Date(s) - 03/28/2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blue Rock Station

Annie has been keeping goats and making cheese for over a decade. The time with her will include lively stories of Ohio and foreign lands,plus practical information about no nonsense cheese making. You’ll enjoy meeting new people, and especially the high tea Blue Rock Station-style, and cheese sampling.

The basics of cheese making are not difficult or a mystery. Creating delicious healthy cheeses from raw milk is easy and delicious.

What you’ll learn:

* How to process milk to create a basic curd
* The basics of cheese making for the farmstead
* Recipes for a variety of basic cheeses
* How to make easy cottage cheese and ricotta cheese
* Tools  you’ll need that can be found around the house
* How to preserve cheeses in a variety of ways

Blue Rock Station is a working farm with a real goat herd. Each year Annie Warmke, the goat herder, teaches a spring and fall goat college, plus an occasional basic cheese making class. Some call her the “goat whisperer”.

The class includes an eBook version of Annie’s book JOURNEY TOWARD NOTHING,which describes her road to Blue Rock Station, and how she spends three months of the year not shopping for ANYTHING.

Reservations are a must. Be sure to wear sensible shoes that can survive mud, and sunglasses, if it is a sunny day. Feel free to bring along a favorite apron, or one will be provided.

$55 includes workshop, high tea, and eBook


The class fee is $55 and includes the eBook. Only people above age 14 please.  Class size is limited to 10 students, so register early.


Register ($55 for workshop and book)*

(*by registering, you agree to the terms outlined in the Waiver of Liability)

Annie with Louie

THE INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Warmke is a farmer and writer, and the instructor for the BRS Goat School.  She has been teaching natural goat health for the past four years and is the author of the The Business of Goat Herding, available through Blue Rock Station’s website, and Hoegger Goat Supply.  She is a graduate of Ohio University and co-owns (with her husband, Jay) Blue Rock Station, a sustainable living center located in southeast Ohio.

Cheesemaking 101