TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2024 | 6:30 PM
with Laura Cochran and PattyJo Hinkel of Sweet Freedom Cheese
Not only does Sweet Freedom Cheese have some of the highest quality meats and cheeses available in our area, but they put together the most stunning charcuterie boards! Come learn from the masters in this hands on class where each guest will get to create their very own Valentine's Charcuterie Board! Sweet Freedom will discuss the importance of flavor profiles and pairing as well as plate design and then teach participants how to make things like Salami Roses, Heart Apples, Lovey Brie Cutouts, and so much more to make your V-Day board POP! Each guest will have a smorgasbord of ingredients to choose from and build their own unique board after learning the techniques and skills from the instructors. Take your board home, enjoy eating after class or give it as a gift -if you can resist eating it yourself. Each board is large enough to serve 2 adults as meal or 6-8 as a grazing board.
*All class ticket sales are final. No refunds or credit transfers to other classes are available.*
MEET THE CHEFS:
Chef Laura Cochran, Sweet Freedom Head Cheesemonger
Chef Laura grew up in Fayetteville and attended the University of Arkansas, earning a degree in French. After 10 years in collegiate administration, Laura pursued a long-held dream to attend culinary school, during which she began her career in cheese at Sweet Freedom Cheese. Graduating from Brightwater in 2020 with a degree in Food Studies and emphasis in Artisanal Foods, Laura holds certifications as a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, WSET Wine & Spirits Level 1, and ServSafe Food Manager and recently became a Certified Cheese Professional from the American Cheese Society. Her favorite part of the culinary world is learning about foods sourced and produced using old-world style techniques, particularly honey cultivation, bread making, and (of course) cheesemaking.
Chef PattyJo Hinkel, Sweet Freedom Director of Culinary Experience
Building on her experiences working in the food industry, Chef PattyJo moved from her home state of Wyoming to Arkansas in the fall of 2017 to attend Brightwater culinary school where she graduated with a triple-threat of degrees in Culinary, Artisanal Foods, and Pastry Arts in 2020. She holds certifications as a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, WSET Wine & Spirits Level 1, ServSafe Food Manager, and Specialty Coffee Association barista. PJ joined the team at Sweet Freedom Cheese in 2019 after completing her culinary internship and is the Director of Culinary Experience, leading the kitchen team in creating gorgeous cheese-focused dishes and show-stopping cheese & charcuterie boards.