Cheese Making Course

Cheese Making Course

To book this course, or to redeem a cheese making workshop voucher, please visit The Ethical Dairy.

This event lasts approximately 6.5 hours.
Location: Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre, South West Scotland DG7 2DR

A full day Cheese Making Course where you’ll learn to make two types of cheese.

This practical cheese making course is led by one of our Artisan cheesemakers for The Ethical Dairy.  This workshop is a fascinating introduction to the craft of artisan cheese making.  You’ll learn a quick way to make soft cheese which can be easily replicated at home.  You’ll also make a pressed cheese, following the steps we use to make our Artisan cheeses. In total this cheese making course will result in around 1kg of cheese to take home.

Cheese making involves periods of time when you pause and let nature take its course. During these times we will schedule experiences that will give you a broader insight into our farm and our own cheese making process. You’ll go on a quick tour of the farm, you’ll have the opportunity to see our cheese store, where we will show you what to look out for as your own pressed cheese matures, and you’ll enjoy a cheese tasting experience.

The cost of the course is £95 for one person using a single workstation. For couples wishing to attend this event together we can offer two different options:

  • Work together on a single workstation to make one batch of cheese. The cost for two people working together is £130.
  • Work on individual workstations to make two different batches of cheese to mature at home. Our cheese makers will show you how to create different cheeses. To book this option, please book two workstations (£95 per person).

For more information about our Cheese Making Course, or to ask any questions, please email us on or phone us on 01557 814040.

Gift vouchers for Cheese Making Courses are available, to purchase, please contact us for details.

Your event includes
  • Introduction to cheese making with our cheese makers 
  • Practical cheese making sessions using unpasteurised milk 
  • One soft cheese and one pressed cheese to take home 
  • Farm tour including seeing the cows (please bring outdoor clothing and footwear)
  • Cheese store visit 
  • Cheese tasting 
  • Refreshments and lunch
Essential information

Please be aware, as a working food production area entry to the cheese store is at the discretion of our staff. For hygiene and food safety reasons you must declare any recent illness to our team. 

Your cheeses will be made with unpasteurised milk. You will take both of your cheese's home with you the same day. 

This full day event includes lunch. 

This event includes some walking on rough farm roads and climbing some internal stairs. If you have accessibility requirements please contact us before booking to discuss. We are happy to recommend local accommodation providers should you wish to stay overnight in the local area. 

This full day event includes lunch and it takes place in the activity room of our Visitor Centre. Please contact us to make us aware of any special dietary requirements.

Please Note: All bookings must be made two days before the event takes place. Cheese Making Courses require a minimum of two bookings to run. If the date you select does not reach two bookings we will contact you by phone to reschedule or make other arrangements.


£95 per person (add an extra person sharing the same workstation for £35)


Suitable for adults only.