Summary Festive Artisan Cheese Making with Louise Talbot: Perfect For Gifting

Nothing says indulgence and celebration like a cheeseboard. Get into the festive spirit with this hands-on one day class and learn to create an array of cheeses perfect for your Christmas party table, thoughtful hand-made gifts or late-night New Year nibbles.

Develop your cheese making skills as you join Louise Talbot, founder of Cutting the Curd and explore the production techniques of a variety of different cheeses including Camembert, herbed feta cheese and a delicious Stilton-style blue.

With all recipes being easy to recreate at home with minimal equipment, you’ll soon be making your own artisan cheeses with confidence.



Herbed feta cheese

Stilton-style blue cheese

Please note, recipes may change.

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too.

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info Festive Artisan Cheese Making with Louise Talbot: Perfect For Gifting

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or a Leiths Ploughman’s with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Louise Talbot

Louise Talbot

As a trained Teacher and self-confessed ‘foodie’, tutor Louise Talbot and her family emigrated from New Zealand to the UK in 2010. Descending from many generations in farming (both in N.Z and UK) Louise has a natural affinity with the land and is proud of her rural heritage.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).


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