Join us for an 8-hour cheesemaking masterclass with Kristen Allan, an artisan cheesemaker who makes small-batch, fresh cheeses and yoghurt. Learning from producers using traditional techniques, Kristen Allan has a passion for preserving artisan methods and making cheese with a truly hands-on approach.
All Providers of OHO Experiences have implemented extra precautions around distancing and cleaning practices in order to comply with guidelines provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.
On day one you will learn how to prepare mozzarella, stracciatella, burrata, buttermilk ricotta, crème fraiche & cultured butter.
On day two Kristen will teach the group how to prepare feta, halloumi, fresh curd, ash baby, figgy stardust & mascarpone.
Register for both days for the discounted rate of $860
The fruits of your labour
As part of the experience, you will take home a lot of tips about the best in produce. You will also have lunch with Kristen and a glass of wine.
Class participants will all receive a full recipe book.
The kit required
Nil. Aprons are provided on the day.
From the high-octane world of Formula 1 to the bespoke fashion houses of Savile Row, Kristen’s ambition and curiosity have driven a varied and intuitive career. With a penchant for excellence & fast paced industries, she transitioned from public relations to hospitality, to manage acclaimed Sydney eateries, VINI and Berta. She quickly became a well-known figure in the hospitality industry, renowned for her warmth, generosity and impeccable service.
In 2009, she co-founded Full Circle, a trailblazing culinary guerrilla group with a mission to connect diners with local producers. They hosted impromptu banquets in factories and warehouses, flash-mob soup kitchens on the streets of Sydney and events on their producers farms. Their ingenuity and passion earned them a place in the 2013 Gourmet Traveller Hottest 100.
During this time, her interest in natural cheesemaking growing, Kristen received qualifications in artisan cheese making, travelling worldwide to hone her skills and finally taking the leap to set up her own cheese business in 2012.
Kristen’s cheese is in great demand, at one time supplying the likes of Ester, Fred’s and Aria and has been a regular stallholder for some years at Sydney’s iconic food market, Carriageworks. Her recipes have been featured in various food magazines and publications including Gourmet Traveller & Cornersmith’s first cookbook.
In 2018, Kristen was nominated for a Delicious Produce award, a testament to her philosophy of slow, carefully hand crafted cheese, using only high quality ingredients. Her buttermilk ricotta has a cult-like following around Sydney and is revered Australia-wide.