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Pickling, Preserving and Fermenting Class

Overview

Pickling, preserving and fermenting are among some of the oldest methods of food preservation and thanks to a new wave of chefs these processes have become super cool again. Preserving is great fun and ticks all the boxes for seasonality and zero waste without requiring specialist equipment.

During the class we will guide you through a variety of methods and recipes, which will change with the seasons. You will learn how to pickle, preserve and ferment like a pro to create delicious and nutritious staples to enjoy all year round and learn about the best go-to pairings to complement your preserves and pickles. Our chef will explain the reasons behind the methods used and assist you in getting hands on with practical preserving processes and techniques. Throughout the session we will share a wealth of hints and tips on how to get the best out of seasonal produce.

Once you know how, preserving can become addictive- when you finally depart the class clutching an armful of goodies you may also find that you have acquired the pickling bug!

You’ll learn to create a range of pickles, preserves and ferments such as: cucumber and cracked black pepper jelly, Korean kimchi, fennel and orange pickle, raspberry vinegar, summer berry and gin jam, pickled cherry tomatoes, miso pickled mushrooms and Bloody Mary chutney

NB- Recipes will change according to the seasons

Itinerary

You’ll learn to cook a wide range of exciting dishes using fresh easy-to-buy ingredients with great nutritional value. You’ll also discover the many medicinal benefits of herbs and spices.

  • Tailored to meet particular requirements including special diets or food to heal ailments
  • Maximum of five people per course
  • Includes lunch (cooked by you!) and wine, beer or soft drinks
  • We provide all ingredients and equipment. All you need to provide is you!
  • Suitable for both inexperienced and experienced cooks
  • Suitable for vegetarian dietary requirements
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FAQs
  • Is lunch provided in this class?
    Yes, lunch is provided (and cooked by you!). If you have any special dietary requirement please make those known to us at the time of your booking.
  • Is there parking available on site?
    Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.
  • Is there anything I need to bring to the class?
    Yes, you will need to bring some tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.
  • Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?
    Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.
  • Can I bring a spectator with me?
    I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.
  • If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?
    Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.
  • I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?
  • Unfortunate this class is not suitable however our Indian, Thai, Spanish Tapas and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.
  • I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?
  • In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.
  • What is the minimum age to attend a class?
  • Anyone from the age of 11+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.
  • I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?
  • Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.
  • I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?
  • We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of bookin Please email us cook@thecookingacademy.co.uk or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

Book onto a class: £199

Great if you have a date in mind

4 places available
Sat 13 Jun
(10:00 - 16:00)

Buy an open dated voucher:

Can be used on any date, or perfect as a gift!

Book by phone:

Call 01923 778880 for assistance or questions

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