All Things Ferments! Extended Introduction to Fermenting at Home

Course summary

Fermented foods have been proven to be beneficial for gut health and general well-being. Want to know why, how to get started, and which ones would suit you best?

Learn the fundamentals in a nutshell, as a way to “save the seasons” and blend ingredients in the ideal environment while you let time do its thing. This way of preserving food has been around forever but newbies can find it overwhelming and are scared they will do it wrong or make themselves (or their loved ones) unwell.

In this workshop we will learn the art of fermentation with 4 different and diverse recipes. We will make the classic sauerkraut as well as a delicious salsa and some fermented beverages as well!


What you will learn

  • how to make sauerkraut
  • how to make fermented salsa
  • how to make kombucha
  • how to make kvass

What you will get

  • recipes for pickles and ferments
  • take home 4 jars of different ferments

What you need to bring

  • 4 glass jars (medium-sized)
  • apron
  • closed toes shoes

About the tutor

Lauren Mueller is a workshop facilitator in pickling, fermenting, and edible weeds at Ceres in Brunswick. She originally studied environmental science and went onto study Naturopathy, driving her interest in gut health and fermentation.

Course cost

COST: $75.00

Class availability: 8 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 18 May
10.00am – 1.00pm (1 session)

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