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Tastings & Workshops

We know that you foodies want to really get a grip on fermented goods so we've put together some stunning workshops and tastings where you can get your hands dirty or taste your way through some of the best of NZ!


Tasting & Workshop Event Planner


Baking Breads for the Kids                          $20

Get to put fillings into your own bread from salami chunks and feta to smarties and chocolate. Each child will get to learn to mix and knead their own dough, put in fillings and walk away with their individualised baked bread rolls. We've got Isabel and the bakers from Bread & Butter Bakery to host these awesome classes for your kids!

Saturday: 10.30 (SOLD OUT), 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 (SOLD OUT).

Sunday: 10.30 (SOLD OUT), 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 (SOLD OUT).

Each class will last 40 minutes



Understanding Cheese                                 $30

Taste your way to cheese expertise in this interactive class. You’ll be given a variety of hard and soft cheeses produced from across New Zealand so that you can finally learn about cheese and of course master your cheese board skills!

Two workshops each day: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Mastering Sourdough                                   $30

Isabel, of Bread & Butter Bakery, one of Auckland's top experts on sourdough will walk you through how Sourdough is produced. In this class you will learn about the history, how to start (and keep) your starter, how to shape your dough and so much more. Did we mention that you'll also walk away with some freshly baked  goodness?

Two workshops each day: 12pm & 3pm





Kombucha, Teas & Tonics                            $30

Deli and supermarket shelves are now booming with their kombucha ranges but now it is time to really delve deep into the world of fermented beverages and learn about their probiotic goodness. We've got a collection of delicious kombucha, tonics, kefirs and teas for you to taste your way through!

Two workshops each day: 10.30am & 1.30pm 

Salamis to Proscuitto                                    $30

You read that right! Cured meats are one of the most important fermented foods found on the shelves of your favourite deli. In this tasting, Hannah Miller (A Lady Butcher) will teach you about how meats are fermented in their preserving stages and, of course, taste your way through a variety of cured meats.

Two workshops each day: 12pm & 3pm




Pickles, Kraut and Kimchi                             $30

Let Tanah Dowdle of Gourmet Joy whisk you away with the diversity of pickled vegetables and their incredible history dating way back to the day of the Mongols. She'll be using her 45+ years as a chef to show you how to naturally add a bit of zing to your dishes & you'll get to try a couple of exclusive goodies!

Two workshops each day: 10.30am & 12pm 

Strictly Adults Wine/Sake/Cider                 $30

Here is a tasting purely for adults where Meg Abbott-Walker DipWSET will be personally taking you through some of New Zealand's best alcoholic fermented beverages from Cider to Sake to Mead to Craft Beers to Wine. So much to taste our way through, so little time! 

Two workshops each day: 1.30pm & 3pm (SOLD OUT)





Chocolate & Fermentation                           $30

Join Luke from The Chocolate Bar for a guided tasting of some of the world’s finest chocolate. For these sessions, Luke has sourced some delicious and unusual chocolate bars from the best craft chocolate makers on the planet. Each chocolate tasted will contain a different fermented food or drink, whether it be wine, bread, coffee, tea or a number of other delicious inclusions. And of course chocolate itself is a fermented food, which you can learn more about at this event, along with the rest of the bean-to-bar process. This promises to be a fun, interesting and scrumptious experience!

Saturday: 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm (SOLD OUT)

Chocolate & Beer Pairing                             $30

Join Luke from The Chocolate Bar and the guys from Beer Jerk for a guided chocolate and craft beer tasting. This will feature some of the world's finest chocolate and craft beers, allowing you to indulge in some fantastic combinations as well as developing your understanding of food and beverage matches. Don't miss out on this opportunity to taste some rare and delicious bars and brews!

Sunday: 10.30am (SOLD OUT), 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm