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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Ricotta Cheesemaking in Sonoma

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 204 reviews.Petaluma, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Juli

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Let's turn grocery store ingredients into restaurant-worthy dishes. Many of my guests are stunned to learn how simple it is to create these delicious dishes.

First, we'll introduce ourselves to break the ice. Then we'll go right into hands-on cooking! We'll start with making ricotta cheese in a very simple way with ingredients that you are likely to already have at home. We'll also create a simple tartine and "grown-up mac 'n cheese" using a few simple ingredients, including the ricotta cheese that you just made.

In the process, you'll have a chance to take a virtual tour of my garden here in California wine country to learn about culinary herbs and edible flowers. I will teach you ways to use the whey, which is a byproduct of cheesemaking.

Once we finish cooking, we will sit and taste what we created and talk about the recipes, the experience, and life in wine country. We'll even drink some wine together, and I will make some suggestions for you about matching wine with what we made.

This Experience is great for team-building or celebrating a special occasion. Looking to reconnect with your colleagues and teammates while working from home? Send me a message.
Let's turn grocery store ingredients into restaurant-worthy dishes. Many of my guests are stunned to learn how simple it is to create these delicious dishes.

First, we'll introduce ourselves to break the ice. Then we'll go right into hands-on cooking! We'll start with making ricotta cheese in a very simple way with ingredients that you are likely to already have at home. We'll also create a simple tartine and "grown-up mac 'n cheese" u…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Juli will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $192.

What to bring

  • Desktop or mobile device. Stable WiFi.
  • For the ricotta: 1 quart Whole or 2% milk, not ultra-pasteurized or shelf-stable. We have had success with lactose-free milk.
  • For the tartines: Bread (rustic is best), honey and/or olive oil and toppings such as herbs, dried fruits, smoked fish etc.
  • For the mac 'n cheese: 4 ounces dry pasta, grated romano or parmesan cheese, and coarsely ground black pepper
  • Measuring cups and measuring spoons
From $27
/person
Sat., Jul. 18
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join 1 other guest
$27 per person
$27 per person
Sun., Jul. 19
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
This time is popular
$27 per person
$27 per person
Sat., Jul. 25
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$27 per person
$27 per person

Meet your host, Juli

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 204 Reviews
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I am a classically-trained professional chef, and trainer of chefs, with decades of experience. I have been teaching cooking through a variety of venues including Airbnb Experiences for the past four years. My background is Italian, but I'm a student of world cuisines, learning about cultures and food by hosting nearly two dozen exchange students from around the world.

I am passionate about home cooking, and love to help others see how they can easily learn to make great food at home by learning some good techniques, coupled with a few tips and tricks.

I love getting to know guests from around the world and have been honored to have hundreds of five-star reviews on my in-person experiences like sourdough baking, cheesemaking, and wine country cooking. View all my experiences here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/82728771
I am a classically-trained professional chef, and trainer of chefs, with decades of experience. I have been teaching cooking through a variety of venues including Airbnb Experiences for the past four years. My background is Italian, but I'm a student of world cuisines, learning about cultures and food by hosting nearly two dozen exchange students from around the world.

I am passionate about home cooking, and love to help others see how they can easily learn to make great food at hom…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 204 reviews.

Susan
July 2020
Juli was a great host and teacher , guiding us step by step through the process , making sure that we understood what to do - and have fun ! She took time to learn a little bit about all of us while welcoming us into her kitchen. Walt ‘s camera set-up made it easy for us to follow Juli. We especially appreciated her sharing cooking tips and recipes.
Juli was a great host and teacher , guiding us step by step through the process , making sure that we understood what to do - and have fun ! She took time to learn a little bit ab…
Erica
July 2020
I loved making ricotta cheese with Juli! The whole experience was fun, and Juli was fantastic at explaining things in detail so we got it just right. With her guidance it was much easier than I thought it would be, and SO delicious as well! The tour of her garden and wine tips were an added bonus. And her husband Walt was helpful in making everything run smoothly as well. Highly recommended!
I loved making ricotta cheese with Juli! The whole experience was fun, and Juli was fantastic at explaining things in detail so we got it just right. With her guidance it was much…
Arisa
July 2020
Juli welcomes everyone equally. Ricotta cheese making was incredibly easy with a few ingredients. I am glad that Juli shared us the techniques/recipes. Garden was beautiful. It was very peaceful time.
Melissa
July 2020
This is a wonderful experience. Juli is an expert host, with a passion for her craft. She made us feel at home and connected, in a way that can be hard to achieve via Zoom. Would definitely recommend!
Jane
July 2020
Our family participated in this experience from three different locations - as a way to stay connected during "the COVID era." It was very well organized, and Juli was a superb host! I believe people of every cooking ability would enjoy this experience.
Our family participated in this experience from three different locations - as a way to stay connected during "the COVID era." It was very well organized, and Juli was a superb h…
Chelsea
July 2020
We did a private class for a birthday party and it was so much fun! Juli (and Walt, who helped a lot behind the scenes) were so lovely. They even had a candle for the birthday girl. It was a lot of fun and we learned to make ricotta, which I definitely plan to do again. Thank you for a wonderful experience, it was very special!
We did a private class for a birthday party and it was so much fun! Juli (and Walt, who helped a lot behind the scenes) were so lovely. They even had a candle for the birthday gi…

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  • Sat., Jul. 18
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $27 per person
  • Sun., Jul. 19
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $27 per person
  • Sat., Jul. 25
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $27 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 1
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $27 per person
  • Sun., Aug. 2
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
    $27 per person
  • Wed., Aug. 5
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
    $27 per person
  • Sat., Aug. 8
    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    $27 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

This is an online experience. If you are prepared with all of the items listed above, you should be able to follow along and cook as we go. I will also provide you recipes via email after this experience.