As a probiotic and prebiotic kefir is hard to beat in what it delivers to us in establishing a healthy gut microbiome - the very foundation of our immunity and wellbeing. Kefir is actually very simple to make at home without any need for specialised equipment. Once you know how, there is no reasonable excuse to not make your own!
This workshop will cover all the fine points of making kefir - getting started, storing your mother culture when away for extended periods, resuscitation of mother culture after a period of rest and what can be done with your ever-growing mother culture once you’re making kefir regularly. You'll learn to make fruit- and herb-infused home brews, using the kefir culture. A small amount kefir mother culture will be given to each participant so that they can start their kefir adventure as soon as they get home.
You might be surprised at how many more portals of home fermentations open up once you settle into kefir making.
The workshop will be led by Rachna Jhala, the founder and director of Happy Belly Foods, which uses milk from the Bore Place herd to make their delicious dairy products. Rachna has been making her own yoghurt and other fermented foods since she was a teenager and is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge with the community.
The workshop will end with a tasting session of Happy Belly fermented dairy products and the opportunity to discuss the cultural history of dairy fermentation. Rachna is a big proponent of the powerful support such foods provide in building immunity and general wellbeing in us and she will share this knowledge with you.
Tea and coffee will be provided. This workshop is suitable for all levels, no previous experience or knowledge is necessary. If you would like to improve your fermentation skills further and broaden your makes, Rachna is offering workshops throughout the year covering yoghurt, kefir, labneh and paneer.
We want our events to be accessible for all – please let us know if you require any additional information or adjustments and we will do our best to accommodate you. We offer free tickets to essential companions – please use the ‘Any Special Requirements’ box at checkout to let us know if you would like to book one. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01732 463255 to chat about your requirements.
Please note tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another event. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else (please let us know the name and email address of the attendee), otherwise your ticket fee will be considered a donation to the Commonwork Trust.