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Cheese Making Courses

Mad Millie Cheese Making Classes, Workshops and Demonstrations

We are providing cheese making classes, workshops and demonstrations in the Taranaki, Wellington, Petone/Lower Hutt, South Canterbury/Timaru, North Canterbury/West Coast, Auckland, Otago/Southland and Manawatu area. If you are interested in getting a group together to have a fun Mad Millie cheese making evening with the assistance of a Mad Millie expert contact:

Lower Hutt/

KELLY E(copy) Kelly has a great interest in food and loves  making food from scratch. The Mad Millie products have led her to become a keen cheese maker where she makes numerous batches of cheese a week for her family - her two daughters love helping make the cheese too. Kelly enjoys trialling new hard and mould ripened cheese recipes which she often shares with those who attend her demonstrations. Kelly Ellwood or
04 566 6007 or
021 224 2525

Kapiti Coast/
Wellington CBD

ALEXI(copy)(copy) Alexis and her family made the move to the Kapiti Coast in order to live as sustainably as they could. She finds that making cheese can be incorporated easily into her weekly life along with tending to the vege garden, making much of her family’s food and looking after her young children. Alexis has been teaching people how to make cheese for the last year and is looking forward to showing you how to use Mad Millie DIY food kits so you can make your own! Alexis Murti or
022 040 8046


North Auckland

JENNY(copy) "Also known as ‘The Savvy Crafter’ as I love all crafts especially cheese making. I live in rural rodney near Silverdale on a large farm with my cheese tasting family and many animals. I have a graduate diploma in Adult Learning and Teaching and teach Anatomy and Physiology part time. I love to make cheese making accessible to everyone. In my spare time if not making cheese or creating other things you will find me riding my fabulous horse who is named Millie." Jenny Savannah or 
09 427 6393 or
027 481 6599 or


West Auckland

jeanne-marieweb Jeanne-Marie is a Proud Foodie who loves to be in the kitchen (and garden!) to make wholesome, natural foods and beverages from scratch. She loves showing people how they can make their own food, so that they can be Proud Foodies too!  The Mad Millie kits are perfect for this: starting with cheese but with many other Mad Millie foods and drinks to choose from. Jeanne-Marie is a Food Technologist and worked for the NZ Dairy Industry for 12 years. She is originally from the Netherlands, but she now calls New Zealand her home.  Jeanne-Marie Schumann or
09 816 8188 or
021 133 8999


KELLY(copy) Kelly has been a foodie since she was first let loose in the kitchen at the age of seven. She loves inventing delicious recipes and dishes and has found a passion for making her own cheese! She has worked for Mainland in the past, so has a good idea of the dairy industry in New Zealand. Kelly loves teaching and can’t wait to teach you how to make your own cheese! Kelly More or
0800 MORE2U (667328) or
027 644 0745


Hawkes Bay/

CHRIS 1(copy)

Chris has been passionate about cheese making for over 20 years. He started learning in his native country - Holland making Gouda style cheeses on a Jersey dairy farm. Here he has been involved with award winning Hohepa Cheesery in Clive, Hawkes Bay, and is pleased to have their experienced cheese maker Inacio Guimares joining him regularly during his cheese making classes.

Chris runs his classes from Farmhouse Kitchen, which he and his wife Pauline established in 2012. Farmhouse Kitchen is a spacious and well-equipped kitchen, especially designed  to provide cooking classes, workshops and team building activities.

Chris’ cheese making classes are hands-on, fun and informative and  aim to give people the skills and confidence to create their own cheese at home.

Chris van der Have or 06 877 2069



KAREN(copy) Karen has been making bottled fruit, jams, jellies, chutneys and her own dried style meat and fruits for over 20 years from her garden. Being Coeliac (Gluten Free) has had its challenges when purchasing preserves, but by producing everything herself it enables her to have a larder full of bottles with known contents and no additives.  Karen is excited about cheese making and looking forward to teaching those in the Waikato region on how to make their own. Karen Drummond or
or 021 655 054




CAROLIE(copy) Carolie operates from her home, Comore Cottage, in Omokoroa, Tauranga.  The kitchen is designed for cookery demonstration and participation classes covering many themes and of which cheese making, the Mad Millie way, has become increasingly popular. 
As a a nutritionist, cookery teacher, author of recipe books and  lecturer for hospitality and consumer science students, her aim has always been to teach professional and home cooks to prepare food that is wholesome, fresh and trendy using local supplies within the budget and available time. Home made cheese fits perfectly into the specs of this framework.  
Carolie de Koster
mobile: 021 144 8225
Home: 07 548 2024

  goat for cheesemaking Judy and her partner live on 2 acres of land along with a small herd of Nubian goats which she totally adores.

She milks her herd of goats and make cheese weekly. Judy specialises in making goats cheese. In summer the goats are in season for milking. Although her goats are out of season in winter, Judy has a source of fresh raw cow’s milk for classes over winter.

She hopes to share her love for cheese making with others in the area.
Judy Dickie
Mobile: 027 476 5700
Phone: 07 542 0462 
Greater Manawatu Sue Being born and bred on a farm, moving from the city to live rurally was a natural choice for our family.
We have a large rural garden, and a very productive vegetable garden and orchard. As our growing season is very short here in Rangiwahia, a lot of our supplies are grown year-round in our glasshouse. I am an avid gardener and you will find me outside on good and bad weather days. We made a decision when we moved here to be as self-sufficient as possible due to distance from a supermarket and local vegetable stores. I preserve all my own fruit, and make chutneys, sauce and jams for friends and family. A lot is also donated to our local church fair annually. Our free range hens produce fresh eggs every day.

My passion for cheese making started 5 years ago, As I milk my own goats this gave me the added value of being able to use their milk for our use. I regularly make cheese, from the soft cheeses, camembert, brie’s and now hard cheeses. 

I look forward to starting your journey in cheese making and a regular small classes are held in the greater Manawatu area. 
Sue Jex
Whanganui  17092361 1262357463849380 1461056835 n (1) I was born in South Africa and helped my parents make all our own cheese, butter, ice creams, processed meats, jams, pickles chutneys, bread, wine, liqueurs etc.

My fulltime work is as a nurse and I love sharing my passion for making all things from scratch. We live on a small lifestyle block and are mainly self-efficient with a large vegie garden.   I hand rear calves each year. I have free range Pekin ducks and chickens and sheep.  I run a few different courses teaching people the lost art of preserving etc.  While people are at my classes they get the opportunity to trial kombucha, kefir (both milk and water), and many of the other yummy goodies that are hidden in my fridge or pantry.  My cheese making courses are fun and easy which encourages the participants to continue the journey when they leave.   

All funds from my classes and sales of eggs and preserves go to local charities.
Bronwynne Anderson
Phone: (06) 342 7801
Queenstown  IMG 6557 Shirley is a trained chef and food blogger. 

She holds cooking classes in her home for children and adults. I teach how to cook with, whole, real food, but my passion is teaching - Gut Health and Fermented foods.

My classes run for 3 hours. During that time we have all made Sauerkraut, kimchi  and they are taught, how to make apple cider vinegar, kefir, Jun and much more. My food blog is
Shirley Brickell
Phone: 027 881 5462
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UK 020 351 900 74 (free phone) 
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