Learning the 'whey' to make cheese
The Student Made Cheese competition gives school students the opportunity to gain knowledge and an appreciation of the importance of dairy produce practices. The competition follows on from the RNA Teachers' Cheese Making Workshops, led by international dairy judge Russell Smith.
Teachers are given the opportunity to participate in the free workshops and are guided through the process of making either a camembert or blue cheese. The teachers then pass on the information to their students, with the process taking six to seven weeks.