Fermentation Workshop & Supper

Fermentation Workshop & Supper

Thursday 21st May 2020 | 7pm – 10pm

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.


Examples of ferments covered in this workshop include:

Curried courgette ferment

Elderflower vinegar

Sourdough flatbreads

Charred and fermented pepper paste



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. 


Red Oak Barn | The Salt Box
Priory Farm Estate, Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
RH1 4EJ, Surrey

What’s Included at our Fermentation Workshop

Professional tuition

All ingredients and equipment

Hot drinks throughout the session and a light evening meal

Your fermented foods, ready to takeaway

We can cater for vegetarian diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The menu is subject to change.

Please Note

  • This event takes place in our barn.
  • 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. 
  • Full refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event.
  • Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.


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Illustration of wild mushrooms