The Breads & Cheeses of Italy with Randy George

Ciabatta, Focaccia and the best cheeses of Italy
Date: Sunday August 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Level: All levels, min. 6, max. 8 participans
Location: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen at Brotbakery, 38 Meade Rd., Fairfax Vermont
Costs: $145

Instructors: Randy George & Heike Meyer - booking information coming soon

Booking information coming soon!

Bread & Cheese - the perfect pairing! Learn how to make the most famous Italian breads and discover how to pair them with cheese from Italy and Vermont in this special culinary & bread workshop.


Cheese meets bread (and a dash of olive oil) in this exploration of true artisan bread baking, combines with a cheese tasting*. Although Ciabatta & Focaccia may appear as simple breads they can take a lifetime to master.

In this class, we will delve into several methods for making these two tasty breads. You will get your hands in the dough to bake your own bread which can be tasted right out of the wood fired oven with a guided cheese pairing.

In the hands-on part we will focus on all aspects of the bread making process: mixing, fermentation, folding, shaping, proofing and baking. We will be discussing different strategies for achieving professional quality results in a home kitchen. The class will end with a cheese tasting and discussion to link the results with the process.

Join us for a fun and informative class in the beautiful countryside setting of northern Vermont and return home with a new understanding (and appreciation!) of timeless classic breads & cheeses.

*vegan cheese options available!


About the instructors : Randy George founded and co-owns Red Hen Baking Co. located in Middlesex, VT.  In operation since 1999, Red Hen specializes in certified organic, hearth-baked breads. Randy and his staff of 45 bakes and delivers bread around Vermont seven days a week. Red Hen Baking Co. produces over 2000 loaves daily, and roughly half of those are baguettes.

Heike Meyer is the owner and bakeress at Brotbakery in Fairfax, Vermont, a culinary school & microbakery specializing in hand-made, naturally leavened breads, pastries and natural foods. If not baking bread you will find her in the kitchen cooking, tasting and developing new recipes. She trained with some of the best artisan bakers around the world and is about to complete her training as a professional chef with the Food Future Institute of California in 2021.

Italian bread & cheese class
Cancellation Policy

Please be aware of our class and cancellation policy:

- Full Payment is due upon registering for a class. We understand that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given one week or more notice we are happy to offer a full refund.

- If we need to postpone or cancel a class either a full refund will be given, or you can use your payment as a credit towards any future class.

- If you need to cancel last minute - one week or less of the class date -  a full refund minus Eventbrite fees (6% of ticket price) will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise no refund can be issued, but we can offer a class credit; valid for 3 years.

- If you need to cancel 24 hours before class no refund can be issued.


COVID-19 Pandemic Notes:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic participants we will practice social distancing during all our classes. This means that classes can be held fully or partially outside and/or participants may be required to wear face coverings at all times during the event. We will continue to follow the guidelines of the Vermont Department of Health when holding our classes. Participants from out-of-state should be aware of the current quarantine requirements when traveling to Vermont. Classes can be re-scheduled or canceled and will be fully refunded should this be necessary.