Events for schools

“Junior master butter makers” educational workshop

Workshop overview

The aim of this workshop is for children to learn about butter making through a themed tour of the museum and a hands-on session.
Duration: around 1h15

– We begin with a guided tour of the museum. During the tour, two fun characters and various exhibits will be used to teach children the stages of the butter-making process, from milking the cow through to wrapping the blocks of butter.
Duration: around 45 minutes

– The children will then put their knowledge to practical use in a hands-on session. Each child will be provided with a butter-making kit and will try their hand at the various stages: churning, draining, washing, kneading and moulding.

At the end of the session comes snack time: everyone will enjoy a slice of buttered bread with a piece of chocolate and a glass of milk!
Duration: around 45 minutes

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Educational aims and skills involved:

  • Learn to listen to reproduce explanations.
  • Define and understand terms such as skimming, churning, etc.
  • Observe and analyse a food and the way it is transformed.
  • Handle cream and butter.

Useful information:

  • Suitable for: UK years 2 to 6.
  • Prices: €2 per child and €6.50 per accompanying adult.
  • Numbers: we recommend a maximum of 30 children and 2 staff.
  • Organised on reservation only. For more information please contact Carole Mereau or Virginie Lequiller.

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“Apprentice cheese maker” educational workshop

Workshop overview:

The aim of this workshop is for children to learn about cheese making through a themed tour of the museum and a hands-on session.
Duration: around 1h15

– We begin with a guided tour of the museum. During this tour, the children will learn more about where milk comes from. We will then look at dairy products, and cheese making in particular.
 Duration: around 30 minutes

– The children will then put their knowledge to practical use in a hands-on session. Each child will be provided with a moulding kit and will try their hand at the following stages: coagulating, moulding and draining. At the end of the workshop, each child will be awarded a personalised certificate and a Camembert-themed snack will be served.
Duration: around 45 minutes

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Aims/Skills

  • Learn to listen to reproduce explanations.
  • Define and understand terms such as rennet, curds, whey, etc.
  • Observe and analysea food and the way it is transformed.
  • Handle milk, curds, etc.

Useful information:

  • Suitable for: UK Years 1 to 7.
  • Prices: €4 per child, accompanying adults free.
  • Numbers: we recommend a maximum of 27 children and 2 staff.
  • Organised on reservation only. For more information please contact Carole Mereau or Virginie Lequiller.

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“A taste of dairy” educational workshop

Workshop overview:

The workshop is divided into three sections and includes ten practical activities. The aim is for children to get involved and learn about their sense of taste and how it works.
Duration: around 2h

The children discover their sense of taste in three stages, set in different parts of the museum:

– We begin with a general introduction to taste: the definition of the five senses and of flavours and aromas.
Duration: around 1 hour (5 practical activities).

– This is followed by a brief guided tour of the museum to explain why milk and dairy products taste as they do.
Duration: around 15 minutes

– The session concludes with five sensory experiments to help children understand the roles of the five senses through taste and dairy products. The children will have the opportunity to observe, smell, taste, eat and touch.
Duration: around 45 minutes (5 practical activities).

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Educational aims and skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Listen and communicate with others
  • Define complex terms such as taste, aroma, flavours, etc.
  • Observe and analysea food
  • Verbalise feelings
  • Use the five senses in various activities: Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste, Hearing
  • Handle suitable objects: drawings, magnetic images, magnetic slates, objects, etc.

This workshop has been created with input from the CNIEL (national interprofessional dairy market centre) and approved by a taste education professional.

Useful information:

  • Suitable for: UK years 2 to 6.
  • Prices: €4 per child, accompanying adults free.
  • Numbers: we recommend a maximum of 30 children and 5 staff.
  • Organisedon reservation only. For more information please contact Carole Mereau or Virginie Lequiller.

Download the information sheet