Smile, say "Cheese".....

Written by Lisa Baggio — November 14, 2014


"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese".
 Luis Bunuel

 

~ Homemade Cheese Making ~ 

 

We've had numerous requests recently to dedicate a newsletter/blog to homemade cheeses, an artisan craft that the Home Make It team are very passionate about. We love nothing more than to share our knowledge and passion, and take great pleasure in knowing that students can leave our workshops and courses confident and instilled with the skills and know-how to make their own foods and beverages at home.

Our very popular cheese making workshops are no exception! Here's an awesome little video created by Brenda from 13 Acres after attending our Camembert Cheese Workshop. Brenda's video demonstrates just how practical and hands on our workshops are, and just how simple it really is to then make it at home. 

~ Cheese Making Courses ~ 

We still have one more Homemade Cheese Making Course scheduled before the end of the year, so book now to avoid missing out! 

If you would like to see from pics from our recent Camembert Cheese Workshop, check out our Facebook Album.

~ The Italian Home Cook Olympics ~

 

                                                            

Are you passionate about Italian food and culture? Then we have the perfect event coming up for you to immerse yourself into and learn just how to become more "Italian!" 

We are excited to announce that we will be teaming up with some of Melbourne's iconic food and beverage specialists for The Italian Home Cook Olympics!

Learn from the Italian Masters - Mister Bianco's Joseph Vargetto, Frank Bovezza from Home Make It, Winemakers Michael and Christian Dal Zotto and Giorgio Linguanti from That's Amore Cheese.

Indulge yourself and experience a hands-on sausage making, cheese making, winemaking masterclass and delicious lunch! The Italian Home Cook Olympics event package includes: hands-on masterclasses, recipes, an apron, selection of Dal Zotto wines, take-home sausage and cheese samples as well as a shared-table lunch.  

Date: Sunday 1st March, 2015

Time: 10am - 3pm. 

Where: Mister Bianco Restaurant, Kew 

Cost: $180 per person. 

For bookings/enquiries contact Mister Bianco on 9853 6929 or www.misterbianco.com.au

~ Eltham and District Wine Guild, Amateur Wine Show ~

Don't miss out on all the fun this Sunday 16 November, at the 45th Annual Eltham and District Wine Guild, Amateur Wine Show at the Veneto Club in Bulleen from 11am until 2pm.  Tickets are available at the door. Wine tasting, cheese & olive tasting and a Sausage Making Demonstration by Home Make It's Steve Lamberto at 12.45pm.  

~ Cheese and Wine Pairing ~ 

 

Learn the art and science of cheese and wine pairing by checking out this great blog at Maker's Table food, wine and pleasures of the table.

Impress your guests when next entertaining by using this handy wine and cheese pairing reference table below or simply just enjoy sampling them all yourself!

Wine Type

Suggested Cheese

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sharp Cheddar, Aged Gouda, Danish Blue Cheese, Parmesan Cheese

Merlot

Australian Camembert, Gouda, Gruyere, Pecorino and Chalosse Cheese, Sharp Cheddar

Pinot Noir

White Cheeses, Swiss Cheese, Edam, Gruyere and Mild Cheddar.

Shiraz

Sharp Cheese – Gouda and Edam.

Chardonnay

Creamy Cheeses.  Brie, Gruyere and Jarslberg

Pinot Gris

Soft Cheese, Mild Cheddar – Non sharp cheddar, Ricotta.

Riesling

White Cheeses, Creamy Cheeses – Swiss Cheese, Australian Brie, Colby, Edam or Aged Gouda. 

Semillon

Mozzarella, Goats Cheese, Brie, Blue Castello.  

Champagne Sparking Wines

Creamy Cheeses.  Brie, mild Cheddar or Camembert. 

 

~ Christmas Gift Ideas ~

With Christmas just around the corner, our shelves are stocked with an extensive range of KITS which make the ideal gifts. Our kits range include: Salami and Sausage Making Equipment Kits, Salami Recipe Kits, Sausage Recipe Kits, Beer Kits, and Cheese Making Kits including; Camembert & BlueGreek Feta and Mozzarella & Ricotta

 

If you can't decide which Kit to purchase, then why not spoil a loved one with a Home Make It Gift Card

 

For more unique Christmas Gift ideas for the homemade food and beverage enthusiast, click on our Sale banner below or check out our ONLINE Store.  

Stay in touch with your team from Home Make It on a daily basis by Liking us on Facebook and following us on Twiitter or checking out our YouTube Channel.

Have a great weekend and good luck to all our customers who have entered their homemade wines into the Amateur Wine Show this weekend.  

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