Cheese slices on cutting board

Participants in Holiday Cheese Making will learn to enhance cheese with herbs and other condiments.

Learn to make fancy cheese

Posted November 5, 2018

Holiday Cheese Making is being offered this month by Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation.

Whether you want to make cheese for a cheese tray or offer it as a unique gift, this new class will inspire you to get creative with your cheese-making by adding herbs and other condiments. Participants will sample cheese and take home cheese made in class.

Class will meet with Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 27 at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $35 until Nov. 16, then $45.

Learn more:
Register online; this option allows you to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
• View or download the complete Fall 2018 Course Listings
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, call (920) 892-5068, or visit the Community Ed & Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

There’s still room!

  • Friday Playgroup: Kids of all ages can get the wiggles out at this parent-supervised group. A brief activity will be provided, along with time for free play. Playgroup meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first, second and third Fridays of the month through Dec. 21 at the Plymouth Youth Center; fee is $10/family for the entire session.
  • Sweet Grass Basketry: Learn to make a coiled basket using one of the sweetest smelling plants – sweetgrass. Explore the creative possibilities of an ancient art form as you design and complete your basket. Learn stitching techniques, as well as approaches to incorporating other materials. This class is for students of all levels and great for those who like working with natural materials. Bring a small pair of sharp scissors, thimble, and reading glasses, if needed for close work; other supplies provided. Class will meet with Linda Conroy, owner of Moonwise Herbs, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6; fee is $35 until Oct. 26, then $45.
  • Lap Swim: Take in the benefits of regular exercise with low-impact Lap Swim from 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays from Nov. 7 to Dec. 19; fee is $15 ($12 for district residents ages 62 and up and Generations members) until Oct. 26, then $25. Lap Swims also are offered from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 18; from 6 to 7 a.m. Fridays until Dec. 21; and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays until Dec. 22.
  • Around Our Town: This is a new opportunity for adult community members to learn more about local government and area businesses. The next tour will be of InkWorks, 1446 Pilgrim Road, Plymouth. Participants will learn about how the company combines cutting-edge printing technologies to create unique printed solutions for the plastics and consumer products industries. The tour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. There is no fee, but please register by Monday, Nov. 5 as space is limited
  • Basic Broom Making – Hearth Brooms: John Holzwart of Plant-Based Services will guide you in making your choice of either a round or a flat hearth broom. Handles of various woods have been cured for you to use, and all other materials are provided. Refrain from wearing open-toed shoes, but do bring a sharp knife and a sturdy pair of scissors. Class will meet from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Food Science & Agriculture Center at PHS; fee is $55 until Oct. 26, then $65.
  • Artisan Sourdough Bread: Participants will sample a variety of loaves, while learning the art of bread-making. Each person will leave with two loaves at various stages in the bread-making process, a starter of sourdough, and step-by-step instructions. Class will meet with instructor Kate Pearce from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15 (date changed from Nov. 8) at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $35 until Nov. 2, then $45. Bring a large mixing bowl for dough transport, two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans, ingredients to flavor the loaves (raisins, cinnamon, flax seeds, cheese, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.), and an apron (optional).