Welcome to River Valley Cheese
We are artisan cheese makers. Simply put, the milk is produced locally and we make it into cheese. Our cheese is made from 100% Jersey milk, guaranteeing maximum flavor and buttery goodness in every bite. No hormones to increase production and no corn in their grain. Better for them and better for you!
The artisan part means that we make our cheese in small-scale quantities by hand with great attention to detail and lots of pride. When we say handmade, we really mean it. You won’t find any automated equipment in our cheese room.
We strongly believe in growing the centuries old craft and have been teaching cheesemaking since 2006 as well as making cheese for resale to our loyal customers.
Artisan Cheese Making Classes
At River Valley Cheese, our teaching style is based on an old learning proverb Hear & Forget, See & Remember, Do & Understand. In this spirit, our classes are focused on providing hands-on experience. Join us for a cheese making class in our artisan cheese making series. To view our Class Offerings & 2015 Calendar, click on Our Classes page on our menu options above.
We’re teaching our very popular Just Mozzarella series throughout 2015. Each class has 14 workstations and lasts 90 minutes. You’ll make a whole pound of fresh, buttery mozzarella and take it home-ready to enjoy right away! No matter which class you choose, they all include an unlimited cheese buffet so come hungry and have an amazing Cheesemaking Experience!
For those who have the desire to learn how to make aged cheese, we have a variety of two-hour cheese making classes. If you’re into the Blues, we have Gorgonzola & Tome (our signature Valley Girl) on Saturday, Feb. 21st at 11am. You can learn Brie & Burrata on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 3pm. Parmesan & Greek Feta is being offer on March 7th at 3pm. You’ll be grating Parmesan on everything after this class. We got your goat on March 8th at 1pm in our Brie & Goat cheese series. If you want to sit down and watch someone else make cheese, these classes aren’t for you. No fancy equipment required!
In addition to our existing cheesemaking classes, we will be offering several new varieties in 2015/2016 as we travel to Spain, Portugal and France and learn many new recipes to share with you.
If you really want to make your own cheese with tried and true recipes that you can go home and have success with, sign up! Eat all the cheese you want in class too. Our class style is for Beginners so don’t worry about your knowledge base. Hands-On. You will learn and do every bit of the cheesemaking process yourself. You’ll be up to your elbows in milk so dress casual.
If you’re interested in a private class for a group, special occasion or team building event, we offer lots of those too.