Fermenting for Basics

Fermenting for Basics

Next Available: Sat, 14 Nov 10:00AM (AEDT) (2 more dates)
2 hours 30 minutes
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This short course will get you started on an exciting and satisfying journey to experiment with bold flavours, while maintaining digestive health.

Eating fermented food increases ‘good’ gut bacteria to boost our immune system, by restoring balance and vitality to the microflora in our gut. Fermentation is a simple and natural way to extend the life of produce and dairy without added preservatives.

Many of the world’s most prized foods are made through fermentation including; wine, cheese, spirits and vinegar.

In this class you will learn how to make your own; yoghurt, kefier and kombucha. Have some fun and experiment with soft Kefier cheese and gut healthy fizzy drinks.

OPTIONAL EXTRA: Purchase a kombucha pack to take home and continue your fermentation; pack includes; 1 litre jar, flip top bottle, gut health book and muslin cloth. $25

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What you will learn
  • This short course will get you started on an exciting and satisfying journey to experiment with bold flavours, while maintaining digestive health.
  • Components within this class including: Food swap – learn the healthy alternatives to some common items used in cooking which are better for you. Make two different types of pickles which are amazingly good for you and taste great too. Health gut snacks – making your own beats anything you buy in the shops Miso soup is a delicious, quick and easy fermented soup which provides the gut with beneficial health benefits that help you stay happy, healthy and vibrant.
What you will get
  • Louise will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, explore the art of fermenting your own vegetables and how to easily introduce these and other fermented foods such as miso into your diet for better gut health.

What to bring
  • We suggest you wear something comfortable and as you will be in a commercial kitchen space and closed toe shoes. Louise has requested that all participants please bring 2 – 3 washed jars with them, 1 litre jars would be ideal for you to take made items home. Please also bring a water bottle for your hydration – water will be available to re-fill the bottles through the duration of the class!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Edible Forest Yarra Valley

Vendor since 2019

Our Story
In 2015 Louise Ward, owner of Yarra Valley Estate; wished to grow seasonal vegetables, that would be incorporated into our client menus; whilst also reducing food miles. A synergy touched the sustainability values and ethos of Yarra Valley Estate.  A ‘seed’ was planted in our 10 bed ‘top veggie garden’.

Soon it was evident that the little veggie garden was not able to produce enough to sustain our growing needs. Our interest in food security lead to a larger idea of building a garden that would grow into a forest, planted with edible and medicinal plants.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Edible Forest Yarra Valley 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 Edible Forest Yarra Valley to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edible Forest Yarra Valley or organised by Edible Forest Yarra Valley must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edible Forest Yarra Valley.


I agree to give Edible Forest Yarra Valley unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Edible Forest Yarra Valley classes and events or on Edible Forest Yarra Valley's premises. (For use of Edible Forest Yarra Valley marketing materials).


Edible Forest Yarra Valley requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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