Come and join us for a curing class where you will delve into the world of whole leg muscle curing, in particular how to cure pork legs for prosciutto and how to make pancetta and capocollo.
You will see demonstrated the main steps of butchery and will learn the special conditions required to age and store whole legs and how to avoid faults in the meat by practising correct techniques.
We will show you the process of preparing the meat with salt and showing you the result of meat cuts we will prepare the day before for you. We will work together on the wrapping and netting the meat in the hands-on part of the class and analyse the last steps before the ageing.
Time and salt will do their part to produce meltingly delicious cured meats that will slice beautifully for your charcuterie board.
After this we will enjoy wine and our own charcuterie with bread and cheese.....Salute!
*Please note~ This is a workshop with both a demonstration and hands-on parts. We encourage you to roll your sleeves up, slice, salt and flavor so you will have the best learning experience possible. For health and safety reasons we will cure the meat in our cabinets and you will be more then welcome to visit us in store to try the products made on the day when the time comes. You don't have to prepare or bring anything, we will have everything ready for you!
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The Artisan's Bottega
- Learn the fundamentals about salt, time and how the two together can produce incredible flavor in good quality meat
- Learn to tie, wrap and flavor your cured meat.
- Learn to cure whole muscles and hone your knife and curing skills
- Knowledge to process whole muscle curing at home with wine, cured meats, bread and cheese to finish!
- Your passion
Casual~ we will provide the aprons.
Who wants to learn about whole muscle curing, no limits!
Vendor since 2016
The Artisan's Bottega (formerly Cellar Plus) has been a part of Melbourne for over 40+ years. Our product range and customer base have always been quite extensive. We continue to provide a comprehensive range of processing equipment, accessories and kitchenware items from overseas, mainly made in Italy. Our customers, from trade professionals to home operators looking to pursue their hobby with passion, are always able to find a solution to what they are searching for to improve their craft. Our friendly and informative staff members are in-store experts and our chefs, brewers and distillers are at your disposal. And they are happy to see how many people still support their LOCAL and FRIENDLY BUSINESS.
It’s a great place to pick up brewing supplies to create unique craft beer recipes. It’s a great central spot for our commercial winery clients or restaurant chefs to pick up their urgent items as they head out to their country vineyard or Cafe' ready for the busy shift ahead.
Our many traditionalists and newbie urban winemakers and salami makers follow the calendar months and eagerly wait for seasonal and harvest periods to approach and know that The Artisan's Bottega is the place that has the BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS and EDUCATION to support their needs.
It’s a win-win philosophy between customers and their supplier that has kept The Artisan's Bottega thriving all these years. Customers who have had a great experience from using our products usually come back for different items or referring other customers saying how our products preformed compared others they had experienced. We Offer only great products that represent the best value for price on the market. We aim to support products that are easy for our customers to use and durable to last for many years on.
The Artisan's Bottega requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email The Artisan's Bottega to organise a refund or transfer
Cancellations and date changes will result in administrative fees.
Over one week before the class - $0 fee for date change (per person) and 20% fee for cancellation (per person);
Under than one week before the class - 20% fee for date change (per person) and 100% fee for cancellation (per person).
On the day of the class - 50% fee for date change (per person) and 100% fee for cancellation (per person).
No refunds or dates changes for "no-shows" or if you contact us on any day after the class.