ASCA Professional Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop with Ivan Larcher, November 2017 - book now
For professional cheesemakers, buttermakers and start-up cheesemakers who are ASCA members, a NEW 2-day workshop:'Professional Artisan Cheesemakers' Workshop with Ivan Larcher - techniques and tools to develop and improve cheeses and butters'
Melbourne, 28/29 November: 'Professional Artisan Cheesemakers' Workshop with Ivan Larcher - techniques and tools to develop and improve cheeses and butters'
We are pleased to confirm that ASCA will be offering a NEW Professional Artisan Cheesemaking Workshop with Ivan Larcher in November in Melbourne.
Bookings are now open.
Ivan Larcher is a world-renowned cheesemaker, educator and consultant, who provides technical support and training for artisan and farmhouse cheesemakers in the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, the Middle East and Australia (see below for more information about Ivan and our cheesemakers’ responses to what he provides.)
ASCA arranges for Ivan to visit Australia twice a year. These workshops are a great opportunity for Australian artisan cheesemakers to access Ivan’s expertise, expertise which is not available elsewhere in Australia.
Professional Artisan Cheesemakers' Workshop with Ivan Larcher - techniques and tools to develop and improve cheeses and butters
Melbourne, Tuesday 28 November and Wednesday 29 November 2017
Perfect for professional cheesemakers or those who want to become professional cheesemakers, and who want a structured small-scale classroom-style workshop over 2 days to learn what is required to make great artisan cheese. Or for those who want a refresher on professional artisan cheesemaking, including the latest tips and techniques for improving artisan cheese outcomes.
Led by world-renowned master cheesemaker and educator, Ivan Larcher, this workshop will provide you with the practical and scientific knowledge needed to create exquisite small-scale artisanal cheese.
This NEW workshop will involve an interactive practical discussion of various soft and hard cheeses, to show the different techniques and tools that cheesemakers in Australia have (including the various STANDA and other cultures now available here) to:
We will examine a selection of commercially available small-producer Australian cheeses for this purpose, and Ivan will explain how you can use the various techniques and tools to improve their characteristics and qualities. For those of you willing to do so, we will include your cheeses. We will also cover butter if enough attendees are interested.
The workshop will cover:
Part of the workshop will be set aside for Ivan to address individual cheesemakers' issues - issues might be specific to a style of cheese, general or specific issues in the cheesemaking process or problems or opportunities facing cheesemakers.
Other workshop details
Dates and times
Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 November 2017
(To be confirmed)
Cost (inc GST)
Access to venue
The RASV is easily accessed by public transport or car (free carparking available onsite), and close to Melbourne airport
ASCA gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the RASV in hosting this workshop.
We look forward to seeing many members at these workshops, which will also serve as important networking and information-sharing sessions for our Cheesemaker and Start-Up Cheesemaker members.
Cheesemaker responses to Ivan Larcher
By way of background for those who don't know him, Ivan is a world-renowned cheesemaker, educator and consultant. He visits Australia twice a year exclusively for ASCA to work with our cheesemaker members.
Many of you have participated in Professional Cheesemaking Workshops we have run with Ivan in previous years in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Others would have experienced his one-on-one consultancies or his various NCDE webinars.
The feedback is that Ivan's practical expertise and ability to communicate it to our cheesemakers is outstanding. A typical comment was "I can highly recommend him and really no one in our industry should miss this opportunity." See here for more comments from ASCA cheesemakers about Ivan's teaching and expertise.
Ivan's expertise is highly sought-after throughout the world, so it is difficult to get as much of his time as we would like. This is particularly now that he runs his own small dairy and cheesemaking business on the farm owned by he and his wife, Julie, in central France. Indeed, he has pulled out of much of the consulting and teaching work he did for many years in the UK and the US so that he can focus on his new business - and on Australia.
Ivan is committed to continuing to visit Australia twice a year (and hopefully more often in future) to work with our cheesemakers and contribute to our growing artisan cheese industry.
Email Alison Lansley or phone 0419706343
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