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Master Cheese Maker Ivan Larcher to Speak at Sterling College

AUGUST 14, 2015 • CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT • Sterling College is proud to announce that world-renowned master cheese maker and educator Ivan Larcher will be presenting on campus. His talk, “French Farmhouse Cheese,” is co-sponsored by the Cellars at Jasper Hill and will be given on Monday, August 24, at 6:45 p.m. in Common House. This talk is free and open to the public.

Larcher is a former tutor at the Centre Fromager in Carmejane, France, a college running programs for farmhouse cheesemakers. He also ran his own courses from his training facility, in the Limousin region of France. Ivan lecturers and provides technical advice to cheesemakers in North America, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Morocco, Algiers, and the United Kingdom, where he has organized courses with the Specialist Cheesemakers and Duchy College.

Larcher has been an instructor for the Artisan Cheese program at Sterling College since its inception in January of 2014. He teaches  short courses designed to provide students with the practical and scientific knowledge needed to craft small-scale artisan cheese.  These courses are presented in partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Greensboro, Vermont.

In his talk, “French Farmhouse Cheese,” Larcher will share how he makes a living in France with a 20 cow dairy and creamery.  He will also discuss the support systems for beginning  farmers in France. There will be a Q&A session with the audience.  Refreshments, featuring award winning cheeses by the Cellars at Jasper Hill, will be available for all to enjoy.

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Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.



Christian Feuerstein, Director of Communications, Sterling College

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