THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022 | 6:30 PM
with Jessica Keahey of Sweet Freedom Cheese & Haley O'Brien
Jessica Keahey, owner of Sweet Freedom Cheese and beer nerd, Haley O’Brien, team up to share their passion through teaching the basics of craft brewing and cheesemaking as well as tricks around food and beer pairing. Taste an array of cheeses thoughtfully paired with different craft beers. Learn some history around the styles of beer and the American adaptations of the classic styles as well as learn the origins of the different cheeses featured. Taste and see how the interactions of food and beverage create unexpected palate journeys. Must be 21 or older to attend this class.
**All class ticket sales are final. No refunds or credit transfers to other classes are available.**
MASK POLICY AT HKS:
Masks are encouraged but not required during our classes. Please be advised in our new HKS kitchen, you may be working in small groups in a hands-on experience.
MEET THE CHEFS:
Jessica Keahey, Sweet Freedom Cheese-
In 2012 founder, Jessica Keahey, fell head over heels in love with cheesemaking and envisioned bringing the artisanal cheese movement to her home state. Today, Sweet Freedom Cheese is the first independent, cut-to-order cheese shop and education center in Northwest Arkansas. Sweet Freedom partners with local businesses, colleges, schools, and other institutions to teach workshops, lectures, and classes about cheese and cheesemaking around Arkansas.
Haley O’Brien has been working in the food and beverage industry for over a decade. She started in front of house, working her way into the craft beer sector then circling around to working in kitchens to produce locally sourced, plant-based foods. Her roots in the Kansas City brewery scene lead her to her knowledge and love of flavor pairings. Then she followed her passion for cooking and creating palate experiences by attending and working at Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food. She has worked heavily in specialty catering events, festivals, in-house dining experiences and she teaches cooking classes through Honeycomb Kitchen Shop. She has started offering in-house cooking coach lessons to help people become more confident in their own home kitchen and curates a program for her individual clients. She is passionate about connecting with small local farmers and using vegetables that may not sell at the market. She is focusing on whole food cooking that uses the entire plant or product to help minimize food waste and create unique dishes. When not cooking, she is exploring creative work such as music, art and dance. She is also an avid tea drinker and is studying Ayurvedic medicine + herbal remedies. She believes in self-healing, conscious living, yoga and meditation, in addition to the power of connecting with nature. She also enjoys teaching, connecting with people and public speaking. She invests time in gardening and raising her pets, as well as, values her relationships with friends and family.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org