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Intro to Plant-based Cheesemaking with Chef Karen McAthy of Blue Heron on G...

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Madd Acres

2125 North Road

Gabriola Island, BC

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Join Chef Karen McAthy, author of The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking for a one-day intensive version of her 3 class course.

In this one day intensive, students will :


* learn what fermentation and culturing is

* the role of microbes in creating flavor and texture in plant-based cheesemaking

* the difference between cultured and non-cultured plant-based cheeses

* how to start and grow some key plant-based lactic acid cultures

* how to choose a plant based medium for cheese making and what to think about when choosing

* 3 base/core cheese recipes

* basic aging method for at home plant-based cheesemaking

* review of key equipment, variables affecting cheesemaking


Karen will demonstrate how to start and care for 2 plant-based cultures, 3 core recipes, as well as present the different stages of what to look for during cheese aging.


There will be a comprehensive course outline with detailed assignments emailed to each of the students that encompasses most of the material included in the 3-week homework driven course.


Important Details:

Folks coming from Vancouver Island will need to catch 9:25 am from Departure Bay in Nanaimo.


If you are coming from elsewhere and want to stay the night before or the night of:

-Pages Inn on Silva Bay (250.247.9351) and

-Pages Resort (250.247.8931) are great for accommodation.


Attendees should bring a lunch. A Blue Heron Cheese tasting will be included.

Instructor Bio:

Karen McAthy is a born and raised west coaster. Her passion and interest in local food systems comes naturally. She was raised by parents with agricultural backgrounds in Alert Bay, a small, island based community and inspired by First Nations women who were her early teachers, and taught children about wild plants, and the importance of showing respect for where food comes from. Raised with having a vegetable garden, Karen has been experimenting with gardening/cultivating since an early age, and decided to choose a plant-based diet herself by the age of 12.

Karen has worked in and around kitchens since University, and by 2008 decided to focus solely on cooking and her wider interests in food security and local food systems rather than pursue academia.

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Madd Acres

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Canada

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