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Sauerkraut for Beginners

September 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Fermentation has been around for centuries, and it has certainly been making a comeback these past few years. However, it can sometimes seem a bit daunting and there is a common misconception that making ferments from scratch should be limited to seasoned fermenters and experienced chefs.

This workshop aims to make fermentation accessible to all, so that you can confidently start your own projects at home. We’ll cover the basics of lacto-fermentation, learn about health & safety measures, and end with a little tasting session exploring various ferments made with local or foraged produce.

You will make and take home your own unique jar of sauerkraut, and get to experiment with different flavours using herbs and seeds (foraged or grown on-site). You will also receive an information booklet with all the information you need to start your own lacto-ferments at home.

Fermentation is a healthy and creative way to add more veg into your diet. It is also a fantastic way to capture seasonal flavours. So join us on Wednesday, 20th of September for a relaxed and fun fermentation session.

About the Teacher

Diane is a classically-trained pastry chef, now making sourdough bread at Fika+ (Chester), and working on the field at Cheshire Market Gardens. Passionate about sustainability, she makes a point of using locally-grown produce as much as possible, often turning to foraging & fermenting to minimise waste and use ingredients to their full potential.

Follow Diane @vegartemis


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Train:

We are a stone’s throw away from Hamilton Square train station which is just a short walk down Cleveland street and accessible from all inner city Liverpool Stations and all Wirral line stations.

By Bus:

There are numerous bus stops nearby and around the Hamilton Square area, all just short walks away from our space. These include numbers: 41, 216, 217, 409, 410, 411, 413, 414, 423, 811 and several others.

By Car:

Follow the signs for Hamilton Square. We don’t have any designated parking for visitors but there is a range of paid and free parking close by.

Paid parking:

– Cleveland Street

– Prince Street

– Elgin Way

– Duncan Street

– Hinson Street

More on wirral.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel

Free and unlimited parking:

– Russell Street (5 min walk)

– Brooke Street East (5 min walk)

How accessible is the venue?

The workshop is located on the ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Make CIC office at 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makecic.org

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this.

Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

Refunds will be offered in the event of the class being cancelled – in this instance we will give as much notice as possible, usually at least 5 days, and offer alternative dates if appropriate.

This class does have a minimum requirement of ticket sales to proceed, so there is a possibility of it being cancelled, but we will contact you five days before if this is the case.

If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 7 days before the workshop.

This is because we pay our practitioners fair wages for their work- giving refunds on last minute cancellations would mean that practitioners would not be paid for the preparation they have put into their classes.

*Refunds will be given minus Eventbrite fees, unless Make CIC cancel the class, in which case a full refund will be given*

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact hello@makecic.org to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.

What can I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. All materials and ingredients are provided.


September 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Make Hamilton
2 Cleveland Street
Birkenhead, CH41 6ND United Kingdom
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0151 601 8665