Masterclass - VIP Series: Gourmet Ferments with Rachel de Thample

VIP Series: Gourmet Ferments with Rachel de Thample

Date and Time

Saturday 17th November 2018

12:00pm - 4:30pm


£99 (£75 Concession)


Made In Hackney
Food For All Basement
3 Cazenove Road
N16 6PA

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The Event

"I’ll show you how to master the magical process of fermentation so that you can transform flour, fruit, veg, drinks and nuts into spectacular gourmet delights that are not only highly nutritious but also extremely delicious.”

Rachel de Thample
Made In Hackney Ambassador, Author, Chef, Forager & Preserver.

This Masterclass is part of our 'VIP Series', working with experts who are renowned in their field.

The class will include:

  • An overview of the health benefits of fermented foods, and how to incorporate them into your everyday meals
  • Hands-on fermenting – you’ll make your own Christmas Kraut, Sourdough Crumpets and Probiotic Pear Chutney
  • Techniques for making fermented breads, fruit, veg, drinks and nut cheeses
  • How to make Fermented chestnut blinis, Mulled pomegranate & rose kefir, Cranberry & ginger kombucha, Fig & nutmeg almond kefir, and Fermented hazelnut cheese
  • A delicious organic plant based lunch, your own sourdough starter and recipes to take home

Rachel de Thample has worked in the kitchens of Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal and Peter Gordon. Rachel is the author of Less Meat, More Veg, FIVE, Tonics & Teas, and has served as the Head of Food for the pioneering organic box scheme Abel & Cole, where she developed a number of foraging guides and recipes. She’s also supplied local chefs and Crystal Palace Food Market, which she helped set up, with wild food. She currently teaches fermenting and preserving courses at River Cottage HQ in Devon.

Fee: £99* (£75 Concession**) includes a delicious organic lunch (if you have any food allergies please email details to immediately after booking to enable us to accommodate your dietary needs).

* This fee is used to fund our programme of free courses to vulnerable and low-income community groups. By attending a Made In Hackney masterclass you get a great day of learning AND you’re providing our charity with essential funds for us to continue our work with vulnerable community groups.

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Refunds: we require a minimum of 7 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number. N.B. For classes in our VIP Series an additional fee will apply

For information: / 020 8442 4266

Location: Made In Hackney, Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6PA. Regretfully, the kitchen is not wheelchair accessible.


Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.