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Easy Cheesy cheesemaking workshops, Sunshine Coast

Hello, my name is Dawn Couchman and I own and operate Easy Cheesy where I run  short (half-day), fun and informative workshops on how to make soft cheese and other dairy products using simple kitchen equipment. The workshops are run in a purpose built kitchen on our property which is located near the village of Cooran in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland. I am an experienced master cheese maker and I enjoy being able to pass on some very easy cheese recipes to you in a relaxed and fun atmosphere using quality local ingredients.

My workshops cater for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people and include a delicious morning tea and your own hand-made cheese and yoghurt to take home – you will be able to say to your friends and family I made this cheese myself!. A unique way to spend a morning enjoying the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and a great activity to include in your touring itinerary. Doing a cheese making workshop is a fun activity for small groups too.

photo of dawn standing in the Easy Cheesy kitchen
Dawn in the Easy Cheesy kitchen

Make a booking now! Or buy a gift voucher for the foodie in your life. It really is a lot of fun and you will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own soft cheese!

Visit my Workshop schedule page to check out which dates suit you or contact me for special dates and times.

Want to make a group booking for a particular day or event? Ask me about group discounts. Please email me dawnc@easycheesy.com.au or phone 0429 401 425 for more information.

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  1. Hi Dawn
    When Rebecca from Design Divaz did our website noosahinterlandblueberrycottages just before xmas she put you on our page. I would be interested in doing a workshop in the coming months. I can do my butter and yoghurt in the thermomix but would love to be able to make some cheese. Hoping to get a milking cow soon. Do you have any flyers to put in our cabins on your workshops, also do you offer any discounts for our paying guests. Cheers Kim

    1. Hi Kim, lovely to hear from you and I must thank bec. I would be very happy to send you some dl flyers and also offer you and your partner or friend a free workshop so you can see what it is like. I can offer a discount for your guests. I will send more information by email, cheers dawn

  2. Hello,
    I saw your car at Graceville in Brisbane on Sunday but when I looked you up it seems you only give classes at the Sunshine Coast. Any possibility for classes closer to Brisbane? I am a foodie plus so would love to learn some of the skills you have to offer. Thanks,Anita

    1. Hi Anita,
      Thanks for contacting me – unfortunately I have my cheese kitchen set up at our property on the Sunshine Coast and I run the workshops there. I have taken my gear off site to run a workshop at a local accommodation place – but they had a group of 6 who were interested and a large commercial kitchen to work in. You will have to come up and see me – its only a couple of hours from Brisbane and you could make a weekend of it and stay at a local B&B 🙂 Kind regards, Dawn

  3. I am interested in doing 1 of your cheese course can you please send me some info eg times cost & dates
    Thank you

    1. HI Cherie, good to talk to you on the phone before – I can send you through some more information by email on my workshops. They cost $90 per person and run from 9:30 to 1pm approximately and include all ingredients and products to take home. Hope to hear from you soon. Cheer, Dawn

  4. Had an absolutely great day yesterday October 20th. Learnt so many little tips which made the experience quite memorable. The yoghurt is superb and my husband who does not eat cheese liked the lime ricotta!! Thanks dawn.

    1. Thanks Tricia! I’m glad you had a good day and your yoghurt and cheeses had a good reception at home, cheers dawn

  5. Thank you Dawn what an amazing workshop. 4 cheeses and in such a short time, if you could have herd the delighted chatter on the way home, once again thank you and please do let me know of further workshops. Unfortunately I have been unable to print the recipes so would sincerely appreciate I you could email them to me

    1. Thank you Daphne, I’m glad you all had a good day. I will email the notes to you all tomorrow. Cheers, Dawn

  6. The Great Southeast. I keep thing about the cheese making episode every time i go shopping for cheese and it said you have a online version of your workshop and I can’t find it, I am unable to get to your workshop which sound excellent and wish you all the luck in the world for the future.
    Cheers Jean

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Jean. Unfortunately I do not have an on-line version of my workshop but I do have notes and recipes I can email to you if you like. Kind regards, Easy Cheesy

  7. Hi Dawn

    I would also love to have your workshop notes and recipes tooooo.
    Saw you and your beautiful cheezes on the Great South East program
    and would love to do a workshop, but live to far away.
    Will try and arrrange my next holiday on the Qld north coast, and
    pay you a visit for sure….

    Thanks Dawn2

  8. Do u cater to gluten free people during the morning tea, just seen it on the tv, this is something I would like to do with a group of friends will try and round some up thanks

    1. Hi Rosie, yes I can cater for gluten free at the workshops no problem. Just remind me when you book. I also offer a 10% discount if you book a group of 6 🙂

  9. Just seen the the Tv : The Great Southeast. I am interested but being that I am disabled and they mentioned on the TV that there was an online version of the workshops. Cannot find any reference to this onsite.


    1. Hi Keith, I will email all the workshop notes and recipes to you tomorrow. You’re welcome to give me a call or email if you have any questions when you attempt them.cheers, Dawn

  10. Absolutely loved the workshop. A wonderful idea for a gift or to simply ‘broaden one’s horizons’. Thank you for your expertise, great morning tea and workshop notes Dawn!

  11. Ha Ha! I have worked out how to add a calendar and published it to a new page called Workshop Calendar – now I just have to work out how to add information to it on upcoming workshops – stay tuned!!

  12. Excellent workshop, thanks Dawn. Beautiful setting, great cheese making facility, well paced and clear instructions, hands on learning…. And more. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, the lovely lunch and we certainly enjoyed nibbling on the cheese we made when we got home. Definitely recommend it to anyone.

  13. Congratulations Dawn a wonderful enterprise we must make a booking,Katie & Tom (the other ones !!)

  14. Hi Dawn – long time no see! This is awesome / would love to do a workshop ! Good luck and very interested … Lindel

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