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Connect and Learn - Home Cheesemaking Demonstration

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Connect and Learn + Share Table

Home Cheesemaking Demonstration

Presented by Valerie Pearson, Green Living Australia

Monday 16 October 2023

6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Attend in person or via Zoom

Join us at Level 3 Meeting Rooms, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba, QLD, 4350, or attend online.  We'll send you the Zoom link once you book.

This is the monthly Connect and Learn evening for Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

Bookings are Essential

Bookings are essential so that we have contact details and know how many will be attending.

What We'll Do

6.30 pm - Learn - Home Cheesemaking Demonstration

Presented by Valerie Pearson, Green Living Australia

Have you ever wanted to make cheese?

In this practical demonstration, Valerie Pearson, author of Home Cheese Making in Australia, will teach how to make delicious cheese at home. This practical demonstration will cover the basics of yoghurt and cheese making. During the session, you will learn how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment. 


Everyone will also get to taste some dairy yoghurtcoconut yoghurtmozzarellaquark, and feta.


Valerie will bring some bookscheese kitsyoghurt makers, and cultures available for purchase for anyone interested. Payment will be by cash or card. Prices are available on the Green Living Australia website https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au.

About our Presenter

Valerie Pearson co-founded Green Living Australia an Australian-owned and operated company located south of Brisbane. The business evolved from a need to create homemade, preservative-free, additive-free foods, and chemical-free body products to combat the ever-increasing food allergy and chemical sensitivity within our society. 

Green Living Australia provides pure cultures, equipment and education for conscious foodies to fill their dietary requirements and gourmet food cravings, and to make all-natural body products that are chemical-free and sustainable. The focus is to enable community members to produce their own artisan cheeses from chevre and cream fraiche to feta and camembert, and boutique lacto-ferments such as kimchi, sauerkraut, natural pickles, kefir and kombucha. 

7.45 pm – Connect – Light Supper (provided) and Share Table

A light supper will be served (including Gluten Free and Vegan options).

Sharing of produce on the Share Table opens after the presentation to allow plenty of time for everyone to place their donations, and then give you the opportunity to browse, connect and make your selections during supper.

Share Table

Do you have surplus?

We encourage you to bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies, and resources to share with others at our monthly Connect and Learn evenings.

Some ideas of what you could bring include – fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, milk, jams, pickles, preserves, jars, ferments, starters, SCOBYs, seeds, plants, seedlings, cuttings, tubers, pots, tools, gardening magazines, permaculture books, recipes, patterns, manure, coffee grounds, compost additives, worms, mealworms, wool, fabric, craft supplies, soap, natural cleaning products, plastic alternatives, produce bags – the list is extensive.

Please bring whatever you can and then take home whatever you need within our culture of generosity and free sharing


Free off-street parking is available under the library (enter from Victoria Street).


The venue has access for wheelchairs, walking frames, and strollers as needed. Everyone is welcome (including children with parental supervision).

We hope we see you there!


  • Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. - Free
  • First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event - Free
  • Non-Members - $10 per person
  • Children attending with an Adult - Free (but please book so we know the total numbers)


Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is due by 31 December each year. It's only $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.  

Membership forms will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download at http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/


We’re taking careful steps to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. This includes:

Please don’t attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell.  Help us keep everyone healthy and well.

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