Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cheese Contest Reminder!

Larry Faillace and Ian Anderson in the cheese house at Cave's Branch.

6 days and 5 nights in Belize, learning to make cheese ...
Deadline:  July 31, 2013.

This could be the easiest contest you have ever won!  And, the most rewarding.  

If you're ready to make cheese and you want to have a good time while you're learning, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.  The monetary value alone of this prize is $1108 (and that doesn't include the thrill of making cheese and making new friends).  

As you may remember, I took this trip to Belize last January and I experienced the entire package described below.  I took a million pictures and wrote a series of 4 articles about it (click here).  It was absolutely one of the best times I have ever had.  Here's the blurb (that's me at the far left in the photo):

You can say “CHEESE!” Again - Enter the contest for a chance to win a cheese making adventure package!

If you can't imagine yourself enjoying a cheese making workshop, neither did Ian Anderson.  But two years ago, at Three Shepherds Farm in Warren Vermont, Ian had one of the best experiences of his life.  And now, just two years later, Caves Branch Artisan Cheeses are internationally recognized as exceptional artisan cheeses.  Join Ian along with master cheese makers, Dr. Larry and Linda Faillace, of Vermont for one of four workshops (your choice) in the jungles of Belize.

How To Win:
Submit a picture of your favorite cheese with a description saying why it is your favorite cheese.


Cheese making adventure package that includes the following:

• Complimentary drinks upon arrival

• 5 nights accommodations in one of our jungle bungalows

• All meals from dinner on day of arrival to breakfast on day of departure

• Half day Caves Branch Adventure inner tubing through the river caves of Belize

• Cheese Making Adventures… 3 and one half full days of cheese making workshop instruction, hands on cheese making, and all required literature, materials and equipment with instruction by Larry and Linda Faillace, master cheese makers from Three Shepherds Farm in Warren, Vermont. Students will personally make a minimum of six different cheeses during the workshop.

• Full use of Caves Branch facilities hot tub, swimming pools and personalized walking tours through the 15 acre botanical gardens and orchid gardens.

This contest ends on July 31st, 2013

**You and your non-participating friend or spouse will be hosted at Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge.  Please note that the prize can only be redeemed for the time when cheese courses are scheduled.  Scheduled dates for cheese courses:

Cheeses of Latin America  September 11th - 16th, 2013
Latin American cheese making: A hands-on, comprehensive cheese making course, on the art and science of making high quality cheese, with a focus on the cheeses of Latin America.

Cheeses of Italy  September 17th - 22nd, 2013
Italian cheese making: Our ever popular hands-on cheese making class in which you learn the intricacies of cheese making by focusing on some of Italy's most famous and delicious cheeses.

Artisan Cheese Making  January 15th - 20th, 2014
Learn the ancient techniques, the art, and the science that allow you to transform milk into a large array of delicious cheeses from around the world, using just four basic ingredients.

Advanced Cheese Making  January 22nd - 27th, 2014
Take your cheese making and cheese marketing skills to the next level. We will focus on more complex cheese making techniques and delve into the microbiology and magic of aging and ripening cheese, and the secrets of making a living with cheese.

Contest ends on July 31st, 2013

To apply - click here

The thrill of seeing milk transform into curds.

The last day of the first cheese making course offered at Cave's Branch

A few of the cheeses made at the lodge.

Quite a reference!

The view from the dining room.

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