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Brotfest: A Celebration of Artisan Bread & Vermont Foods

Sunday, August 18th 2019

Brotfest at the Bakery: A Celebration of Sourdough Breads, Wild Fermentation & Vermont Foods

Join Heike Meyer at Brot Bakery in Fairfax, Vermont for a celebration of all things bread! Brotfest means bread celebration in German and that’s you will be doing in this combined workshop and farm-to-table tasting event. During a hands-on workshop we will explore the art of breadmaking using only wild yeasts and century old handmixing and shaping techniques.

Although we will bake with retained heat in a wood-fired oven at the end of class, baking in a home oven will also be covered and best home techniques will be tested. Starting with bread baking fundamentals we explore diverse bread baking tradtions from around the world, including long-fermented naturally leavened breads and sprouted grain breads. The significance and community-building power of bread and food will frame the second part of the workshop, when we sit down in the bakery gardens to taste a variety of locally and sustainably produced foods – all linked to the art of fermentation: cheese, beer, sauerkraut and more.

Their beautiful farmhouse bakery will serve as the center for a summer day in the (bread-)country, where we are deeply rooted in a regional food system that allows us the opportunity to bake fresh breads and taste variety of locally made foods. Join us for a day in the bakehouse with all things sourdough, fermentation and fire.

Registration opens in late June  –  email heike@brotbakery.com for infromation or visit their website here.


When:   Sunday, August 18 from 11 AM to 3:30 PM
What:    A hands-on workshop and class around natural bread making & baking in a wood-fired oven with a farm-to-table style tasting of some of the best artisan foods of the region.
Costs:   $140 per person including 2.5 hour sourdough baking & wood fired oven workshop, plus all foods and beverages
Where:   Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, 38 Meade Rd., Fairfax Vermont


Limited to 14 participants in the workshop to sign up click here.