Sacha Laurin, hailing from Australia, is Head Cheesemaker for Winters Cheese Company. She teaches lively, fun, and educational private group cheesemaking classes at Cookhouse!
Sacha Laurin is Head Cheesemaker for Winters Cheese Company, located 45 minutes from Sacramento, CA, and has been with the company since they opened in 2009. Her love for the art and science of artisan cheese making grew from living in the Brie region of France for 15 years, and then studying dairy science and cheesemaking at training programs with UC Davis, Cal Poly, and the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese. She formed her own cheese education and consultation company Many Moons Cheese in 2008 and teaches private and group cheesemaking classes in the Bay Area and Sacramento region. Sacha also helps organize continuing education classes for professional California Cheesemakers with the California Artisan Cheese Guild.
Native to Australia, she now lives in Davis and is continually studying the science of cheesemaking and all things fermented, including cultured plant-based cheeses. Sacha is also passionate about kombucha as a fermented wellness beverage and is pioneering the live culture as a sustainable vegan leather. She has showcased her Kombucha clothing line at Sacramento Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week and her work has been photographed in National Geographic. Sacha loves to make, eat, breathe, teach, and learn about all things cheese, and is passionate about increasing community awareness and education and helping to support every aspect of the Californian artisan cheese community and industry.
Plant-Based Cheese Classes
The vegan cheese classes Sacha offers are:
Sacha also offers a class on kombucha-making!