SKILLS FOR THE ASPIRING CHARCUTIER
Want to be a Home Charcutier?
Back in 2011 we started running a series of Courses at Kate Humble’s Farm in Penallt Monmouthshire. One course on curing turned into a series of courses now well attended by a diverse range of charcuterie enthusiast.
The series in now called ‘The Home Charcutier’
The courses are listed below. If you click on any of the links you will be taken directly to the Humble by Nature website and will find the course booking information and dates
This series of courses offers a ‘charcuterie experience’ of tasting, preparation, making and cooking. Each course will demonstrate the importance and enjoyment of meat preservation, its relevance and vital use in the face of increasing food prices the real possibility of meat becoming a luxury item rather than an everyday commodity. Through making and using charcuterie participants will work with good meat, discover where to find it and how to make the most of it.
All courses in the programme are introductory and recommendations and advice will be given on how people can further develop these skills. In essence, it’s about preserving meat and then using it to best effect in the kitchen. With a little kitchen equipment and some patience, participants will be able to develop into Home Charcutiers. If you want to go further we can tell you how.
People can buy into individual day/s or the series as a whole. Overall, the series will cover cooked, salted, cured and smoked charcuterie.
- To inspire people to preserve meat at home using simple methods and techniques from across Europe and the UK
- Use very thrifty cuts of meat to make delicious charcuterie and turn them into stunning, easy-to- replicate recipes
- Understand why certain charcuterie methods are appropriate seasonally and regionally and when they are most usefully adapted and applied
- Appreciate the core ethos of Humble by Nature, the farm’s connection to charcuterie and a more sustainable food system