Wants a kitchen full of jars, jams, and homemade cheese.

Fermentation II

The art of fermentation preserves and enhances foods and flavors of the season. Celebrate spring by learning to make cultured dairy and whey, beet kvass, fermented beets and turnips, spring kimchi and more. Suitable for experienced fermenters.



Cheesemaking for Kids

Hey Kids! What's cool? Cheese! What even cooler? Making your own! Join us for a splash course on home cheesemaking with the San Francisco Milk Maid (Louella Hill). In two fun-filled hours, you'll learn about chemistry and food history as you magically turn milk into curds and whey. While that recipe drains, you'll have a ball making braids and lassos out of just-stretched mozzarella. Head home with your very own cheese project to complete.


We will gear class towards kids aged 8 to 13. Parent accompaniment not required. Class size limited to 14 students.


Homemade Chèvre

A hands-on cooking class. Class includes a guided goat cheese tasting, recipes, cheesemaking basics and advanced techniques; each student will leave with their very own (heartshaped!) cheese.


Homemade Chocolate Truffles


Now is the time to indulge and to get messy doing it! This hands-on class with Jewel Zimmer will consist of a lesson in ganache, tempering chocolate, and garnishes. This will be an educational and creative experience, and each student will leave with one dozen custom truffles.


Jewel Zimmer is the founder and maker of {cocoa}.


Community Can Jam: Marmalade

Marmalade season is upon us! The market shelves are overflowing with a plethora of exciting citrus, and we are ready to preserve it for the year ahead. And while we rather like the meticulous, meditative work - the chopping and juicing, slicing and simmering -for many folks it is hot messy work, best done is with a group of likeminded friends and managed by knowing, watchful eyes.


Intro to Fermentation

The art of fermentation preserves and enhances foods and flavors of the season. Learn to create ferments that deliciously support health, gently cleansing and nourishing you and supporting your body. 

In introductory class, you will become familiar with the basic techniques that will help you transform produce into nutritious, probiotic foods, with a focus on seasonality and letting nothing go to waste. We will make use of local produce to preserve lemons, create sauerkraut, and make fermented salsa and pesto.


DIY Holidays: Homemade Gingerbread House

Each ticket is good for one adult and up to 2 children


DiY Holidays: Homemade Gingerbread House

Each ticket is good for one adult and up to 2 children

Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes.  Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons will show you tricks and secrets for making the edible palace of your dreams, and then it'll be time to have some fun and get creative! Dress to get messy.


Canning Intensive: Homemade Holiday Sweet Treats

A 4-hour hands-on canning class. Food and wine will be served.

Get ready for the season and add to your larder, impress your folks and make hearts grow three sizes larger! Learn to preserve homemade gifts and spread some holiday cheer with Shakirah Simley. In this demo and hands-on class, students will tackle the following special, seasonal and truly stunning treats*:

Brandied Seckel Pears
Walnuts Preserved in Local Honey
Vanilla-Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Rangpur Lime Marmalade


Buttermilk to Ghee

Start with fresh cream; ripen it into creme fraiche. Turn your creme fraiche into cultured butter and real buttermilk. Finally, turn your culutured butter into the purest, most luxurious food on Earth: ghee!



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