it is important not to enter the stable because of the cheese hygiene.
You will come home with your newborn cheese. It looks like cheese, but actually it is compressed yogurt. Your cheese still has to develop its character. In the upcoming weeks you will have to take care of your cheese with love, passion and patience, in order for the cheese gets the character that suits him.
You will get a “cheese toolkit” including all materials you need to further treat your cheese with. There is an instruction in the toolkit so you will exactly know what to do with the cheese. After six weeks your cheese is ready for consumption.
If you want to make your own cheese at home afterwards, view the recipe for making your own cheese (Dutch only). If you have any questions about your cheese afterwards or if you’re experimenting with making cheese and would like to talk about it, please contact Esther.
At the farm
The cheese workshop is given at a location chosen by youself or a location selected by cheese workshops in the Rotterdam region.
On your own location
Do you want to follow a cheese workshop at your own party, birthday or festival location? That is possible! Please contact us to inform about the possibilities.
Locations during the Corona period
Unfortunately, due to the Corona measures, it is currently not possible to follow a cheese workshop at a farm. Check out what is possible at the special corona-proof cheese workshop.
- The workshop takes place from 6 people
The workshop takes place from 6 people. After subscribing you will get a message as soon as possible whether the workshop will take place. If the workshop won’t take place I will contact you for another date of you can get your money back.
- You are part of a mixed group (max. 8 persons)
You are part of a mixed group (max. 8 persons). If you’re part of a group and don’t want other people to join, please make a reservation for a private workshop.
- Fixed price: 65 euro for a ticket
If you make a reservation for a single ticket the price is always 65 euro per ticket. If you’re part of a group of 7 or 8 people, please make a reservation for a private workshop and get a discount. If you’re part of a bigger group, please get in touch to talk about the options.
- Always the same locaton
- Also nice to give as a gift voucher
Did your son graduate, will you celebrate the birthday of you daughter, or are you saying goodbye to a colleague? A gift voucher for a cheese workshop is always a good gift. The gift voucher will be sent by post in a nice package. Do you need the gift voucher urgently? The voucher can also be sent by email. The gift voucher costs € 65 per person. Read more about a gift voucher.
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- The workshop takes place for granted
The advantage of a private workshop is that it always takes place. Unlike a single tickets. This takes place with at least 4 people.
- No unknown people
If you want to make cheese as a team building activity, make a group reservation. You’ll attend the cheese workshop without other people. It can be an ideal group activity for colleagues or friends.
- Discount for large groups
With groups of 7 people, you receive a € 5 discount per person. Groups of 8 people receive a € 10 discount per person. Do you want to make cheese with more than 8 people? Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.
- Choose between multiple locations
If you book a private workshop, you can choose whether you want the workshop to take place in a location chosen by youself or a location selected by cheese workshops in the Rotterdam region. Read more about locations.
- Extra attention from the cheese maker
In a private workshop, no other participants will join and you will have all the attention of the cheese maker with your own group.
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Want to follow a workshop soon?
It is currently not possible to book a cheese workshop on the farm. Esther has developed a workshop especially for this period that meets all the guidelines of the RIVM and is therefore completely Corona-proof. It is possible to reserve this workshop.
Give a gift voucher for a cheese workshop
A cheese workshop is a super fun DIY gift. Give a workshop as a gift and receive a beautifully wrapped gift voucher, with a personal message.