If you have a passion for Italian-style fresh cheeses, this specialty cheese making class is a must! Giorgio, an awarding winning cheesemaker, will first show you how to make fresh mozzarella, burrata (money bag-style mozzarella pouches filled with delicate strings of stretched curd and cream), and primo sale (a semi soft, milky cheese) from scratch. Giorgio will then be joined by his That’s Amore colleague, chef Dario Di Clerico, who will prepare recipes featuring the cheeses including: bocconcini served with tomato water (strained liquid from very ripe blended tomatoes), basil and watercress; autumn burratina (small burrata) served with a selection of seasonal produce such as spiced roast pumpkin, chestnut ragu, and pickled pears or persimmons; and spaghetti with primo sale and Market fresh seafood.
Making Italian-style Cheeses
Learn to make mozzarella, burrata and primo sale
Get up close and personal with the chefs from some of Melbourne’s best restaurants. Sharing their extraordinary knowledge and expertise, our Master Class chefs will show you how to create the food that they are famous for and teach you how to take your cooking to the next level. Click here for more information the class format.
Image is indicative only and does not reflect the exact ingredients or dishes you will use/make during this class.
About the Chef
Cheesemaker/Owner, That’s Amore Cheese
In 2004, Giorgio arrived in Melbourne from Sicily without a word of English. It was his first job in a cheese factory where he became interested and passionate about making cheese. After just 4 years, he started his own business ’That’s Amore Cheese’. He initially made only one product, ‘Bocconcini leaf’ which became an instant success in Italian restaurants. Chefs admired his artisan skills in making handmade cheeses. This meant he could make and market more cheese varieties, resulting in his business growing rapidly. In April 2010, he opened his factory in Donnybrook, just outside Melbourne and five years later, moved his operation to a bigger factory in Thomastown accommodating a café, cooking classes and extensive retail outlet offering a wide range of artisan cheeses and other Italian products. More