You will be greeted with some specialty non-alcoholic beverages, along with some affection from our two small rescue dogs. I will teach you how to make homemade ricotta cheese in a very simple way, and then how to use that ricotta to make tartines (rustic bread toasted and spread with Ricotta and topped with your choices of things -- we take them to a whole new level with at least 25 special ingredients I create just for you) and a quick and easy version of caccio et pepe (what I call a grown-ups mac n' cheese). You will learn what to do with the whey which is leftover from making cheese. We will even pick some herbs from my herb garden, and learn more about those as part of this experience. Then you will sit down to eat the creations you have made. You will leave with the recipes you need to easily recreate the ricotta at home, and a new skill to share with your family and friends. You will even experience my homemade ricotta salata and leave with some to take home.
I am a lifelong cook and professional chef who has studied, practiced and taught fine cooking for decades. I have been teaching a full-brunch class the past two years, averaging about 300 students per year. My over 180 reviews for my full brunch experience are all 5 stars. Based on guest requests, I created this mini-version of that full brunch experience so you can learn how to make ricotta cheese, and some cool ways to use it. In just 90 minutes you will learn so much, and you will be able to start using your new skills right away because of the way we approach the subject. If you want to see my reviews, click on this link which will take you there: abnb.me/gb4fyd4MxY
You will eat your own tartines, created on my homemade sourdough bread, with the ricotta we make and the herbs from my…
You will be offered a choice of non-alcoholic specialty drinks such as my homemade decaf kombucha and homemade shrubs (a…
I will send you home with the one piece of specialty gear that will be helpful for you to make the ricotta. I’ll provide…
This takes place inside an air-conditioned colorful chef and artist's home. Our two little friendly dogs will greet you on arrival and then promptly settle into their napping places. You will enjoy your two courses as a group meal in our dining room, set with tablecloth, china and appropriate utensils.
As this class centers around making ricotta cheese, if you have a dairy allergy this would not work for you. We have two small friendly dogs who are part of the welcoming committee. If you have a dog allergy or aversion, please understand this part of the experience cannot be changed.
Create Ricotta Cheese in Wine Country