On this 'hands on' course acclaimed pork pie producer, Jacqui Marsden, 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.
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.
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'
Learn the intricacies of french bread making and viennoiserie with master baker Andrew Auld including how to make french classics such as the baguette and sumptuous croissants.
Have you ever wondered how to make your own cheese? Under the tuition of cheese making expert Phil Heler learn how to produce your own artisan cheese from the raw ingredients. Phil family business is Joseph Heler the biggest craft cheese producer in the UK and this course was recently featured in the FT's 5 of the best cheese-making courses.
Join renowned cider maker Rob North from Pure North Cider Press, an artisan cider making business based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire.
Have you been inspired by the Great British Bake Off or do you just want to take your desserts to another level? This course will give you the skills and confidence to create some eye catching and 'show stopping' patisserie.
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.
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.
This four day course includes a full day hands on course learning the essentials of all grain brewing, an evening looking at beer flavours and trends and further day about the practical essentials of setting up your own microbrewery. On the third day you visit an existing microbrewery and gain first hand the experience form the owner on the pitfalls & opportunities of being your 'own brewery boss'! It is ideal for those people who are setting up their own microbrewery now or have ambitions to do it sometime in the future.