I have been a trainer, mostly of adults, on and off for some time. The personal satisfaction I get from teaching is hard to calculate, for me it is about inspiring others to try something new. It is about the possibility of opening a door, often that the student didn’t even know existed. Of course, it is not always that awe inspiring, sometimes it is just something a student has to learn to do their job.
My Cheesemaking classes are about sharing my passion for cooking, which for me is an adventure every day. Even if I am making the same thing, time after time, the universe seems to conspire to make it different each time. It is this variation that makes it surprising.
The students from my latest cheesmaking class are a great example of those who come to learn. I am hoping they will continue their adventures (like I am!) with further cheesemaking experiments.
Photos & Text Copyright Sophia Poulos.