Start the day with a forage on the Monsal trail foraging for elderflowers and other wild food ingredients. You will then return to the School of Food to prepare a selection of delicious wild foraged drinks and beverages.
Beer, real ale, craft beer what ever you want to call it is one of the true great artisan 'foods'. It's natural, incredibly varied, fantastically tasty and even good for you. Learn how to make the real thing at home from the raw materials with our 'Brew Meister'
This is an introduction to artisan bread making with sourdough under the guidance of Andrew Auld, a master baker from Crich who specialises in this artisan style of bread. A full days course that allows you to 'roll up your sleeves' and get baking!
Learn the skills of artisan chocolate making on this one day introduction to artisan chocolate making course with expert chocolatier Libby Carl. On this course you will both temper chocolate and make your own ganache which you will enrobe to create your own artisan chocolates. During the day you will create your own selection of artisan chocolates which Libby will teach you how to package professionally making them the perfect gift for friends & family or just to take home and enjoy.
Have you ever wondered how to make your own cheese? Under the tuition of cheese making expert Chris Ashby learn how to produce your own artisan cheese from the raw ingredients. Chris is renowned within the dairy industry and this course was recently featured in the FT's 5 of the best cheese-making courses.
Learn how to make your own fantastic tasting artisan sausages under the expert tuition of the butchers from award winning Moss Valley Fine Meats. Then go on to cure your own bacon and be shown how to cure a ham joint.
On this 'hands on' course acclaimed pork pie producer, Jacqui Marsden from Penistone Pies, will demonstrate how to make the ultimate artisan pork pie and then customise it to your own taste. You will also learn how to make the perfect piccalilli to accompany this great British classic artisan food.
This 7 day course incorporating the 5 day Practical Commercial Brewing & 2 day Setting Up A Microbrewery Course will take you through the science & practicalities of brewing on commercial plant & what you need to do & consider in setting up your own microbrewery.
Join our expert forager and chef Chris Bax on a foraging journey into the Peak District to discover the wonderful fruits of nature. After your voyage of discovery into the natural world return to the School of Food in our fabulous converted saw mill and watch Chris demonstrate how to create some stunning dishes from scratch.
Join renown cider maker Rob North from True North an artisan cider making business based up in Holmfirth, Yorkshire.