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Forage & Ferment

All dates are fully-booked for 2024, email me to register interest for workshops to be held in 2025!

  • 110 British pounds
  • Chepstow & Caldicot

Service Description

I have teamed up with the fantastic Crafty Pickle, producers of innovative fermented food & drinks based in Caldicot, to offer you a unique afternoon of foraging ingredients & learning how to preserve them, by fermenting your own wild kimchi and a soft drink! Last year's inaugural combined workshop received fantastic feedback, so this year we added 3 dates! This will be a fabulously fun & informative afternoon, we will meet at an incredibly bountiful foraging site on the Severn Estuary, just outside Chepstow, where we will spend two hours exploring seasonal wild foods abundant in the meadows, hedgerows and coastal flats. I will teach you how to find, identify, sustainably harvest, and ultimately use, an incredible flavoursome array of wild ingredients in delicious food & drink recipes. Along the way, we will pick ingredients suitable for your kimchi such as wild cabbage, wild garlic, and salt marsh herbs and vegetables. We will also select flavours that excite you for your soft drink, such as tangerine and blood orange from pine needles, pink grapefruit vibes from Alexander shoots, or fresh fruity blossoms such as Elderflower and Flowering Currant, to name but a few! We will then take the short drive to the Crafty Pickle where we will be greeted by the lovely proprietors Madi & Arthur, who are experts in all things fermented. They will teach us to make a fantastic wild vegan kimchi, and a tasty fermented soft drink for you to take home and enjoy, so you will learn two very different preservation & fermentation techniques, which you can then apply to other ingredients in future, with your new-found fermenting skills! During the course of the afternoon, you will also be served taster nibbles & sips from their excellent range of fermented products. ALL WORKSHOPS SOLD OUT FOR 2024! To be notified when 2025 dates are announced, please email chloe.gourmetgatherings@gmail.com  12pm-4.30-5pm, £110 per person, with a maximum of 10 spaces available, so you will be guaranteed an intimate and enriching experience. Suitable for ages 15 and upwards, and all fitness levels. Any dietary requirements will happily be catered to as far as possible, if you have any serious food allergies, please email hello@thecraftypickle.co.uk before booking, to check that we can safely accommodate you.


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Cancellation Policy

Refunds will only be issued if Gourmet Gatherings is forced to cancel an event due to circumstances such as dangerous weather. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us 14 days or more, before the booked experience to be refunded or to reschedule. If the weather is prohibitive, we will contact you to rearrange. It is not possible to offer a refund for any cancelled bookings made within the appropriate time frame, for which alternative dates are available.


Contact Details

07477885126

chloe.gourmetgatherings@gmail.com


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