SCHEDULE

 

 WORKSHOPS - CLASSES - WILD FOOD GASTRONOMY

PRIVATE CLASSES and GIFTS CARDS Available

 

To keep better track of who's coming and make sure the classes are not too large (15 people or less), I'm now using Eventbrite.com for registration. Some of my workshops sell very fast so make sure to register early.

 

Most of my classes and workshops are done outdoor but this August I have a couple indoor due to summer heat

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Cheeses Workshop (Indoor)

(No Dairy - Vegan - Limited to 15 people)

Fermented / Aged Plants and Nuts-Based Hard Cheeses

Saturday December 15

 

Nettles and Acorn cheese anyone? We're going nuts! Literally! Let's explore even deeper the culinary possibilities of our local terroir by making some fermented cheeses with local aromatic plants, nuts and unusual ingredients like ashes, homemade salt from sea water and much more!

Don't worry though, you can make those cheeses too with ingredients found in most supermarkets (Whole Food, Ralph, etc...).

 

Vegetarian and vegan nuts-based cheeses have come a long way in the last couple of years, the secret was really to use similar techniques to making dairy milks, including fermentation. I spent many months studying and experimenting with making delicious vegan cheeses by fermenting local nuts and plants, we're talking local walnuts, acorns, wild aromatic herbs, ashes and so on..., but also using regular store-bought ingredients. In this workshop, I will share my experience and techniques.

 

The amount of creativity possible and flavors are truly limitless, some of these cheeses can be aged for weeks or even months. Depending on the recipe, some will taste quite similar to some aged dairy-based French cheeses (stinky a bit) or more mild with cheddar-like qualities.

 

It's an unusual and truly unique workshop, not available anywhere else and well worth attending if you are into unique wild food or vegan/vegetarian cheeses.

 

During this workshop, I will take you through the process of making the cheese from scratch. I'll explain which ingredients can be used, how to ferment the cheeses, different techniques for aging them and much more.

 

Of course, we'll have some tasting too! We'll try a couple (maybe more) of different cheeses using wild or store-bought nuts. We can't have cheese without drinks so I'll bring fermented drinks as well (herbal meads, sodas, etc...)

 

 

Wild Terra

5858 N Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Time: From 1pm to around 4pm

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Edible/Medicinal Plants Walk (Forest) + Wild Food Tasting/Drinks

Saturday December 22

 

Join us for a gentle walk in the local hills surrounding Los Angeles. The walk is mostly about plants identification and their uses (medicinal, culinary, etc...) but, who knows, we may find some interesting medicinal mushrooms. Last time I found some reishi growing out of a tree.

 

With the recent rain, we also have a lot of interesting edible greens and sprouts such as chickweed, wild chervil, mustard, Lamb's quarter and much more.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some wild food tasting and drinks made with local plants.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area. Bring water and sun protection. The walk will occur rain or shine (we love rain!)

 

Location:

 

We meet in front of a place called Reptacular

8828 Gold Creek Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Look for a red Jeep Wrangler near the entrance, we park on the side of the road a bit further (don't enter the main gate, just drive a bit further)

34°19'09.9"N 118°19'49.1"W

Time: From 10 AM to around 1 PM

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Mushrooms and Plants Walk + Wild Snacks/Drinks

Saturday December 29

 

We had a decent amount of rain so far, let's see if we can find some mushrooms. On a good year, I can collect over 40 pounds of oyster and various other mushrooms. I mostly a plant guy but I know quite a few medicinal mushrooms we can find locally such as turkey tail mushrooms and reishi. We'll explore the local forest and see what we can find. We'll also talk about all the edible and medicinal plants encounter during the walk.

 

Mushrooms are always peculiar and depend on the weather so can't promise we'll find some but, with the recent rain, we also have a lot of interesting edible greens and sprouts such as chickweed, wild chervil, mustard, Lamb's quarter and much more.

 

It's a very gentle walk with lots of stops to talk about the plants and trees.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some wild food tasting featuring oyster mushooms  as well as drinks made with local herbs.

 

Long pants is a good idea - We have poison oak in the area. Bring water and sun protection. The walk will occur rain or shine (we love rain!)

 

Location:

 

Location: Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

We meet at the South end of the park, pass the children's playground. (not where the horses are located, keep driving on the main road to the end of the park)

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

Time: From 10AM to around 1PM

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Check for daily updates on the schedule, I'm about to add a special tasting event, more plants walks, etc... in the next couple of days.