Our one day cider making course is a day of immersion in to the world of cider: chopping, pressing, brewing and bottling.
Learn to make your own cider at home.
Our one day cider course is a day of immersion in to the world of cider: chopping, pressing, brewing and bottling.
We visit the local cider making cooperative and learn how different types of apples are used to create a good flavour balance and see the techniques used to produce a great quality product. The apple chopping machine and press will be in action and we can help in the apple juicing. Our guide Cameron Smith has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will explain processes and techniques with us and we will be able to see how the village community produces enough cider to fund lots of local projects.
We have lunch back at the barn in our wood and taste some local ciders. The afternoon is spent with passionate homebrewer Steve, he will show you how to make reliably great cider on a small scale in your own kitchen. You’ll learn about different types of cider making equipment from the very basic household items to more purpose made devices — and have a go at using it. Steve will share his tips and techniques to make successful cider and give everyone a step by step guide. Along with the guide you will take home a 5 litre fermenter full of apple juice an airlock and yeast…all ready to turn into cider
The cider course will start at 10.00am and finishes at 4pm. The course will run in Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen. (Nr Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire) directions will be sent with course booking confirmation. We will have a 15 minute drive to our local cider makers in the morning.
The cost of the course includes:- All tuition, lunch, cider tastings, 5L apple juice, a fermenter, an airlock and yeast.
Course tutors. Steve Lalley, Cameron Smith, Rose Bax
"I've been baking ever since the course. Learned so much from Tom. It was a great day!"
"“Hugely enjoyable day - and itching to get going on our own batch soon!”"
"It was lovely to meet you both yesterday and thank you for running your excellent cider course. I really enjoyed the day and the company. Having had a bash at cider making last year, I learnt a great deal more, and both Cameron and Steve provided much needed knowledge in good time for this year’s batch"
"Thanks so much from all the team - yesterday was a great success and several of them have appeared in the office this morning with their willow sculptures to show their colleagues. We all had a fabulous time and the prizes are all on display in the office kitchen area! Many thanks to you and all your team for their hard work in making yesterday such a success for us."