SAY CHEESE: Students from Dalby South State School whip up a storm.
SAY CHEESE: Students from Dalby South State School whip up a storm.

There's nothing cheesy about learning

THERE'S a certain art to making cheese and students at Dalby South State School were shown the secrets as they developed their own camembert and blue cheese.

The students are participating in the Student Made Cheese competition run by the Royal Queensland Show after staff took part in a two-day cheesemaking workshop with international dairy judge Russell Smith.

Deputy principal Jo Sutton said it was a great experience for all involved.

"The competition gives students an opportunity to gain knowledge and an appreciation of dairy produce practices,” she said.

"Students were trained in approved food safe procedures and learned the importance of logging all of the processes and information needed when making cheese in a school setting.

"Their first trial round of cheesemaking was made in conjunction with Bowenville State School last term and they were able to taste test their very own camembert last week with great satisfaction.”

Half of the batch the students made this week will be delivered to Brisbane on June 29 for judging in the show competition.

The remainder of the cheese will be consumed by parents, teachers and peers in taste-testing session at the end of term.

For more information about the Student Made Cheese competition, click here.


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