Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am Arrival, 9:15am Walking Farm Tour, 10:15am Hands On Instruction with Lunch Break, 3:30pm Focused Cheese Tasting with Kirstin and Head PRFC Cheese Maker Kuba Hemmerling, 4pm Departure
Phone: (800) 591-6878
Hands On Class: Artisan Cheese Making at Home with Kirstin Jackson
Her Book: It’s Not You, It’s Brie
Kirstin Jackson fell in love with cheese at a young age. Driving around Northern California and taking tours of creameries with her parents was Kirstin’s entry into the world of cheese. Says Kirstin, “A good way to bond and keep a teenager in the car with you is to give her cheese at the end of the trip.” Fast forward to 2007, when Kirstin decided to stop writing her wine and food pairing blog “because it wasn’t enough of an escape for me from my everyday work life working in a wine shop,” and committed to her passion for cheese online. With that decision, It’s Not You, It’s Brie, was born. Kirstin loved being able to “geek out” on her blog by conducting research and delving deeper into a subject she was already so interested in.
Continuing to focus on her passion for cheese, Kirstin published her first book in November 2012. It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese takes the reader on a journey to discover 48 American cheesemakers, telling the story of each particular cheese and explaining the make process. The book also includes pairing suggestions and recipes, and it pulls from Kirstin’s experiences as an Anthropology major at UC Berkeley, a professionally-trained chef, a wine bar manager, and a cheese program director.
It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese can be found at most bookstores. You can also check out Kirstin’s blog here.
Fee: $160.00 - Sales Tax Included. The Fork is located at 14700 State Highway One.