Fungal Ferments Workshop




Join us for a practical session demonstrating how to use fungi to produce fermented foods at home.

Workshops with demonstrations on producing your own fermentations – yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi and edible fungi.  Taste some samples and view hands-on preparation.  Live cultures are available to take away and grow at home.

In collaboration with the North East Fungus Study Group.

Location: The Witham, 3, Horse Market, Barnard Castle, County Durham.   DL12 8LY.

Date: 7th October 2023. 11am and 1pm.

Sessions are free but booking is required.

If your prefered time slot is fully booked, please leave your details using the ‘Expression of Interest’ option and in the event of a cancelation, we’ll contact you. We’ll also contact you if we announce addtional time slots.


The workshop will cover the following:

  • Preparing to ferment.  Equipment and utensils, hygiene and safe processing.
  • Easy steps yoghurt. Choosing ingredients, fermentation temperatures and management.
  • Easy steps kombucha. Ingredients and recipes, fermentation control to target taste.
  • Easy steps kimchi. Vegetable selection, preparation and fermentation management.
  • What can go wrong? Quality assessment and control.


Taking the workshop will give you:

  • An overview of fermentation.
  • Demonstrations of ingredients needed to produce simple fermented foods – yoghurt, kombucha and kimchi.
  • Examples of equipment needed and how these are managed for each type of fermentation.
  • Opportunity to discuss experiences with guidance on safety and quality.

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