Multiple sessions available from 11 Sep 2022 to 4 Dec 2022

Multiple venues

Sauerkraut making

In this intro to lactic fermentation class, you’ll learn all about this traditional style of vegetable fermentation. We’ll define fermentation, wild fermentation, and lactic fermentation specifically, as well as the health benefits fermented foods bring to your diet. 

During the core part of our course we will apply theory to practice, making three different styles of lactic ferments and applying the core principles you’ll need to grasp in order to ferment safely and effectively. We’ll start off with a standard sauerkraut, a great segway into lactic fermentation. Then we’ll delve into the wonders of kimchi, and finally finish off with preserved lemons. You’ll get to take these three ferments home and care for them as they bubble and ferment away, following our careful instructions. 

Throughout the course we’ll provide you with alternative tips and recipe inspiration for you to tailor your practice to your personal environment and taste. We’ll also encourage you to use your senses in order to develop your “fermentation intuition”, helping you to master any recipes you come across.

Course includes a selection of fermented snacks midway through.

 

We ask participants to bring 3 glass jars and a carrier bag or other suitable bag (Kilner or Fido type jars are best but you can use any jar), as this helps us to keep the cost of the course down and encourages the re-use of old jars. 

Medium size jars are usually best for most people. We will be making 300-400g recipes but you need to leave some head space between the jar contents and the lid,  but not bigger than 500ml. Also you will probably want to use the jars after the initial batch to make your own ferments at home so you may want to buy jars big enough to suit you and your family needs. It is always better to have a jar that is too big rather than too small.

Cancellations
We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two or more weeks notice we are happy to offer a full refund. For cancellations within two weeks of the class date a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking or 50% refund if not. If the notice is given 1 week before the course, the refund is at the discretion of The Fermentarium

11 Sep 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 6DS, United KingdomView map

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NormalAvailable from 4 Jul 2022 until 9 Sep 2022£70.00

9 Oct 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar

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NormalAvailable from 4 Jul 2022 until 7 Oct 2022£70.00

30 Oct 202211:00 - 14:00Add to calendar

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 6DS, United KingdomView map

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NormalAvailable from 4 Jul 2022 until 28 Oct 2022£70.00

13 Nov 202211:00 - 14:00Add to calendar

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, London, E17 6DS, United KingdomView map

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NormalAvailable from 4 Jul 2022 until 11 Nov 2022£70.00

4 Dec 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar

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