Date: Tue 13th Oct
Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time (Approx): 5:00 pm
Price: €135
Demonstrations: 0
Hands on Sessions: 1


Fermentation is and has always been an important part of a healthy diet.  We have lost many of the traditional fermented foods that would have been part of our diet.  Come and visit us and learn how to put these foods back into your familys diet.

In this afternoon practical workshop, Penny Allen will show you how to make Sauerkraut, Kombucha and Water Kefir.  You will leave with a jar of your very own sauerkraut and starter cultures for Kombucha and Kefir.  Penny will demistify and remove the fear from making your own fermented foods in your kitchen at home.  

"Workshop was well organised, preparation was very good and Penny is an interesting, knowledgable and entertaining teacher. Content was a very good balance between theory and practice. I learned a lot. " - Student Feedback

What you'll learn about 

  • Why fermented foods are so important for our long term health
  • How to introduce fermented foods into your family diet.
  • How to make Sourkraut, Kombucha and Water Kefir

Course elements

  • A tour of the organic farm, gardens, dairy and greenhouses, which provide much of the seasonal produce you’ll be cooking with
  • Work with Penny in the kitchen and come home with your own Jar of Saurkraut ready to be eaten in 5 days!

Good to know

  • A pack of the recipes will be provided for your ongoing reference 
  • Our Shop will be open for further inspiration: cookery books, equipment and select ingredients
  •  We run this course several times a year.

Check out what Penny is up to on her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pennyporteous/

Please note this course begins at 2 pm with a tour of the farm and gardens here at Ballymaloe Cookery School before getting into the kitchen at 3pm.

Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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