Fermentation Workshop & Supper

Wildly and seasonally inspired ferments with George Upshall.

September 8, 2020

Start Time
7:00 pm
End Time
10:00 pm


£50 per person

The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Professional tuition

All ingredients and equipment

Hot drinks throughout the session and a light evening meal

Your fermented foods, ready to takeaway

Learn the art of fermentation at our hands-on informative fermentation workshop, for an evening focused on traditional methods

We are thrilled to welcome experienced chef and master of ferments George Upshall (@nurturedandwild) to our cosy barn this Spring for an evening of fermenting!


Fermenting seasonal, sustainably grown produce from nature’s larder is a fantastic way to “keep it local” and enhance our nutrition all year round. It not only preserves food, but also enhances flavour and nutrient content. In this workshop, George will guide you through how to produce a seasonal series of ferments as he combines his culinary know-how with a passion for foraging and wild foods.


During this workshop, you’ll not only discover how to ferment in the comfort of your own home, but also find new ways of combining these ancient foods into your everyday meals.


During the evening, you’ll get the chance to sample ingredients that have already begun their fermentation journey, as well as starting new ferments to take home with you. At the end of the evening, you’ll leave with a selection of ferments along with the knowledge and confidence to get truly creative on the fermentation front – in the comfort of your home!


We kindly ask guests to bring 3-4 glass jars and a carrier bag to carry them home in, as this helps us to keep the cost of the course down and encourages the re-use of old jars.

Examples of ferments covered in this workshop include:

Elderberry and blackberry drinking vinegar
Charred chilli paste
Spiced squash ferment
Brined sloes

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

Dietary Requirements

Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible.


Dietary needs must always have been communicated and approved prior to booking your seat at our table, and must be advised to our team no later than 7 days prior to the event.

Please Note

We kindly ask guests to bring 3-4 glass jars and a carrier bag to carry them home in, as this helps us to keep the cost of the course down and encourages the re-use of old jars.

For our Refund Policy, please view our Terms and Conditions.
jars of pickles at The Salt Box

Book Your Seat

If you have any dietary requirements, please be sure to check our policy, and get in touch prior to booking your seats.

If an event is showing as fully booked, please add your name to our Waiting List, and we’ll be sure to get in touch if any further tickets are made available.

Are you gifting this experience to a family or friend?

Once you’ve booked your seats, we have a selection of Gift Options available:

Personalised Gift Voucher

Our personalised printed gift vouchers help you deliver the gift of your Salt Box experience with a hand-printed voucher. 

Signature Gift Set & Voucher

Perfect alongside a Cookery Course Experience Gift Voucher, includes a selection of signature Salt Box items plus a Gift Voucher. 

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.