April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT$80
Cheesemaking Workshop: Our ever-popular goat milk cheesemaking workshop has been scheduled on Friday April 26, 2019 (the day before our annual Goat and Hair Sheep Field Day April 27). Mrs. Gianaclis Caldwell, Owner/President of Pholia Farm Creamery in Oregon, will be our distinguished Invited Instructor again for this year’s workshop. Mrs. Caldwell is an internationally renowned goat cheese entrepreneur, creator, designer, marketer and author in the world of cheese. She has owned a dairy goat farm, designed farmstead cheese plants, and managed cheese operations in her unique and creative manners. She is the author of many popular cheese books, including “Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers”, “The Small-Scale Cheese Business: The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Farmstead Creamery”, “The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market”, “Mastering Basic Cheesemaking: The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home”, “Holistic Goat Care: A Comprehensive Guide to Raising Healthy Animals, Preventing Common Ailments, and Troubleshooting Problems”. She is an excellent instructor with vast hands-on experiences. She will share with us her rich background, personal experience and masterful skills in small-scale cheese manufacture, particularly goat milk cheeses. She will demonstrate basic principles and practical skills of making soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses using our own Grade “A” goat milk. Milk quality, cheesemaking facility and marketing strategies will also be discussed. This one-day hands-on workshop will be held in the Goat Pilot Creamery at Langston University. In addition, Mrs. Caldwell will be our Featured Speaker on “Holistic Goat Care” for the general session on the Field Day. There is a registration fee of $80.00/person for the cheese workshop. Continental breakfast, break snacks, and lunch consisting of goat meat BBQ, sausage, stick, goat milk ice cream and cheeses, etc., will be provided. Only the first 15 registrants will be admitted. To reserve a seat, please contact me first and then send your personal check of $80.00 to LU Ag Res. Sales (Attn: Dr. Steve Zeng, Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources, P.O. Box 1730, Langston, OK 73050). For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Zeng, Dairy Product Specialist, at (405) 466-6145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.