January-March 2015 Class Schedule Coming Soon!

Every year, we take a break from classes Dec 15 through January 15 (mostly because we’ve found that you do too).  However, we’ll be announcing our January through March 2015 class schedule in December! If you aren’t already on our email list, sign up now (look over to the right hand side of our home page) so that you will receive the new class schedule.  And, yes, we do about 4 to 6 classes each month which always includes a pig butchery class and sausage making and a whole lot of other great classes!



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Basic Pig Butchery (Dec 7) SOLD OUT

Date: December 7, 2014

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: Elder Hall

Cost: $265

Class Size: Limited to 12 people

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For this four-hour, hands-on class, chef, butcher, and caterer about town, Ethan Bisagna, will teach students how to split sides of pork into primals, and how to cut those primals into cookable cuts like ribs, tenderloins, ham roasts, chops, and coppas. Instructors will demo on one side while the students break into two groups and work and on two other sides. The class will also include tips on how to cook and cure various cuts, and everyone will go home with their share of meat (about 30-40 pounds). No experience required. All tools provided.

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Basic Sausage Making (Dec 8)

Date: December 8, 2014

Time: 5:30-8:30PM

Location: Elder Hall

Cost: $145

Class Size: Limited to 12 students

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Come learn the art of preparing French, German, Spanish, and Italian-style links, among many other varieties, with Mary Kay Gehring, former owner of Viande Meats (now Chop butchery). Students will learn how to select the right meat and trimmings from the appropriate muscle groups, and how to grind, flavor and stuff their sausage of choice. At the end of this hands-on class, students will go home with more than enough links for their frying pans and freezers, plus recipes.

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For a full list of currently scheduled classes….

Having trouble finding ALL of our currently scheduled classes? Here’s a little hint: On just about every page, with the exception of our homepage, if you move your eyes to the right of the screen and scroll down, all of our currently scheduled classes appear in the right hand column! We know, it’s a little hard to find.  We’re working on building a whole new website that will make it easier on you! We promise. But for now, just move your eyes to the right hand column and there are all our classes!

If you are looking for a general list of classes that we offer throughout the year or you have other questions about our classes, visit our FAQ page.


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