Making cheese at Lincoln Log Cabin
Lincoln Log Cabin offers workshop with noted cheesemaker on March 28
LERNA, Ill. – Abraham Lincoln grew up in a time and place where families had to make most of their food, including cheese. Now the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is offering visitors a chance to learn the craft of making cheese from one of the Midwest’s top artisans.
After spending March 28 learning from Merryl Winstein, students will be able to go home and start making all their favorite cheeses using either goat’s or cow’s milk.
Winstein, of St. Louis, has been making cheese and teaching the skill for more than 22 years. “I feel deeply honored to be able to spread the craft. I took years to find out what to do, but you don't have to waste all that time searching, because I will teach you all I can,” she says.
Participants in the full-day workshop will use all their senses to observe changing textures and aromas and learn how to control acidity, pH, moisture, temperature and salt in order to create consistently delicious cheeses. The group will make a basic hard-pressed cheese like the French Tomme, a cloth-bound cheddar, Camembert/Brie, chevre/fromage blanc, yogurt, sour cream and hand-ladled ricotta.
The workshop costs $95. To pay and reserve space, visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org
and click on the Paypal link or mail a check to the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation, 402 S. Lincoln Highway Rd., Lerna, IL 62440. Please indicate payment is for the workshop.
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, a part of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is located just eight miles south of Charleston. It is a part of the Abraham Lincoln National heritage Area and preserves the 1840s farm home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln, parents of Abraham Lincoln.
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