That’s Amore Pasta and Cheese-Making Classes

Sat 26th March, 2022 – Sat 14th May, 2022
66 Latitude Boulevard Thomastown 3074
Price: $120 - $200
Learn how to craft Italian-style cheese from scratch, plus the art of making fresh pasta (then filling it with formaggio) from one of the city's leading cheesemakers.

That’s Amore Cheese is letting you in on the secrets to Italian pasta and cheese-making, with a series of hands-on workshops in the factory’s demonstration kitchen. The classes are open to everyone, from beginners to cheese-making enthusiasts looking to hone their craft.

For those wanting to learn the ins and outs of crafting formaggio, the Beginners Cheese-Making Class is a comprehensive, four-hour affair. Held on April 9, it’ll give you the tools to turn a few litres of milk into Italian cheeses such as Primo Sale ("first salt"), mozzarella and ricotta. As part of the lesson, students also dig into a delicious Italian lunch and take their cheeses home.

On March 26, chef Gianna Donnini (head pasta maker at Donnini’s) is giving tips on making fresh pasta and showing you how to craft tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelloni and pumpkin ravioli using a home pasta machine.

For a more casual approach to cheese-making, the two-hour mozzarella class on May 14 covers the basics, giving you the skills to stretch and shape your handmade mozzarella into bocconcini and trecce.

Classes start at 10am.

More information here.