(Note: 2021 Will likely be the LAST year we hold classes at Pholia Farm)
2021 coronavirus update: Our classes this year will be small and possibly masked, depending upon the state of the pandemic at that time. You will be required to take hygiene steps such as lots of handwashing. We can do this!
March 17-19, 2021
Join a small group of eager learners for three days of intense, focused, and fun holistic goat care education. From fecal testing to midwifery and yogurt making to hoof trimming, we’ll cover a lot. I schedule a few goats to be due to kid during this time as well as having kids ready for disbudding (with sedation) and much more. You’ll also have the opportunity for questions and interaction with other eager goat enthusiasts!
2021 Schedule: Click link just below this.
Includes snacks, coffee, tea. Bring your own daily lunch. We’ll also have a binder of materials and handouts.
All three days 300.00. One day only: 150.00
Farmstead Cheesemaker Short Course 2021
June 2-4, 2021
Three days of deep dive into making cheese utilizing science and art in Pholia’s small, farmstread creamery. We’ll make multiple cheese varieties using cow and goat milk (sometimes sheep also), and do a lot of cheese tasting of the same varieties. This small class is limited to 6 or fewer students for optimum hands on experience.
750.00 (includes light breakfast, lunch, cheese tastings)
More info:https://pholiafarm.com/farmstead-cheesemaker-short-course/ )at)
2/6 spots remaining as of 4-10
Basics and Beyond – Cheese and Dairy Products
May 7,8, 2021
Two day immersion into the wonderful world of homemade dairy products! Join a small group of home and hobby enthusiasts at Pholia Farm for three days of hands-on and mouth-on cheese and dairy fermentation and focused tasting sessions.
We’ll make things such as cultured and sweet cream butter, yogurt, kefir, paneer, ricotta, fromage blanc, chevre, mozzarella, burrata, feta (fresh and marinated), and squeaky cheddar curds. We’ll use them in cooking and enjoy them for meals. There will also be several pairing classes including pairing cheeses with wines, ciders, and beers.
We’ll also do a tasting at a cheese shop, visit a local winery that also is a creamery, and have guided tour through how beer fermentation is amazingly similar to that of making cheese and why they pair together so well.
Staying at Pholia Farm – Three options
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 (listing will show as unavailable, message me to approve dates)
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
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.
- 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