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Review in Culture Magazine, Winter 2018

Heritage Radio Network
Podcast station featuring heritage food topics the Curd Radio Podcast
Episode 353, Oct. 1, 2018
Really interesting, in-depth, hour-long, interview w/ Merryl Winstein
by Diane Stempel, cheese investigator.

Welcome Dairy Connection/Get Culture,
& New England Cheesemaking Supply,
now carrying my Successful Cheesemaking® book.

Planet Cheese, click here.
with Merryl Winstein

Read Planet Cheese, blogger Janet Fletcher's fascinating weekly cheeseletter with seasonal recipes, class announcements and timely thoughts on food, wine, beer, gardening and culinary travel. Sept. 5, 2018 issue features my new Successful Cheesemaking® book.

Earthworms Radio Show
Jean Ponzi, host

KDHX 88.1 FM Radio
St Louis, Missouri
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Step-by-step directions & photos for Making Nearly Every Type of Cheese"
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Publisher's Weekly review, May 2018.

Kirkus Magazine review, July 2018

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MERRYLCHEESE is a cheesemaking virtuoso, and you can be too.

I am Merryl Winstein, and for 22 years I raised dairy goats and made cheese in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

I started loving cheese as a teenager when I traveled alone to Denmark to visit my penpal and live with her family. There I ate phenomenal cheeses that weren’t available here at home. Those flavors inspired a lifelong journey of learning and then teaching the time-honored, traditional, and professional methods for making fabulous tasting cheese.  

I’ve taught a few thousand people how to make delicious, authentic, artisan cheese of all types, at home or in the cheese making plant. Whether you've never made cheese before, or your cheese needs improvement, it's easy to learn the accurate yet simple techniques that will empower you to make wonderful cheese successfully, whether at home or in the plant.

Listen to my recent interviews:
Heritage Internet Radio, Cutting the Curd program with Diane Stempel, the Earthworms Show with Jean Ponzi.

Culture Cheese Magazine, Winter 2019
Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus.

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"During the first three hours of Merryl's class and glancing through her new book, I learned more than I have in 10 years of trying to teach myself cheesemaking." Happy participant, May 2017.

CHEESE MAKING CLASSES in St. Louis, Missouri USA and Lexington, KY
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Contact me to do class in your location.

CHOOSE Saturday, Sunday, or both
Sat/Sun Dec 1-2, 2018, 8.45am-5.00pm (CLASS FILLED))
Sat/Sun Jan 19-20, 2019, 8.45am-5.00pm St. Louis, Missouri
Sat/Sun Feb 16-17, LEXINGTON KY, using sheep, goat & cow milk

French Tomme
British Bandaged (cloth-wrapped) Cheddar
Hand-ladled Ricotta

Blue Cheese
Traditional Mozzarella (NOT the quickie citric acid kind)
Hand-ladled Ricotta

Your 50-page direction book tells how to do everything, including other cheeses like Chevre, Yogurt, and Sour Cream. When there's time, I demonstrate those too.


Kids through adults, beginners and experienced, attend my classes. Class details, scroll down.

Never made cheese before?
Tried cheesemaking and still have lots of questions?

Have fun learning  a full array of accurate traditional and professional cheesemaking techniques in every class, meet like-minded people, and go home ready to make all your favorites!
  Methods taught apply to cow's, goat's, and sheep's milk.

Get your hands into cheese making. See, feel, and smell the changing textures and aromas which go along with the scientific explanations. Learn the different "clean breaks" for different kinds of cheese. Find out why correct milk cooling entirely affects the flavor and success of your cheese.

See, feel, and memorize the correct curd texture at draining. Understand how to monitor and control acidity and pH, moisture, temperature, and salt, in order to create consistently delicious cheeses. Discuss goats, cows, sheep. Be boggled but happy with all this new information. And enjoy make new friends.

You will NOT bring home cheese. You WILL bring home knowledge & confidence, plus a complete, 50-page direction booklet for making all your favorites. And you will get your questions answered!

Cheese making class with Merryl Winstein in St. Louis, Missouri 63108

TIME: 8:30am-5pm

PRICE$185 one day, one person, or save $25, sign up for both days or two people same day: $345 (in St. Louis)

WHERE: St. Louis, Missouri 63108, USA,
Near St. Louis University, Forest Park, BJC Hospitals, IKEA, and Whole Foods St. Louis City (on Euclid & West Pine).
OR, I will teach at your location. Write to me for details.

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About Merryl Winstein, Cheesemaker, St. Louis, Missouri.

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 “SUCCESSFUL CHEESEMAKING®, Step-by-Step Directions and Photos for Making Nearly Every Type of Cheese” (2017).  Phew - 8 years of labor OVER! With 630 pages and 800 photos, this simple yet detailed book is like having a knowledgeable teacher right by your side, guiding your hands the whole way from milking and milk care, through safety steps, to making and ripening all kinds of cheese. You'll actually see how it's done at every step. There are 25 pages of Frequently Asked Questions (actually asked at my workshops), how to make 3 kinds of cheese presses, plus cheesemaking as-you-go charts, a glossary, suppliers, and a 30-page index. (BUY book here) (INFO, book reviews, here) (WHOLESALE terms / purchase orders, click here)

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about Merryl Winstein, Cheesemaker, St. Louis, Missouri.

Merryl Winstein, St. Louis MO Cheese Maker

Many groups of all ages and backgrounds have visited my backyard goats & dairy over the years. I have given talks and hand-on workshops on TV and radio, at universities, museums, schools, stores, libraries, large and small dairies & creameries, farms, farm-to-table restaurants and cheese plants, farmers’ markets, dairy-goat clubs, conferences, bookstores, festivals, homes, and community spaces. Some highlights, with links when possible, include:

Acres USA

Avery School (Webster Groves, MO)

the College School (St. Louis, MO)

Dairy farms (IL, MI, MO, OH, PA)

Dairy Heritage Agri-Fab Cheese Makers Resource Conference 2018 (New Holland, PA)

Earth Dance Farm (MO)

Earthworms Radio Show Nov 24, 2017 (KDHX-FM 88.1, St. Louis, MO),  (, St. Louis, MO)

Edgar Road School (Webster Groves, MO)

Goatsbeard Farm (MO)

Greentree Festival (Kirkwood, MO)

Illinois Times (Springfield, IL)

Kirkus Literary Review, July 2018

Kirkwood Farmer's Market (MO)

Kitchen Conservatory (MO)

Lincoln's Log Cabin State Park (IL)

Living St. Louis, Goat Lady video (KETC-TV, 2008, St. Louis, MO)

Pacific MO Library, Making Mozzarella with Kids (Pacific, MO)

McKinley School (St. Louis, MO)

Midwest Living, March/April 2012

Missouri Life Magazine, Feb/March 2012, page 58 (see below)

Missouri Botanical Garden, adult classes (MO)

Missouri Botanical Garden, Kids in the Kitchen, Aug. 2017 (MO)

Oasis Walking Tours (St. Louis, MO)

Publisher's Weekly-Booklife review, May 2018

Sauce Magazine Food Festival (Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO)

Sauce Magazine, 2009

Sauce Magazine, Nov. 2010

Slow Foods (Maplewood, MO)

St. Louis Jewish Light, 2010

St. Louis Post Dispatch, 2010

St. Louis University, Kids to the Farm (MO)

Seasons Magazine, 2009

Washington University, (St. Louis, MO)

Webster Groves Garden Club (MO)

Whole Foods (St. Louis, MO)

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