Camembert is similar to Brie, has a soft edible rind, a runny interior, and is usually made in 4 inch rounds. It is perhaps one of the more well known classic types of cheese, and is a "bloomy rind" style. More details below...
We continue to receive new products at HBX weekly. This month we've added new yeast strains, new grains, an herb section, new kettles and hardware, and other goodies. Full details below.
Cheesemaking 102: Cream Cheese and Feta
Our second cheesemaking class.
When: Saturday April 10th, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Homebrew Exchange, 1907 N. Kilpatrick St, Portland, OR 97217
Instructor: David Bleckmann of joyofcheesmaking.com
Things are happening at HBX...
* The next "Exchange" Party will be April 17, 2010 at 4pm.
* Hop Rhizomes are here. Last order of the season. There are Cascade, Nugget, and Sterling still available. For $5.00 you can grow your own.
Information on some new products after the jump...
* New products here now:
After the success of our first "Exchange" party we now getting ready for the Spring edition. Start getting your homebrews, cheese, soda, wine ready to show off to neighbors and friends.
In case you missed the first "Exchange", it is a gathering of fellow hobbyists that get together to taste each others DIY foods and beverages..
More details to follow...
We are about to order a bunch of hop rhizomes (root cuttings). Hops are a very nice climbing perennial that grow great here. Even if you don't brew beer, they are a great landscaping vine.
We plan on ordering Cascade, Centennial, Willamette, Mt. Hood, Sterling, and Nugget. We will have limited availability, so we recommend pre-paying by the end of the week (by Friday, February 26 at noon), for the discounted price of $4 each. You can call our store or send your contact info and request via our contact page.
Beginner Cheesemaking Class
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM
If you have never made cheese before but would like to get started, then this is the class for you! Come learn how easy cheesemaking can be. This class will cover making paneer, fresh cheeses with direct set cultures, and yogurt.
More details past the jump...
Class is full. Don't worry--we'll have another.
The Art of Beer Tasting -- Feb. 24, 2010 at 6 pm.
Place: Homebrew Exchange, 1907 N. Kilpatrick St.
More details after the jump...
Learn the art of beer tasting. We will taste 5 different beers,
learning to pick out aroma, color, and flavors and how they relate
to malt, hops, and yeast.
The Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers (PCTBB) will have it's fourth annual festival on May 1, 2010 at Hopworks Urban Brewery. The festival consists of local breweries brewing Belgian-style beers, all using the same strain of yeast. This year they are adding a homebrew competition. Start brewing soon, especially if you want to enter a stronger brew that needs aging.
The yeast this year is a limited edition Wyeast 3726 Farmhouse Ale. Our store is one of the few carrying this yeast. It is a limited run so when we run out--we run out. More information past the cut...