Sourdough Making Class

Learn how to bake your own sourdough from scratch!

5 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $185 - $199 (or 4 payments of $46.25 - $49.75 Afterpay)
($199 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $185 for 4 guests)

Are you a bread lover who has always wanted to learn how to bake delicious loaves of sourdough yourself? Look no further than this fun Sydney class with Marion!

Gather your friends and join Marion in her kitchen for five hours of hands-on making and baking. We highly recommend trying out this workshop with a group of friends who are also obsessed with this gorgeous artisan bread!

This workshop is also a great indoor activity idea for birthday parties, hens nights or team building activities.

Class outline:

  • Make your own sourdough from scratch, using only general household equipment, and learn all the tips and tricks to be able to do it again at home!
  • Learn about the fermentation process and make your own starter.
  • Make delicious sourdough crackers and pancakes.

During this casual class, you will also enjoy a gourmet grazing board in Marion's little urban jungle overlooking the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House!

Please note:
  • A minimum of three guests is required to run the class. If the minimum required is not met, the workshop will be rescheduled.
  • Sorry, this class cannot accommodate special dietary requirements.
  • You will need a dutch oven or equivalent to bake your bread at home (No need to bring it for the class, you will only need it at home the day after the class). If you don't have one, you can click the option to buy one below and Marion will source one for you to take home after the class.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Add a Dutch oven sourced by The Flour Bunch ($100)
  • Add 120g of live, mature sourdough starter ($10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly, no prior knowledge or experience required.
What you'll get
  • Your own sourdough in a banneton, ready to be baked the next morning.
  • Your starter in a glass jar and everything you need to feed it for a week.
  • Gourmet snacks provided.
  • All the tips and recipes sent straight to your email after the workshop!
What to bring
  • A big carry bag to bring all your goodies home!

The Flour Bunch is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


McMahons Point, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 10 kms of McMahons Point for private classes

Your teacher
The Flour Bunch
The Flour Bunch

5.0 (28)

Growing up in a family of French chefs, I have always been passionate about food and used my baking skills to make friends around the world (who can resist a beautiful cake made with love?).

I shifted my focus from cake to bread a few years ago and worked for a couple of months in a bakery to learn the basics. 2020 and its lockdown gave me the time to perfect my techniques using only general household equipment.

Making my own bread every week gave me so much joy and satisfaction, I now want to share my passion with everyone!

Verified reviews

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Carolyn Davies Jul 2022

This course was great fun. Marion made sure we understood steps as we went along - and provided the materials and ingredients to make it easy for us to keep making bread after the course.

Carmel Schmidt Jul 2022

The class was great and I love making the crackers from the discard starter. The pancakes were great. I learned a lot this was my second sourdough class and I learned a lot more in this class than the 3 hour class I did a month ago.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Carmel Schmidt

Jacqui Hyslop Jul 2022

Nicely paced, relaxed class. Teacher was excellent - great at explaining and encouraged questions. I liked the small class set up. Lunch was fabulous!

Sarah McMahon Jun 2022

Super helpful and accommodating- thank you! Will be in touch again for training in the future I am sure!

Jesline Davis Jun 2022

Marion is such a lovely teacher. She is patient and very clear with her instructions. She has so much passion for baking and she gave us all the tips and tricks we need as an amature baker. The location and the view are to beautiful. Her kitchen was immaculate and the lunch she provide is so delicious. I will definetly recommend this course.

Lynne Agland Jun 2022

Marion was expert in sharing her extensive knowledge of all things sourdough. I learnt a tremendous amount in a hands on learning environment. Marion's workplace was spotless and the view from her apartment, incredible. The morning went fast and was really excellent value for money. The lunch provided was delicious and inspirational. Thankyou Marion for making me feel welcome and comfortable in your home, your hospitality and ability to teach well was very much appreciated. Best wishes for future endeavours, you are hard working girl. Lynne

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Clare Bowen Mar 2022

This is a fabulous course and Marion is perfectly matched. I never realised making sourdough required so much precision and technique. Made easy by the ease of instructions from Marion. Highly recommend and looking forward to years of delicious bread and other treats. Highly recommended. Thank you.

Leila Tarakjian Mar 2022

Marion provided a very detail guided workshop that was easy to follow and taught us great techniques. The lunch of the cheese platter and freshly baked bread and crackers was a perfect way to end the class.
Let’s not forget about the fluffy pancakes with Nutella!
Everything you could think of was available and now I’m heading home with a bag of goodies and bread to bake tomorrow! Well worth the price.

Richie Garard Feb 2022

Awesome class! Marion is a great teacher, very friendly and happy to answer any questions. Super full from enjoying our bread, crackers and pancakes. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to make sourdough and/or have a fun afternoon learning a new skill :)

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Richie Garard Sydney

Jeonga Oh Feb 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Highly, I recommend you this class
Marion (teacher) is so friendly and professional
I met lovely people and enjoyed it ^^

Amanda Mighell Feb 2022

I recently attended the Sourdough Making workshop with Marion Chanliaud, the teacher, and found it so inspiring and informative. It was a small group of 5 participants so there was plenty of time for questions, answers and practice. The session started at 9.30 and concluded at 2.30pm so we had time to make the starter, bake a loaf of sourdough, make cracker dough and sourdough pancakes with Marion's starter that she provided. We stopped for lunch and devoured a delicious spread of all that we made including a wide variety of cheeses, dips, small goods and fruit. Marion is a very skilled, organised and engaging teacher and was very welcoming. She imparted her knowledge and some highlights of her professional life willingly and with humour which made the workshop even more memorable. It was very good value and the take away bags were filled with everything you needed to continue growing your own starter and to make an extra loaf at home. At the end of the session, Marion emailed a beautifully and well considered document setting out all the instructions of all the recipes we covered with an invitation to contact her at any time if we ever got stuck. Coming from no previous experience, I now have the confidence to make sourdough, crackers and pancakes and I look forward to a lifelong journey of baking. Marion holds the classes in her own apartment with a beautiful view of the harbour bridge and Opera House and the amenities were spotless. I thoroughly recommend this workshop to any one and any gender to participate in as it was so much fun and so informative.
Amanda Mighell
Wahroonga NSW

Sourdough Making Class review by Amanda Mighell Sydney

Christine Johnston Feb 2022

Teacher was welcoming, well organised and gave clear instructions. Everything was covered as in syllabus and it was very enjoyable.

Sourdough Making Class review by Christine Johnston Sydney

Amanda Robertson Feb 2022

What a wonderful day. Marion’s style was relaxed and very helpful. I loved the way she explained things and her passion for baking was clearly evident.

Her hospitality with beautiful food to eat as we learned about Sour Dough baking was fantastic. We all came away with lots of goddies to help us on our baking journey plus quality notes and tips.

I would highly recommend Marion’s course, her quaint kitchen and harbour views made for a great location. The whole experience was awesome

Gina Agostini Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience and skills to learn, all materials provided plus more afterwards and an amazing selection of snacks. Thank you so much for the lovely day we had as a family, all very much appreciated.

Edwina Ritchie Dec 2021

Fabulous experience. Class was well organised and well paced. Learnt so much from Marion. Loved her practical tips and positive approach. The lunch was fabulous with pancakes for dessert. The take home kit was well organised and the additional kits were great value. We baked our sourdough from the class the next day and it was amazing! Would highly recommend this class for bakers of all levels.

Sourdough Making Class review by Edwina Ritchie

Laongdeuan Tankaew Dec 2021

Enjoyed the class, and learn a lot. The teacher was great too thank you very much

Jean-Luc Domergue Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

All very good.
Great knowledge. Excellent outcome
Learnt a lot. Good value
Satisfied with the day

Raoul Dec 2021

Marion's sourdough class was fantastic! It was well organised and structured, and the time flew by. Every bit of food was deliciousshe clearly knows her food and wines well! The class size is kept small, which means you can ask as many questions as you like, and Marion is very knowledgable and experienced. We left with full bellies, plenty of verbal and written information, and all the equipment and ingredients to get started on our own bread making at home. I'd recommend to anyone who's interested in a fun day or wanting to start sourdough baking. Thanks again, Marion!

Wayne Turner Nov 2021

Marion was fabulous! She is a great teacher knowing so much about sourdough bread making. We all had a great time, particularly eating freshly baked sourdough bread, crackers and pancakes! Lunch also was a treat. I baked my loaf on Sunday and it was delicious. Thank you for a fabulous day!

Sourdough Making Class review by Wayne Turner

Olivia Scullard Nov 2021

Marion is a lovely, hospitable and very knowledgable teacher! A++ class - I'd definitely recommend

The class was held in Marion's beautiful unit overlooking the Harbour Bridge, which was a great view during breaks and snack times.

We were equipped with all the necessary instructions, ingredients and tools to begin one's own sourdough journey, and Marion set out an amazing spread with teas, coffees and gourmet snacks to be enjoyed throughout the class.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Olivia Scullard

Courtenay Turner Nov 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Marion’s class is incredible! It was so well structured and super instructive. She is an amazing teacher - so patient and warm with an amazing knowledge of the science of fermentation. The spread of snacks was also super generous! We nibbled on sourdough bread, crackers and pancakes as well as a lovely spread of fruit, cheese etc. Highly recommend. You also leave well-equipped to bake your loaf along with all the instructions you need to continue on your baking journey.

Sourdough Making Class review by Courtenay Turner

Jye Hainsworth Oct 2021

Learnt lots, great end product and Marion was very patient, accommodating and informative! Would recommend

Ly Nguyen Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a lovely experience baking sourdough, great food and easy hands on learning. It was very therapeutic

Tony Papageorge Jun 2021

I learnt that no matter how many YouTube’s I watched on how to make sourdough Marion showed me all the techniques in detail and giving me the confidence to dive straight in.
Thanks Marion, great class. And what an awesome lunch; I should have eaten some more pancakes because as soon as my wife tried them they were gone, nice stuff.
Oh and I also learned not everything can be learned on YouTube.

Sourdough Making Class review by Tony Papageorge

Garry Williams Jun 2021

Marion was a great host and had spectacular views over the Harbour. I learnt everything I needed to make sourdough. I enjoyed the class and highly recommend it

Sourdough Making Class review by Garry Williams

Chrystal Argus Jun 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Marion was fantastic, the time was filled well the spread of food over lunch-time break was more than substantial (and delicious) and her instructions were clear and easy to follow My first successful sourdough was the one I cooked the next day (in my photo) and I look forward to making sourdough for years to come using the techniques that I learned in this workshop!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Chrystal Argus

Susan Wise May 2021

A lovely venue with a spotless kitchen, fabulous view and a host whose knowledge and hospitality will be remembered for a long time.
The individual hands on experience is definitely the best way to learn.
Sourdough bread, savoury flat breads and pancakes will all be added to my culinary repertoire. Thank you Marion

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Susan Wise

Katherine Gardner May 2021

Marion is a talented teacher and charming host. Her kitchen has superb Sydney harbour views and the whole class is a culinary experience. The lesson is practical and easy to follow and the tools and equipment is top quality. I would recommend this class to all levels of cooking ability. It was a fabulous way to learn the art of sourdough in a personalised setting.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Katherine Gardner
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