3 hour workshop
Ross welcomes you into his personal smokehouse and kitchen in his wonderfully overgrown city garden. From pig to bacon, Ross is connected with the meat from start to finish, sourcing from a local farm. Cook bacon on a stove outside with your hands wrapped around a cup of tea to start the morning off and as the sun starts to rise you get to the nitty-gritty of making bacon, smoking flavour into the meat and knife skills.
Throughout the morning you'll learn all about the basic cuts of meat used in bacon making and get to grips with a range of introductory butchery techniques that we typically use on our wonderful locally sourced organic meat. You also talk in depth about the dry and wet curing blends before getting our sleeves rolled up and having a go yourselves.
This is definitely a hands-on course where there’s more doing than talking. You'll walk away with all the skills and meat you'll need to make your own bacon at home, a few pieces that you'll have cured on the day, and a full belly.
London Smoke & Cure is an artisan food brand selling meat, smoked fish, cashew butter and various other products Ross creates and perfects in his outdoor 'studio'. A favourite food supplier to the locals in the Crystal Palace area, London Smoke & Cure are experts in their field and Ross is a brilliant teacher and one of the best to learn from.
This butchery class is both suitable for beginners, or people who have an avid interest in butchery and want to get more to grips with the techniques and flavours used in smoking.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
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About your host, London Smoke and Cure
‘London Smoke and Cure’ is an exciting local smokehouse, tucked away in a lively little corner of London. In their Crystal Palace smokehouse, ‘London Smoke and Cure’ put their heart and soul into hand producing small batches of smoked and cured foods of exceptional quality.
Using truly authentic smoking techniques, they pride themselves in producing straight to the point great tasting food, honouring the great smokehouse traditions whilst keeping flavours fresh and contemporary. Having built up their business locally, there is a strong attachment to using local, British and high-welfare ingredients. Every product they produce is full of culinary integrity and guaranteed to be the very best around.
As well as providing the best smoked and cured food available to customers, ‘London Smoke and Cure’ also host wonderful courses, enabling food-lovers to recreate their delicious products in their own homes. Whether you are a complete novice, or a seasoned pro when it comes to smoking food, ‘London Smoke and Cure’ welcomes you to come and join one of their fantastic courses, and start creating your own smoked and cured delicacies. So sign up now and take your culinary exploits to the next level!
All equipment will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes. The lesson will take place in a our small working smokehouse and consequently your clothes may end up smelling gloriously of the oak and beech smoke we use - please dress accordingly.Sessions last approx. 2-2.5 hours. Group sizes 1 - 4 (maximum). Located at the London Smoke and Cure smokehouse based in Crystal Palace.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.