The School of Artisan Food

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Advanced Artisan Baking (Three Weeks)

A unique three-week course exploring a wide variety of artisan bread, patisserie and Viennoiserie production process. This hands-on course has been specifically developed for existing bakers, chefs, business start-ups and advanced home bakers seeking new skills and recipes for the fast-paced and evolved artisan food industry.

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Advanced Baking Session

Extend your baking repertoire and develop new skills with this professional four-day course developed for existing bakers, chefs, business start-ups and advanced home bakers.

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Artisan Butchery Fundamentals

A unique two-week course exploring the craft of artisan butchery. This hands-on course has been specifically developed for existing butchers, chefs, business start-ups, small-holders and advanced home cooks seeking new skills and techniques for the fast-paced and evolving artisan food industry.

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Christmas Baking

Scrumptious stollen and traditional mince pies with a twist; dazzle your friends and impress your family with the Christmas skills learned on this practical course.

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Curing and Smoking

The ancient craft of curing and smoking meat is as satisfying now as it was thousands of years ago. Learn traditional artisan methods which have stood the test of time and make your own delicious charcuterie bursting with natural flavour.

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Introduction to Artisan Baking

If you’ve ever wished you could make your own bread, this is the course for you. Bake your way to success as you learn all about ingredients, kneading, proofing and shaping.

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Professional Cheesemaking Fundamentals

Here you will find in-depth knowledge about the fundamentals of cheesemaking, taught by French cheese technologist, Ivan Larcher. Essential for any professional cheesemaker.

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Sticky Buns and Fruit Breads

This introductory course explores a wide variety of enriched yeasted bakery goods under the expert guidance of our British Master Baker Wayne Caddy, the UK's representative for the bakery World Cup and the first baker from the UK to be selected for the prestigious world master’s bakery competition.

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Best of British Cheese

Join us to discover what makes British Cheese so special. We'll talk through the seasonality of cheese, methods of production, how to serve cheese and what to do with leftover cheese. All to be enjoyed with a selection of the great British Cheeses to taste, savour and enjoy.

Cheese and Tipple - Tasting & Pairing

Find the perfect cheese partner in this fun, interactive session with Juliet Harbutt, one of the world’s leading authorities on cheese. Find what works and what doesn’t from a selection of 8 cheeses and 6 drinks. Suitable for anyone with a love of cheese and a sense of adventure! (6-8pm)

Cheese Retailers Workshop with Juliet Harbutt

A brilliant session for anyone considering opening a new deli or for those wishing to boost existing sales. Led by Juliet Harbutt, one of the world’s leading cheese experts, and highly experienced independent retailer, you’ll pick up some key tips and get advice on how to maximise your business success.

Food for Health

Many people who are living with cancer have a good idea about how to live healthily; you don't eat too much, you take some exercise and you eat fresh fruit and vegetables. But after diagnosis people can feel either bombarded by special diet books or left out in the wilderness to discover things for themselves. This two-day workshop is aimed at giving people living with a cancer diagnosis the space to explore issues around eating and food.

Networking event for Teachers

A chance for any Food Technology teacher or extended services co-ordinator in schools in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to come and visit the School, find out what we do, and understand what our Local Food outreach programme entails. Our Education Officer is fully funded to come into local schools and pass on artisan food skills.