Pork is not for everybody but once you understand it, you will love it! Working on one of our majestic free range pigs, you’ll learn where bacon comes from and the difference between back ribs and spare ribs.

Our master butchers will guide you through, step-by-step, as you break the pig down to its familiar chops and roasting pieces.

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What you will learn
  • Basic knife skills
  • How to cut different meats
  • Overview of our free range products
What you will get
  • Basic skills to use around the kitchen
  • 5kg of meat you cut on the night
  • Victorinox boning knife
  • A thermal bag to keep everything cool
  • A Cannings custom apron, a stubby holder and a jute bag for shopping
  • You will have 15% discount in-store immediately after class, for that night only.
  • Dinner and wine tasting after the class (if you have any dietary restrictions please let us know)

What to bring
  • Comfortable and closed shoes
  • Pen and notebook (if you want to take notes)
  • Suggestion: An esky to take your meat home
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate for

Must be 16 or older to assist


Cannings Free Range Butchers

Vendor since 2017

Cannings Free Range Butchers specialises in high welfare, grass-fed produce from across Australia. Founded by Sam Cannings in 2010, on a desire to purvey the most ethical produce through conscious sourcing and constant quality control, Cannings believes that the best cared for animals produce the best meat. With locations in Hawthorn, Kew, Malvern, Ivanhoe, South Yarra and soon Tooronga, Cannings has become synonymous with quality and care - commanding a staunch following.

With also some of the best customer service in the industry and bustling online store, Cannings combines a love for food, a respect for animal welfare, and an in-depth knowledge of the craft to become the quintessential modern butchers.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

For cancellations and refunds on booked spots please contact Lorena ( at least a week prior to the class. We book out weeks in advance and sometimes have a waiting list. Unfortunately, for bookings cancelled less than 3 days prior to the class, we will not be able to provide refunds as produce and equipment will have been purchased for you. If you wish to send someone else to take you spot we can facilitate this re-allocations or we may be able rebook your attendance to another date.

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Terms & Conditions

All class times are relative, and may finish before/after the allotted time depending on the number of attendees. Classes are also subject to late starts due to needing all attendees present for the safety induction.

Cannings will attempt to contact you on your mobile if you are running late on the day. Unfortunately we will not be able to refund your ticket if you come late or fail to attend on the day. A reminder email will be sent out 3 days prior to workshop date.

Attendees must be 16 years or age or older.

Cannings Vouchers:

Vouchers for the various workshops can be redeemed by the gift bearer when they wish to book themselves in.

Vouchers can not redeemable for cash or store credit and expire a year after the date of purchase.

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29 June 2018 • Pork Masterclass

Extremely well run class, very informative, helpful and enjoyable. Can’t wait for more in the future.


29 January 2018 • Pork Masterclass

Absolutely loved it!! Friendly staff, very informative and hands on, great night.