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Learn how to make cheese-

Want to learn how to make butter, yogurt, and soft cheeses? With some simple instruction and good quality raw milk, it's easy. Rural Vermont is partnering with raw milk farmers and fans to bring you both. Classes will cover dairy processing basics, and will include info about how and where to purchase local, raw milk.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Bunker Farm in East Dummerston, farmers Meg Riege and Jen Black will teach participants how to make butter, yogurt, and soft cheese using raw milk from their grass-fed cows.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Jersey Girls Dairy in Chester, farmers Lisa Kaiman and Lucy Georgeff will teach participants how to make soft cheese and butter, and how to use buttermilk for holiday baking. Lisa Kaiman established Jersey Girls Dairy in 1999, where she milks 24 registered Jerseys.

Both classes are from 1-4 pm. The fee is $20 - 40 sliding scale, and all proceeds benefit Rural Vermont. Pre-registration is required, class size is limited, and every class sells out - so, get in touch today to reserve your spot! For more info or to sign up, call Rural Vermont at (802) 223-7222 or email shelby@ruralvermont.org.

Rural Vermont is a nonprofit advocacy group founded by farmers in 1985 that advocates, activates, and educates for living soils, thriving farms, and healthy communities. For more info, www.ruralvermont.org..

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