• Natural Cheese Making
    October 28, 2017
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm



This is a hands-on workshop guided by Courtney Tyler, where you will get to make your own cultured milk recipes, including:

  • milk kefir
  • kefir strained cheese (cow’s milk)
  • raw chevre cheese (goat’s milk)
  • how to use whey

All participants will take home print-outs on the cheese making process, as well as kefir culture, kefir cheese & bottle of whey. Class size is limited to 16 people.








Courtney Tyler is based in the Wicklow Mountains where she runs Hips and Haws a centre for information and workshops about:

  • Wild Food
  • Slow Food
  • Food and Drink Fermentation Workshops and Demonstrations
  • Folk Herbalism
  • Green Living – how to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Permaculture/ Sustainability
  • DIY/ GIY
  • Wild Crafting- what to create with wild flowers and herbs
  • Foraging Walks
  • Jewellery classes

Courtney Tyler found herself with a growing discontent with the disconnect most of us face in relation to our food supply.​ This, ​coupled with an interest in learning to use the wild herbs and plants that grow in abundance around us all, drove Courtney to focus on and actively practice the above issues.

​Wishing to make changes to her lifestyle, she moved to the country with her son and partner and this enabled her with the opportunity to further explore and deepen her awareness of and connection to nature.

She has always had an interest in herbal medicine and an apprenticeship with Judith Hoad in Donegal only strengthened this desire to learn to live sustainably and to put permaculture principles to work in her environment. She makes her own yogurt, cheese and kefir from her own raw goats’ milk and grows some of her own vegetables and herbs in her garden, many of which she ferments into sauerkraut and kimchi and pickles. Sourdough breads, naturally fermented ginger sodas and kombucha teas are staples in her home.

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