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Traditional Dairy Course

22 February 2014 from 10:30 - 15:00


A hands-on day focusing upon dairying techniques through the ages. We shall be making butter and different styles of cheese from historical cheese recipes. No prior knowledge is expected.

Did you know that traditionally dairy products are seasonal! Just like fruit and vegetables there is a correct time to milk cows, make butter and cheese. Every country house cook would know when and how to make and store the dairy products and what to do when there they were scarce. On this course in a wonderful period setting of the Stansted Kitchen, come and learn these tricks of the trade and make some butter and a simple soft cheese. Tread the steps of the kitchen staff gone by and discover why dairy maids made the ideal mistress!!

dairy_courseParticipants will need old clothes, closed in shoes and to bring air tight tubs or containers for their produce.

Catherine Flower-Bond has degrees in History and Heritage with further studies in Theology. She writes, teaches and researches a wide range of historical topics including Religious Observance during the Reformation and lectures in Tudor women’s social history. She has worked with many heritage sites for many years and actively participates in historic cooking demonstrations for the public at many local venues. She has also appeared in historical television programs such as BBC four’s Christina of Codicote, If Walls have Ears, Going Medieval, The Mud Men, The Hairy Bikers and BBC2 Ready Steady Cook.


22 February 2014
10:30 - 15:00


Fred Duncannon
02392 413 576


Stansted Park Farm Shop
Maze Courtyard, Stansted Park
Rowlands Castle, Hants PO9 6DX United Kingdom
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