One Week of Workshops
"Monte Azul cheeses are delicious works of art..."
Author of several cheesemaking books, Master Cheesemaker and owner Pholia Farms
RAW MILK Workshops
First Sunday of Each Month
For the first time, at the Monte Azul Artisanal Cheese Company, we open our doors to welcome a small group of beginning to intermediate cheese makers for a week of hands-on workshops.
The workshops are designed for full participation in every step of the process in a real working artisanal creamery.
Participants will receive a brief seminar on the basic process of making our raw milk cheeses. Most of the instruction will be given verbally, as the emphasis is hands-on cheese making.
With a maximum of just 8 participants, there is ample opportunity for asking questions during the process.
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As head chef of the main kitchen at Hotel Four Seasons Resort Papagayo in Costa Rica, I 100% recommend Monte Azul products, as they meet and exceed the standards demanded by our organization and exclusive clientele.
–Chef J. Pérez
Arrival on Sunday
Plan on arriving by 12:00 noon.
Today we welcome you with a platter of wine and cheese, of course!
Get settled into your Casita and relax before orientation.
3:00 Introductory seminar. An informal discussion about our history and about the types of cheeses you will be preparing during the week.
6:00 Dinner served in the lounge.
Tomorrow is an early day, so get a good night of sleep! The life of an artisanal cheesemaker usually starts at sun up.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8 participants
There are four Casitas with one Queen bed, each accommodating one or two people. Two Twin beds are available for one Casita on special request, first come first serve basis.
7 days, 6 nights
$1,800 per person
Published fees do not include tax
•••Three meals daily
Breakfast items are stocked in your Casita. Lunch and dinner catered by a local gastropub and are served in the common lounge area.
•••Participation in all the workshops.
•••Aprons, caps, gloves provided.
•••Visit to local family run farmstead creamery