Pickling and Lacto-fermentation Workshop: Basics

Learn the basics of how to successfully ferment food at home



2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $65

Learn the basics of how to ferment foods and how important they are in achieving a healthy diet and a strong immune system!

In this engaging workshop through great demonstration, you will get a detailed overview of traditional pickling AKA lacto-fermentation!  Lacto-fermentation is the process that produces traditional dill pickles, kimchi and real sauerkraut, among other fermented delights.

There will also be Green Living Australia equipment available for sale on the night (preserving kits, pickling supplies and equipment, plus copies of Valerie’s Book ‘Sugar-Free Home Preserving’).

Please keep in mind this is a demonstration based session. Students will not be pickling during this session, students will be given all the knowledge, and access to equipment to start pickling and lacto-fermenting at home.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



What you'll get
  • Wine on arrival
  • A few recipes and step by step guide
  • Tastings
  • Pickling and fermentation products and kits will also be available for purchase during the workshop.

What to bring

Just a pen and paper for notes.


Valerie Pearson (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Valerie Pearson

Valerie Pearson

4.9 (9)

Valerie has been a home cheesemaker and rampant foodie for 25 years and has a passion for fresh, organic, homemade foods. Valerie’s daughter Angie was born with chemical sensitivity in 1988 and this changed their lives forever. After struggling with food labelling laws, Valerie armed herself with the knowledge and skills needed to take back control of her family’s diet! Valerie became a well informed and conscious home cook and cheese connoisseur and delved into the science behind fermented foods. Valerie is the author of Home Cheese Making in Australia and Sugar-Free Home Preserving. Valerie is currently working on my next book, Gut Health and Fermentation.

About Green Living Australia

Valerie’s business, Green Living Australia, evolved from a need to create homemade, preservative-free, additive-free foods, and chemical-free body products to combat the ever-increasing food allergy and chemical sensitivity within our society. From this, Green Living Australia has built a strong community, providing pure cultures, equipment and education for conscious foodies to fill their dietary requirements and gourmet food cravings or make all-natural body products that are chemical-free and sustainable!




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2241)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class


Nadine Shaw Aug 2021


Loved the teacher
Loved the venue
Class was very informative, great tasting of foods.
Very well set up
Thank you

Almedina Duranovic Aug 2021


Did this class with my mother tonight, more information in one class then a week of Internet scrolling Val had an answer for every single question really knows her stuff.

Giacomo Celesia Feb 2021


The class perfectly matched our interest in fermentation topic. Joanne & Valerie speak very clear and even the scientific terms and processes are easy to understand. Also they love to joke with each other, creating a chill and cozy ambient.
The price is adequate and in the end you can opt to buy some starter kit to create your own yogurt and kimchi at home.
Recommended!

Pickling and Lacto-fermentation Workshop: Basics review by Giacomo Celesia

Jennifer Mathiesen Feb 2021


Very informative session about gut health and lacto fermentation. It was good to hear a bit of the science and biology behind it all.
Teaching the traditional and more conventional methods was great too.

Tanya Vermeij Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Very informative class the two ladies teaching knew their stuff.
Easy to replicate at home they made sure everything was relatable and easy to set up.
We enjoyed the class!

Josephine Power Sep 2020


The presenters were engaging, humorous and very knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and learned a lot in just a couple of hours.

Pickling and Lacto-fermentation Workshop: Basics review by Josephine Power

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Bethany Ellis Sep 2020


Brilliant we loved the class, it was fun engaging as well as extremely educational and informative!

Lesley Taylor-Brown Sep 2020


A wonderful learning experience, Valerie and Joanne both have a fabulous sense of humour, the evening was light hearted however extremely informative. Class size and venue were both great and I cannot wait to commence my fermentation and pickling. Thank you ladies.
Cheers, Lesley

Stuart Clements Sep 2020


They worked well together, would have been good to be hands in but I understand why that wouldn’t have worked!
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