Cooking Class and Farm Tour at Achadinha Cheese Company in Petaluma

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Field Kitchen is thrilled to host its next Farm Class at the Achadinha Cheese Company in Petaluma. Achadinha is a family-owned farm goat run by Jim and Donna Pacheco and their four children. The dairy business was started more than 60 years ago by Jim’s father, and now the Pacheco family makes award-winning goat (mostly) cheeses and cares for their goats (or “the girls” as they call them) who graze year-ound on 290 acres. They also raise jersey cows, beef cows, chickens and even a few ducks.

We will start the day with a tour of the ranch and the cheese plant, where you will learn how the various Achadinha cheeses are made. After meeting “the girls” and seeing the milking parlor, you will sample all of of their delicious cheeses. Next, we’ll prepare lunch together using Achadinha cheese and eggs and other local and seasonal produce. Feel free to bring wine or beer to enjoy with the meal.

Our Farm Classes are a unique way to learn your food comes from, how it is produced and to get to know the people who grow it. It is a truly special experience to cook and share a meal together on the very land where your ingredients come from.

The Field Kitchen is a pop-up cooking school that offers culinary classes in kitchens and farms throughout the Bay Area.

About the teachers:
Frances Wilson is a seasoned food professional who taught the professional culinary program at the renowned Tante Maries Cooking School in San Francisco for more than ten years and now teaches at the Silverado Cooking School in Napa. Prior to that, she was the chef at Lalimes restaurant in Berkeley.

Jen Knapp taught recreational classes and led private culinary events at Tante Maries Cooking School for 15 years, in addition to working as a private chef and caterer throughout the Bay Area. She is also certified as a Master Taster with ChefsBest, where she does sensory evaluation of consumer food and beverage products.

Frances and Jen are both endlessly curious about food and cooking and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

Cancellation policy:
A full refund will be issued if we are notified 5 or more days prior to a class. If you cancel a class between 48 hours and less than 5 days, a 50 percent refund will be offered. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of a class, we regret that no refunds or credits can be issued, however you are welcome to send someone in your place.

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