Cheesemaking, Goat Management, and Dairy Classes

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Fall Farmstead Cheesemaker Short Course

October 28-30, 2019

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 7 or fewer students for optimum hands on time. 

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1/7 spots remaining as of 9/7/2019

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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 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!

Goat Academy 2018 flyer

March 2020 date coming soon 

All three days

One day only: 150.00

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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 ( see website or send message for more info)

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 

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

Join the Conversation


  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!!

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