Learn How to Make Dairy-Free Cheese in This Free Online Class

Love cheese but hate dairy products? Is your body betraying you? While there are many people who will eat through the pain of lactose intolerance to get their cheese, there are other options to consider, such as those made without dairy. If that sounds like something you’re interested in cooking, you’re in luck: there’s a free online lesson on dairy-free cheese making on Saturday, June 20th.

Dairy-free cheese is a thing

Look, we know that “cheese without milk” sounds like an oxymoron. And if you’re used to eating traditional cheese made with an abundance of dairy, you’ll likely notice that these vegan cheeses don’t quite taste like their lactose friends in the grocery store fridge. But like any cheese (or other food for that matter), well-cooked cheese without milk can be quite tasty. And since cashews are used as the base for some of these cheeses, they have this pleasant deep nutty flavor that can lead you to unknowingly eat a whole container of crackers.

Anyway, if you can’t eat dairy-made cheese, or just enjoy the vegan versions, you might have thought of trying these cheeses yourself. Like many other culinary projects, this one can seem quite daunting, especially if you don’t usually spend a lot of time in the kitchen. In any case, these days we must (still) stay at home as often as possible, so there is no better time to do any type of cheesemaker.

How to sign up for a dairy-free cheese making lesson

Behind this course is Chef Maggie Wescott from the Alternative Dishes Education Division. In it, you will learn how to make three simple dairy-free cheeses: elastic cashew mozzarella, creamy dairy-free queso, and tofu ricotta.

The class is open from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET on Saturday, June 20. And although the visit is free, you need to answer the invitation in advance, which you can do here .

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