On-Farm Classes

Farmstead Cheesemaker Short Courses for 2023

May 9-11, 2023

3/6 spaces remaining

Three days of deep dive into making cheese utilizing science and art at Pholia Farm. We’ll make multiple cheese varieties using cow and goat milk and do a lot of cheese tasting of the same varieties. This small class is limited to 4 or fewer students for optimum hands on experience. For more details click here.

750.00 (includes light breakfast, lunch, cheese tastings)

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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 in main barn. Starts at 59.00 per night. Airbnb listing with more details, will show as unavailable, message me to approve dates.

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 

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

12 thoughts on “On-Farm Classes

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

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Him, sorry to take so long to see this! Feel free to email me at gianaclis at pholiafarm.com
    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!!

  4. Hello Pholia Farm!

    I recently came across some of your cheese/yogurt making videos and absolutely love what you are doing. My husband and I have purchased our first few goats and are hoping to start a family-run creamery here in coastal Ecuador. I was wondering if you happened to be filming your upcoming course you have on goat management/cheese making from March 17-19th? I wish we were able to attend ourselves but I thought I’d see if you had any plans for filming the course to share to your online community? If so, we would absolutely love to “virtually” attend!

    Thanks so much for sharing all of your years of knowledge. We are exciting to begin reading your books as soon as we are able to get our hands on them!


  5. Hi Alley! I’m not planning on it, but probably should! I do have quite a few YouTube videos on my channel that you can access, though. Congratulations on your plans, would love to be able to travel to that part of the world one day!

  6. I am interested in your 2023 class schedule. Could you please let me know dates and availability?

  7. Hi Katie! Thanks for the reminder to update the website, I just added the spring 2023 class. It will be May 9-11th. Only one spot is taken at this point. Email me through the contact link for more details. Best, Gianaclis

  8. Hi there. My husband and I are interested in attending your cheesemaking class in May. We live in Victor Idaho and have 2 dairy goats that will be kidding in April. We got our goats from Lindsey and Ben with Slow Goat Farm. They turned me on to your books and site, etc. We are new to cheesemaking but have taken a day class at Wind River Farms in Victor and are also just huge cheese fanatics. Hoping there is still space available. Let us know.

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