Towri Sheep Farm to hold cheese making classes during Eat Local

SAY CHEESE: Towri Sheep Farm events are popular during Eat Local. Photo: Supplied
SAY CHEESE: Towri Sheep Farm events are popular during Eat Local. Photo: Supplied

CHEESE school at Towri Sheep Farm is a popular activity during Eat Local week and owner Carolyn Davidson is encouraging people interested in learning how to make cheese to register now. 

Ms Davidson said the children’s class would take place on July 3 followed by the adult class on July 5.

“The children do get enthusiastic about making their own fresh cheese,” she said.

“It will be all nice and firm enough to take home and eat the next day.

“The cheese school for both groups will start at 10am and finish at 2pm, with lunch also provided on the day.”

The farm will also host Eat Local’s Jamming with the Lambs event on June 9.

“This will include a multiple course meal prepared by renowned executive chef Cameron Matthews,” said Ms Davidson.

“We will have all local fresh produce and local wine and beer.

“Also at Jamming with the Lambs we will be having a surprise tasting of our Ewe Brew beer, produced at the Scenic Rim Brewery from our sheep’s whey.”

Ms Davidson said she was proud of the cheese produced at Towri, and especially proud that the farm was run by women with the sheep allowed to feed their lambs.

“The day to day running of our farm is done by my farm manager Anna Cornelius, myself and my daughters Dallas and Renee,” she said.

“I do have a husband who comes in handy on weekends but otherwise it is an all-girl farm.

“We have about 350 sheep and we milk them once a day but we also leave the lambs with their mothers until they wean naturally after six or seven months.”

Towri Sheep Cheeses will also be holding an open day on July 6 starting with a milking demonstration at 9.30am. 

Bookings are essential. Email to register or more information.