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Learn How to Make Aged Cheese

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Learn How to Make Aged Cheese

11 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Caribbean
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Learn How to Make Aged Cheese

Cooking

Learn How to Make Aged Cheese

11 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Caribbean
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a cheesemaking experience, We will explain details about the milk production in PR, talk about the milking cows, and the appreciation or character of an aged cheese and finally will make one of our five varieties of cheeses. Our cheesemaker will decide the cheese recipe we will be preparing that day. During the morning our cheesemaker will explain the process of cheese and you will get to see the cutting of the curd. When making your own cheese you can add spices; we will provide a wide selection of herbs and spices and some letters to identify your cheese with your initials. Afterwards we will explain how to mix and mold the cheese. Later you will try our products and our cheeses paired with a glass of wine. In two months time, after the cheese has aged we will ship it to you. You can enjoy it as soon as it arrives.
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Wanda

I am a Microbiologist, specialized in consumer products and quality assurance. I am also the Founder and President of Quesos Vaca Negra, the first aged cheese factory in Puerto Rico. We make aged cheeses with raw milk using old European recipes. We also have an artisanal yogurt production that features tropical flavors like coconut, piña colada, guava, papaya and traditional flavors like vanilla and plain yogurt. We want you to enjoy the wonders of how milk is transformed into an aged cheese, meanwhile taste our cheeses paired with wine.

What's included

Food
Your Aged Cheese. Cheese and Yogurt Samples We will provide fresh cheese curd and spices. Your cheese will age in our cellar…
Drinks
Wine We will provide a glass of wine to pair with the cheese samples.
Equipment
Your Aged Cheese We will use a 12onz mold, to shape the fresh cheese curd and spices. Your cheese will age in our cellar for…

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Where you'll be

We will meet at Quesos Vaca Negra; a small artisanal cheese and yogurt factory located in Hatillo, the town where there are more cows than people. We have a cheese shop with an area that helps about 26 people in the tour.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry,…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

People with long hair should bring hair ties

More tips

This is an artisanal cheesemaking factory, bring comfortable clothing and shoes. We have a nice selection of herbs and spices, but you can bring your own. .
Wanda
Learn How to Make Aged Cheese
11 reviews
$159/person
11 reviews
$159/person