Workshops, Masterclasses, Demos, Courses & Talks

We want more people to enjoy preserved foods that prolong the seasons, especially creative ingredient combinations and unique ferments. Fermentation and pickling is not difficult or complex and there’s nothing secretive about our methods or recipes. Once you know the basics, it's easy to get hooked and you’ll soon find yourself creating your own kimchi or fermenting rhubarb. You can ferment or pickle almost anything, all you need is a suitable vessel / crock and time. Part of the joy of fermenting is experimenting and observing how different ‘live’ ingredients evolve and the flavours fluctuate. Learning to ferment also helps reduce food waste and can massively boost our health and wellbeing.

We regularly host workshops, masterclasses, demos, day courses and short talks. In partnership with we can welcome guests to the farm and host events in our own kitchens and entertaining space. Or, we are happy to travel to venues across the UK. These activities can be anything from a short tutored tasting to a full-day event.

We do not offer ticketed events at the farm, instead, we offer bespoke private sessions.

We can be flexible with the agenda and the following is a typical outline;

10.45 - Welcome / coffee

11am - An introduction to fermentation and pickling

Midday - Meet our growing team and tour the farm / harvest produce to be used later in the day

1pm Lunch – tasting a wide range of preserved foods alongside fresh produce from the farm

2pm - Masterclass – three recipes 

5.30pm - End

Guideline pricing is;
2-4 pax £155 per person 
5+ pax £130 per person 

For a full day course, we recommend an extra tutor and expand the agenda to include how to incorporate ferments in everyday and special occasion meals, as an example.

The pricing is; 
1-4 pax £195 per person 
5+ pax £170 per person

There is a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10 per workshop with the intention being that the day will be interactive and informal for all.

General Information
Full prepayment is required to confirm all bookings. Cancellations made less than 28 days prior to the workshop date will be liable to 50% of the course fee. Email us to book and for further information.

Guests attending any of our workshops receive a 15% discount if they choose to stay overnight in one of the cottages at, subject to availability. And, should these cottages not be available, we have great contacts and recommendations for other characterful accommodation nearby.

These workshops make a great gift, especially when combined with a weekend away in the holiday cottages at, a work away day or a friends get together.

Vouchers can be purchased as gifts for specific dates or the recipient can decide on the course subject and date. Sign-up for our newsletters or follow @worminsterfarm @cultjar to receive information on new dates and late availability.

Email to discuss your personal requirements and we will tailor a workshop to suit you.

“We decided to do something different for our company Christmas gathering and can heartily recommend the fermentation workshop. It was fascinating to know more about different fermentation techniques and recipes and the lunch was delicious.”
— Paul Webb