Let’s Make Cheese in the Classroom!

dairy professional development

If you missed our cheese-themed professional development session on Monday, December 11, 2023, feel free to check out the recording on our MAITC YouTube.

A huge thank you to Redhead Creamery founders and owners Lucas and Alise Sjostrom for sharing their cheese-making expertise and dairy farming experiences! As you watch the professional development session you will learn about how Alise got started in cheesemaking, how the milk goes from the dairy farm to the creamery and more.

Dairy and Cheese-Themed Lessons

In this Professional Development, we went through the tips and tricks of making cheese with a hot plate, a pot, rennet and milk. Explore these dairy and cheese-themed lessons and activities with your students to do the same in your classroom:

Additional Dairy Resources

Looking for additional ways to teach about dairy in the classroom? Check out our recent blog where we discuss the many different resources available for incorporating dairy into your classroom.

Future Professional Development Opportunities

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom leads professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, agriculture producers, and volunteers at colleges and conferences around the state every year. These professional development opportunities occur on a bi-monthly basis featuring a variety of topics. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected with our team on future training and events.

We also offer customized workshops that provide opportunities to gain resources and ideas for embedding authentic agricultural examples within science, social studies, math, language arts and health/nutrition curricula. Contact MAITC staff to request an in-person or virtual workshop for your group.

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