Cheesemaking, Goat Management, and Dairy Classes

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Upcoming Classes by Gianaclis at Pholia Farm

Four Day Goat Academy

Join a small group of eager learners for four days of intense, focused, and fun holistic goat care education. From fecal testing to midwifery and yogurt making to hooftrimming, we’ll cover a lot! You’ll also have the opportunity for questions and interaction with other eager goat enthusiasts!

Goat Academy 2018


Next Class:

March 2019

Specific Dates coming soon

All four days: 400.00

One day only: 150.00

Includes final meal, snacks, coffee, tea. Bring your own daily lunch. We’ll also have a binder of materials and handouts.

Lodging opportunities on farm (message for more info)

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Three Day Intensive Farmstead Cheesemaker’s  Short Course Special


This special version of our class will focus on creating superior flavored cheeses, including smoked, washed curd, spice rubs, and more. We’ll make some stretched curd varieties as well and cold smoke them. For the serious beginner or commercial artisan wanting to take the craft to the next level.

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Next Class:

May 9,10,11, 2019



6 spots

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The Humane Harvest

Respectful goat butchery, anatomy and physiology, hide tanning, more.

Info: Previous Class flyer: Butchery Class

Next Class:

Nov 16, 17th 2018


275.00 two days

150.00 one day only

Class size limited

To reserve, send a deposit by check or click on PayPal link

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Staying at Pholia Farm

The Bunk House

Tiny, glamping experience. Memory foam queen bed, outside picnic table, grill, and sawdust composting toilet. Access to real bathroom and shower. Starts at 59.00 per night. Book on Airbnb

The Airstream

Retro, 31 foot 1971 Airstream. Memory foam queen and twin bed. Kitchenette with fridge and range, deck, grill, sawdust composting toilet and access to real bathroom and shower. Starts at 89.00 per night. Book on Airbnb or HipCamp

Places to Stay and Eat Near Pholia Farm

  • Inn at the Rogue (Best Western) – 541-582-2200 or 800-238-0700 Some sites say it’s in Grants Pass, but we promise it’s in Rogue River!
  • The historic Weasku Inn – 800-493-2758 For a unique experience try out this 1924 log lodge located on the Rogue River, just a few miles from the City of Rogue River.

  • The Station -(Currently out of business, but reopening we hope in 2017) Excellent dining made lovingly by local chef with as many organic and local ingredients as possible. Friendly atmosphere and creative dishes.

  • Paisanos Italian- Fun atmosphere, big yummy dishes, fast and good service. The food is made from scratch and from fresh, often local ingredients. Also great for take-out.

  • Abby’s Pizza – our vote for the best pizza in Southern Oregon


6 thoughts on “Cheesemaking, Goat Management, and Dairy Classes

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  3. Great website and classes and books
    Got our local library to order a copy of the Holistic…

  4. I am interested in your intensive cheesemaking short course . Ive been making cheese for several years now. I have both of your cheesemaking books. I am looking to improve and learn more . Just want to find a course that will be certain to advance me in cheesemaking. Im sure yours would. I live in Jackson Tennessee. My name is Jim Haley. Do you have a class later , like maybe spring of 2019 ? I would need information about where to fly in to and accommodations and such. Love your books Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. And Basic Cheesemaking. They are the ones I use the most . Would like the opportunity to see things hands on.

  5. Hi Him, sorry to take so long to see this! Feel free to email me at gianaclis at
    Yes, we usually have a March short course also. I don’t have the dates up yet. Medford, Or is where you would fly in. There are more details about lodging on the farm’s website, but we have 3 options for different prices on farm, and then the nearest hotel is in Rogue River, 10 miles away: Inn at the Rogue Best Western.
    Hope that helps! Oh, and thank you for your kind words on the books!!

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