Learn to make mozzarella, ricotta Apr 12

You live in Wisconsin: cheese is in your DNA, so why not make your own?

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio demonstration kitchen will offer two classes, Home Cheese Making: Mozzarella and Ricotta, at 1:30 p.m. and repeated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Each class will teach both cheeses, and cost $3 per person for supplies; the classes are open to adults and teens 13 and older. Online-only registration is required and begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at www.fdlpl.org, click Calendar.

Veteran home cheese maker Linda Conroy will lead this fun workshop. She’ll teach the basic concepts of cheese making, and participants will make ricotta, a simple quick mozzarella and enjoy samples.

Conroy, an herbalist, is founder of Moonwise Herbs and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. She has apprenticed with and studied with world-renowned herbalists, and she has offered workshops and apprenticeship programs for two decades. Conroy says she’s inspired by plants and the feminine; her passion is herbal nourishment through community, wild food and wild medicine.

The Idea Studio is the library’s makerspace, a permanent do-it-yourself zone in the lower level with equipment to use for free and DIY programming. The Idea Studio is open 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. More information is available at www.fdlpl.org/ideastudio and on the studio’s Facebook and Instagram pages, found at Idea Studio FDLPL.




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