Say Cheese at The Addison on Amelia!

Dates Offered: January 14 – 17, 2022
Pricing Details: This package is $450/person in addition to the room rate.

We should say “Make Cheese at The Addison”!

We are excited to announce the return of our cheesemaking class at The Addison on Amelia Island with Linda and Larry Faillace from Three Shepherds Farm in Warren VT. This 3-day class will be held at The Addison on Amelia Island from January 14 – 17, 2022.

Spend the weekend in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, FL learning the secrets of cheesemaking and making cheese to enjoy at the inn and take home to share with friends. The class includes making a variety of cheeses, breakfast each morning at the inn, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and an evening social hour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the inn. Also included are a wine and cheese tasting Saturday evening before dining at Burlingame Restaurant, a pizza-making class, and a craft brew tasting at First Love Brewing Monday before departure.

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Cheese students arrive by 3 PM to get settled in and ready for a weekend of fun and delicious activities. Included in the course is the “Three Shepherds Artisanal Cheesemaking Manual” complete with lots of fascinating cheese information and all the necessary recipes for the weekend. Immediately following the evening social hour at 5:00 PM, Larry and Linda will lead a short introductory discussion followed by the starting of two cheeses. These cheeses require a full night of incubation and transformation into curds and whey. Dinner will be on your own and the innkeepers, Lisa and Ron, are happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.

Class begins after breakfast (offered 8:30 AM – 10 AM) and includes a full day of hands-on cheesemaking along with discussions of the history and discovery of cheesemaking, the principles of artisan cheesemaking, the types of milk needed for cheesemaking (as well as those to be avoided), and the tools and ingredients required for the foolproof creation of delicious cheeses at home. We will complete the soft-ripened cheese and Quark begun on Friday evening, make a batch of Feta, as well as some whole milk Ricotta.

The Faillaces will also work with the class to make their signature lunch, based on the morning’s activities. The evening social hour at 5 PM will be a wine and cheese tasting using cheese made by the class participants. Dinner will follow at Burlingame Restaurant at 7 PM and a $50 dinner gift certificate per couple is included.

Another day of cheesemaking begins after Sunday breakfast. Students will complete the cheeses made on Saturday, including a discussion and demonstration of salting and brining. The class will also make the always popular fresh Mozzarella, as well as whey Ricotta. The highlight of Sunday is Linda’s cheese tasting and wine pairing lunch. Lunch is like a class of its own in cheese appreciation, pairing, and serving, and includes a wonderful array of select cheeses. Following the evening social hour, dinner will be on your own and the innkeepers, Lisa and Ron, are happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.

An extra special bonus class will follow breakfast and complete the fun-filled cheesemaking weekend. Attendees will walk over to First Love Brewing for a hands-on demonstration of stretching dough, food and beer pairing, brewery tour, and pizza making with owners, Kevin and Jessie O’Brien. Class participants will enjoy a lunch with their homemade pizza, beverage of choice, and a growler to enjoy at home.

Late checkout at 1 PM will be available for class participants.


Prices, Provisions & Policies

$450 per person plus room – requires a 3-night stay.

Class is limited to 10 participants and Rooms 1 -5 are available January 14 – 17, 2022 for this event.

Please book online and enter the promo code Say Cheese or call us at 904- 277-1604 to make your reservation.

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