From Scratch: Cheese & Crackers

Fiona from Buena Vista Farm in Gerringong brings a slice of her farm paradise and kitchen workshop back to Jamboree with a demonstration, learning, tasting and hands-on cooking class.

Learn to make two simple cheeses and delicious sourdough crackers that you'll want to make again and again... Taste these creations too!

You will watch Fiona teach how to bring simple cheesemaking home and why sourdough crackers are the best thing in the world. Learn how some simple kitchen changes to minimise processed food are easy peasy!

Fiona Walmsley is a passionate farmer, foodie, baker and maker, living with her family at the stunning Buena Vista Farm, Gerringong.

Buena Vista is a family farm bought by Fiona’s great-great-grandfather in 1859, when, after renting it for almost twenty years, it came up for sale. He rode his horse into the auction at Kiama and successfully bid on it. It was a dairy farm until about fifteen years ago when Fiona’s dad, Malcolm, retired and put in a small coffee grove (you know, just for fun. Farmers, eh.)

In 2012 Fiona and Adam moved back to the farm with the intention of building a small, sustainable operation which would support a young family. They started with laying hens and meat chickens and have gradually added bees, a small number of grass-fed beef, a market garden, a kitchen garden, free range pigs, geese and ducks and a commercial kitchen in which they make a range of fermented foods for sale at our local weekly farmer’s market.

At the end of 2013 they began running cooking workshops, based around our passion for from-scratch food and wholefood cooking.