River Cottage Fermentation Masterclass

Fermentation Masterclass with Sandor Katz and Rachel de Thample

Tickets: https://www.rivercottage.net/courses/preserving-fermentation/fermentation-masterclass-with-sandor-katz-and-rachel-de-thample

Dive deep into the wonders of fermentation with two of the world’s top fermentation experts – the one and only Sandor Katz and River Cottage’s award-winning Fermentation book author Rachel de Thample.

Fermented foods are packed with health boosting bacteria as well as tantalising flavours. Sandor Katz, the revered ‘godfather of fermentation’ and author of bestselling books ‘Wild Fermentation’ and ‘The Art Of Fermentation’ is coming to River Cottage to share his global fermentation knowledge gleaned from curating his latest book ‘Fermentation Journeys: Recipes, Techniques & Traditions from Around the Word’. He’ll be joining our own fermentation expert and award-winning Fermentation author Rachel de Thample to teach a day-long masterclass exploring the many dimensions of this most fascinating ways to preserve and prepare foods.

Over the course of this unforgettable day, you will learn a vast variety of different fermentation techniques from classic sauerkraut with River Cottage garden-inspired twists, to far-flung indigenous fermentation recipes with modern twists. You will learn the science behind these ancient techniques as well as some highly practical recipes to help you put these skills in to practice in your own kitchen.

You will leave bubbling with inspiration from around the globe, and the confidence to make your own fabulous ferments at home, all infused with the River Cottage values of Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild –which also happens to be what the best fermentation recipes are all about.


– You’ll spend the day in beautiful setting with two of the world’s top fermentation experts

-You’ll have lots of opportunity to ask Sandor and Rachel questions about your own fermentation projects

– Learn how fermentation both transforms the flavour of food, and offers incredible health benefits

– Be guided through making pickles and ferments inspired by Sandor’s recent travels for his new book ‘Fermentation Journeys’

– Rachel will take you into the River Cottage kitchen garden to gather ingredients to make a ferment which you’ll be taking home.

– You’ll learn how to make a simple fermented cheese and a fermented bread to take home

– You’ll get to taste an array of different ferments made by Rachel and Sandor – at different stages of maturation which will help you better understand the aging process of different ferments

– You’ll get a signed copy of both Rachel’s award-winning ‘River Cottage Fermentation Handbook’ and Sandor’s new ‘Fermentation Journey’s’

– You’ll have a delicious two-course lunch featuring produce grown on the farm, all cooked by our talented team of chefs




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