Cheesemaking, Goat Management, and Dairy Classes

Cheesy Fun for Four

Want to stay on the farm and spend one day learning to make a customized selection of homemade dairy products. You’ll choose from things such as: hand-churned butter, fresh mozzarella, goats milk chevre, yogurt, and so many more, as well as enjoy a guided cheese and libation tasting? This class, open to two couples who concurrently book the Airstream and Bunkhouse for two night stays.


Check Airbnb link below for availability dates for Airstream. Inquire about those nights, and mention that you and two friends would like to book both lodgings and have a custom class.

I’ll confirm that those dates work and then send you your “menu” of things to choose from. In addition to the dairy products you’ll make in the class, you’ll also choose whether you’d like a beer, cider, or wine tasting session!

Price is 500.00 per couple and includes one copy of either Mastering Basic Cheesemaking or Homemade Yogurt and Kefir. Gianaclis is happy to sign during the class, of course.

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)

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0/6 spots remaining as of 5/15

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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

8 thoughts on “Cheesemaking, Goat Management, and Dairy 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
    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!

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