Discover the art of gourmet cheese making at Farm Gate

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Gayle Rowan will present cheese making demonstrations at Henty.

Artisan cheese and yoghurt making will be explored by cheese maker Gayle Rowan during the demonstration program this year at Farm Gate.

Ms Rowan has more than 25 years experience as a home economist and loves sharing her extensive food knowledge and cooking skills.

She will stage cheese making sessions on the Tuesday and Wednesday in the Farm Gate kitchen.

Ms Rowan has a family connection with Henty as her grandparents bought their first farm in the district in 1926.

She loves the simplicity of using Mad Millie kits to create many gourmet delicacies, without having any previous experience.

The Mad Millie kits enable everyone to make in their own kitchens, an array of cheeses such as feta, haloumi, ricotta, mozzarella and cheddar.

Greek yoghurt, cultured butter and sour dough can also be prepared from the kits.

“It is both rewarding and satisfying to create your own artisan foods at home to share with family and friends,’’ Ms Rowan said.

“At Henty, we will be using local milk to make delicious ricotta and mozzarella, and visitors will discover the art of stretching the mozzarella.’’

The demonstrations will also showcase Italian cheeses like Bocconcini, Buratta, Mascarpone and Ricotta Salata – made from scratch without any sugars, additives or preservatives.

Farm Gate visitors will enjoy tastings of yoghurt and feta made using the Mad Millie cheese kits, with a range of kits available for purchase on the day.