Level: All levels - This class is as much about techniques and skills as it is about exploring flavors of the French countryside and tasting authentic breads & cheeses
Costs: $140 per person incl. tasting
Where: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, Fairfax, Vermont
Travel from Paris to the Bretagne with us, exploring origins and techniques of French bread making. Accompanied by typical cheese of the French countryside - all made by small, artisan producers - we will hand-shape and bake almost forgotten bread recipes from France and create a simple meal with bread, cheese and some ingredients from the Brotbakery garden, just like you would find it in the countryside of Brittany: Rustic, artful, subtle and full of flavor.
We explore the basics of bread making - pre-ferments, starter cultures, shaping and baking - and talk about the different grains and techniques used in classic French breads. Then we hand-shape and bake our own loaves with an authentic recipe from the Bretagne which you will take home. All breads will be paired with a typical French cheese from that same region and you learn all about the terroir, production and taste of these two inseperable foods.
While also exploring the origins and history of the most iconic bread of France - the Baguette - we focus on going back in time, shaping our own rustic loaves from scratch and baking it in the wood fired oven for tasting.
After shaping and baking bread we will prepare the table for the tasting meal and enjoy a true feast of bread and cheese - it's just like spending a day in France.
Sign up for this class available in late spring - pre-register by email and receive 5% off when registration opens
Menu/ cheese pairing: TBA
Please be aware of our 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 two weeks 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 will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise no refund can be offered.