Greek Cheese Tasting Appreciation Class
(Private Dates Available)
Greek Cheese Appreciation Class
Join us for an in person cheese appreciation class as we transport you to Greece to experience the flavours and aromas of Greek cheeses.
Hosted by two passionate foodies; Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud Cretan heritage and Peter, owner of Athena Deli in Oakleigh and a Greek cheese expert with years of experience, as we come together to showcase and offer a generous spread of Greek cheeses for you to taste.
We will be demonstrating how a few of these cheeses can be used in Greek dishes, in a demo style cooking class where you will also get to taste the creations that we make. This class will be a true cheese lovers class.
WHAT YOU WILL GET?
A 2 hour in person progressive cheese tasting
Fresh and authentic cheeses supplied by us
Valuable insights into Greek cuisine from passionate Greek home cook and a cheese expert with decades of knowledge
A mouth-watering experience of through delicious cheese based food
Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
A thank-you gift with a selection of products used in the class
- 5-8 Greek cheese tastings (depending on availability)
- Tirokafteri – a spicy feta dip
- Saganakaki – 2 ways, sweet (fig & balsamic reduction) and savoury (lemon & thyme)
- Cretan Bougatsa – 3 cheese parcel (served as a savoury or a sweet with cinnamon)
- Feta Psiti – baked feta parcel with tomato, capsicum, extra virgin olive oil and oregano)
Drinks included: Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea, Ouzo, or Rakomelo (Raki, a Cretan distilled spirit mixed with honey)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION GREEK CUISINE COOKING CLASS IN PERSON
Health and safety
Our Greek Cooking Classes are not recommended for those with medically diagnosed food allergies.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us. We may be able to adjust some of the recipes and food to accommodate your needs.
If you are participating in an interactive cooking event, you must wear covered shoes at all times when in the kitchen.
Confirmation of booking
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment in full.
Cancellation and refund policy
If you cancel a confirmed booking, we are unable to refund your payment. You can transfer the booking to another person or class.
Should exceptional or extenuating circumstances arise, we reserve the right to change the booking date or cancel it. In the event of either of these, we will either provide an alternative date or a full refund.
What to bring
Beginners, food enthusiasts, food lovers.
What you will learn
- How to prepare classic Greek cheese lovers dishes
- A 2 hour in person progressive cheese tasting
- Valuable insights into Greek cuisine from passionate Greek home cook and a cheese expert with decades of knowledge
What you will get
- Fresh and authentic cheeses supplied by us
- A mouth-watering experience of through delicious cheese based food
- Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
On street or on Rowans Road.
What to bring
- An appetite
What to wear
All welcome, beginners, food enthusiasts, food lovers.
The Hellenic Odyssey Cooking Classes & Food Tours - Awaken Your Senses
“A project created from the heart, driven by a passion for food and inspired by a love for travel”
At The Hellenic Odyssey we want to share our authentic family recipes and traditional cooking methods and provide you with:
- a valuable and entertaining experience while learning to cook a new cuisine
- the ability and confidence to improve on your kitchen skills and cooking techniques
- insights into the cultural heritage, values and traditions surrounding the recipes
- a taste of Greece through the flavours and aromas of Greek food that leaves you wanting to explore more of Greece
The Hellenic Odyssey is not just another cooking school. We are all about the heart and soul of Greek food and the people and stories that make it what it is.
Our focus is to share our recipes so that they are kept alive throughout the generations but also to preserve the essence and authenticity of Greek food and cooking.
We want to teach you about that the simple flavours of Greek food that makes it so delicious.
We offer a variety of classes every week, both online and in person for individuals, groups, teams and corporates and for special occasions and celebrations.
Greek way of life
For Greeks, food is about the cultivation, harvest and preparation of food that is as close to nature as possible. Every single day, Greek families will come home from work and sit down at the table for a shared home cooked meal before an afternoon siesta and then back to work for the afternoon shift.
Based on the Greek way of living, we too will prepare, cook and eat together as a group, in a relaxed informal cooking class or demonstration where you can choose your level of participation. You can sit back and just enjoy food being prepared for you that is freshly cooked right before your eyes or you can roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and take part in helping to prepare the dishes.
Classes are an intimate gathering to provide the opportunity to ask questions, to learn and to enjoy the company and the food in a relaxed and informal setting. The recipes are simple, quick and easy but truly delicious.
In our classes you will learn how to select the ingredients that will provide you with the most authentic Greek flavours so you can replicate this type of cooking in your own kitchen. The aromas will have you feeling like you are in strolling along a cobble stoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.
You will be welcomed into a Greek family home set with olive trees and mandarin trees out the front and a fig tree, orange, lemon tree and vine out the back.
I’m Kelly, a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage, I host culinary travel tours to Crete and conduct Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne.
I help people to learn how to cook delicious and nutritious food, in a fun and interactive environment, so they can gain the kitchen skills needed to become confident cooks.
Always ambitious and a dreamer that believes all things are possible with enough time, effort and a little luck from the universe. Lover of desserts. Could talk about food and travel all day. Ideal place of residence would be any Greek Island, sipping on a frappe by the beach, eating fresh fruit and yoghurt from now until the rest of my life.
I look forward to welcoming you into my home and learning about your food journey while I share a my insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.
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Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
You’re welcome to send someone in your place.
You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Hellenic Odyssey or organised by The Hellenic Odyssey must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Hellenic Odyssey
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give The Hellenic Odyssey unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Hellenic Odyssey classes and events or on The Hellenic Odyssey premises. (For use of The Hellenic Odyssey marketing materials).
The Hellenic Odyssey does not provide refunds but allows transfers.
In the event that a class is cancelled by The Hellenic Odyssey, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit note only, no refunds will be provided.
We do not offer a refunds, we only issue a credit note or transfer to a different date if a class is cancelled due to minimum numbers no been met or any unforeseen circumstances.