Coast to coast, Americans have a love affair with everything cheese. In NYS, the dairy industry is the largest single segment of New York's agricultural industry. With more than 4,000 dairy farms, New York State is the the nation's fourth-largest cheese producing state. In 2018 NY produced enough cheese for every New Yorker to have 45 pounds of cheese. It is gooey, it is tasty and there are lots of choices. Whether your favorite is cheddar or one of the hundreds of other varieties, let’s get cheezy with some fun recipes using one of our favorite foods. We will prepare fricos, stovetop cheese pie and cheese-filled share bread.


Following the class join us for a cheese tasting featuring area cheese



Class fees are per person.  

Class is limited to 10 Students. Masks are optional for vaccinated participants.

Let's Get Cheezy - Saturday 10/23 11AM - 1PM

  • Lorraine Johnson is a self-taught cook who has been teaching food preparation as an avocation to a wide variety of audiences for more than 30 years. She has been the owner-operator of two cooking “schools” and taught middle school children, adults, seniors, diabetics, and international visitors in a variety of settings. She has traveled throughout the world and has enjoyed learning to prepare local specialties in some of the countries she has visited.

    She sees food not only sustenance but as a window into history and culture. She is especially focused on developing skills rather than simply following recipes.

    She has spent most of her career as a director and/or development professional for non-profits but she derives great joy in teaching. Her favorite students are her two sons and grandsons.

  • All class fees are non-refundable except in the case of class cancellation due to severe weather or instructor illness.

    A credit for a reschedule may be available at the discretion of the instructor and only up to 10 days before the scheduled date of the class.