Cheesemaking at home

Make Labneh, Ricotta, Camembert and Halloumi


by The VRI

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Cheesemaking is a simple skill anyone can learn.  Labneh, Ricotta, Camembert and Halloumi are easy to make in your own home. It only takes a little knowledge to become a master and the superior handmade flavour will impress anyone.

Each participant will take three cheeses home as well as recipes and your own cheese mould so you can make many more in the future. 

You will never waste yoghurt again once you know how to make Labneh. 

Ricotta can be made in five minutes and is delicious drizzled with honey. 

Age your Camembert in your own environment to create a cheese that is as unique as yourself.

Once you eat Halloumi crafted with your own hands you will never bother with the rubbery, inferior ones from the supermarket again.

A light lunch of spanakopita and baked camembert will be provided and we will taste test ricotta and halloumi once it’s freshly made.

** This class requires participants to bring along 3-4 containers to take their cheeses home in, an apron and a cooler bag if the weather is warm. Spares will be available if required.

Class duration is 3 hours

$120 per person

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What you will learn
  • Learn to make four cheeses on the day and take them home.
What you will get
  • A light lunch of spanakopita and baked camembert will be provided and we will taste test ricotta and halloumi once it’s freshly made.
  • Take home cheeses you've made.

What to bring
  • 4 containers to take home cheeses
What to wear

Comfortable, closed shoes, apron

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners



Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us - info@thevri.com.au.

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing info@thevri.com.au. Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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10 March 2020 • Cheesemaking at home

Great course, fantastic atmosphere. Teacher was easy going, very helpful and knowledgeable. Will defiantly be keeping an eye on the VRI Facebook page to see what else they have coming up.


07 March 2020 • Cheesemaking at home

What a great venue. Smart, modern and bright kitchen. I attended a Cheesemaking course today in a very friendly atmosphere. It was a lot of fun. Lost of parking too. I will definitely be booking into more events at the VRI. Well done.


07 March 2020 • Cheesemaking at home

I LOVED Narelle's easy going style. She totally demystified cheesemaking. It was delicious, confidence building and fun. She is very knowledgeable about food. Highly recommend this class.