Courses

This second tier cheese making class will cover the concepts of: culture differences, meso/thermo; raw/store milk & calcium chloride; cooking the curd, cheese press; brine soaking & whey; waxing, aging - time & temp; bloomy rind applications. You will apply these techniques and make several cheese types including Feta, Colby, Queso Blanco, St Maure and a bonus cheese of Mascarpone. Class will be held in UCC's Lang Event Center, wine will be available for purchase. Instructor: M. Hawes


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Learn the fundamentals, science and techniques involved with baking your own yeast risen dough. Enjoy the satisfaction of being able to bake fresh loaves of bread whenever you desire. Instructor: S. Harrison


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This class includes how to make several different styles of boxes and the processes involved in the making of 4 different types of joinery used in a variety of styles of boxes. Students will learn how to use hand and power tools, jigs and fixtures to mill each component for each box design and work on, completing their own box. Materials included Instructor: J. Brokenbourgh


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A hands-on demonstration of basic techniques for icing and decorating cakes of various shapes and sizes. Students will get familiar with piping bag usage and practice of an assortment of shapes, rosettes, shells, ribbons, leaves, flowers, writing and more. Instructor: S. Fair-Harrison


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An introduction to the world of food and wine pairing. Develop your palate and discover how to complement the flavor profiles of some favorite dishes and popular wines. Must be 21 Instructor: S. Harrison


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This class includes designs and plans for one of two designs of router tables. This class shows students the techniques and joinery necessary to construct an approximately 4ft long by 2ft deep floor model router table & fence. The other design will be for a bench top model. Building Materials Supplied - Students are required to furnish their own routers. This is a project that will last for years to come.


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Do you have a special occasion coming up (Valentine's Day, birthday, or anniversary) that you would like to impress your partner or friends with? Join instructor Brandy Stumpe and learn to cook a delicious dinner featuring slow roasted beef tenderloin, basil parmesan mayo, scrumptious apple side, and decadent desert. A meal guaranteed to impress anyone!


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Home dairying and cheese making is the goal of this course! This class will teach you that home dairying and cheese making can be simple, nutritious and cost effective. You will learn to make your own fresh Mozzarella cheese, Butter, Sour Cream and Fromage Blanc. Wine will be available for purchase courtesy of UCC SOWI. Instructor: Mary Hawes. Please bring a pint glass jar with lid and a small bowl with lid to transport your cheese.


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Do you want to be THE Dutch Oven expert? Join instructor Eugene Regan for an amazing experience! He will guide you in preparing a dozen different, hands-on recipes. Centuries ago, the Dutch Oven was the main cooking utensil in every household! Learn how to select, care for, and use a Dutch Oven to produce GREAT tasting food. Enjoy eating all of your creations in class! All supplies included. This class is held outdoors.


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This course will provide students with the basics for successful and tasty gluten free cooking and baking. Learn how to substitute casein, dairy and eggs for those who are unable to use them. Using and understanding the chemistry of gluten free baking and cooking to enjoy great taste and texture in your bread, pastries and every day meal planning. Cook book included. Instructor: D. Caterson


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This class will offer hands-on experience making your own tortillas using the nixtamalization technique. You will start by liming whole dried corn and grinding it to make tortilla dough (masa), you will then render pig fat into lard, flatten and fry the tortillas. Top this off with queso quesadilla and salsa. Yum! Vegan options available. Instructor L. Stokes


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What a better way to get a hop on the Easter season, than learning how to make easy hard boiled eggs and a delicious ham that family will enjoy? Join us as we demonstrate the 5-5-5 method for easy peel hard boiled eggs and a sweet mustard glazed spiral ham, just in time for Easter. Participants will go home with some eggs, ham and the helpful recipes for your at home Easter success. Instructor: M. Cavaner


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Have you heard of the current Instant Pot craze and quickly you can make dinner with it? Want to learn more about what makes it so popular? This class will provide an introduction on the Instant Pot's features and usage. In class we will demonstrate and enjoy an easy, delicious recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken, Rice and Broccoli. Additionally, participants will go home with several handouts of guidelines, to maximize your home success with this versatile appliance.


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This class will include making and use of crosscut sleds for use on the table saw, feather boards, router and saw guides, router jigs including for adjustable shelf pins, a variety of push sticks, router jig for cutting circles, a circle cutting jig for the band saw, a router guide for making dados, table saw taper cutting jig and use of a factory made dovetail jig. The use of most of these items will be demonstrated and the making and students use of each individual jigs will be limited to time restraints. Jigs and fixtures for table saws, band saws, and routers will be a valuable asset to improving your skill level and quality of your work, plus making many operations much safer. Instructor: J. BrokenbroughThis class is for students that have some prior experience with woodworking or have attended one of our subsequent classes.


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Perfect cheesecake doesn't have to be intimidating! Baking a savory cheesecake should never be a source of anything except pure bliss. Not frustrating or distress and certainly never tears! In this class, instructor Michelle Bassett will walk you through the easy steps of making your very own decadent cheesecake. Each student will go home with a mini cheesecake that they bake in class and a mini spring form pan. Keto option available.


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The router is one of the most versatile power tools in the wood shop. This workshop includes the use of hand-held routers and router tables. Many people only know a fraction of what this great tool can do. With the aid of a variety of router bits, jigs and fixtures the router can be used to create mortises, tenons, dadoes, sliding dovetails, raised paneled doors, arched doorways, picture frames and more. Some of these techniques will be demonstrated and discussed along with examples of different types of routers and their best use. Time permitting, students will have an opportunity to practice some of these cuts themselves.


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Sausages are the name of the game in this class. Chef Brandy Stumpe will show you how to make four different types of delicious sausage. You will learn to make a sweet italian sausage, chicken with apple sausage and the all popular polish sausage. Tereso sausage will also be made in this class, making sure there is something for every taste bud.


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Pickling can sound like a daunting task to the novice, but with a few simple ingredients and tools you will become a pickling pro in no time.  In this class you will learn how to make homemade pickles and dilly beans.  Everyone knows what a scrumptious pickle is but have you ever heard of a dilly bean? Dilly beans are pickled green beans and oh so good. Instructor M. Bassett.


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This is a project-based course utilizing an open-lab format. Students can creatively plan, fabricate, smith, and make art out of metal. Topics covered will include: welding & blacksmithing processes, safety, equipment, and essential variables of operation. Class is open to all levels of students. Please bring safety glasses, closed toed shoes, a lab coat, and welding helmet to each class. Materials for projects are not included in the course fee. Machine tools, welders, torches, and gorges are included. Contact instructor, Ian Fisher at 541-440-7819.


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Make something beautiful with wood! Students will learn woodworking techniques with hands-on experience. The class encompasses types of wood and their selection, joinery, and safe use of woodworking machinery and hand tools. Assistance in project selection will be provided, or you may choose your own! Your teacher is Jim Brokenbourgh, an experienced woodworker with over 30 years as a custom furniture maker and many years of providing private woodworking classes. Students supply their own wood. All levels of students are welcome! A safety orientation will be conducted on the first day of class for students that have not attended a previous class in the last year, please show up an hour early for the first class.
This class is offered for GOLD CARD MEMBERS. Gold Card members use discount code GOLD at checkout.


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