Despite the apple crop being down from last year, Harts Barn Cookery School will still be going Apple Crazy this October with a day dedicated to the local apple and of course, cider!
Hoping to create an ‘apple festival’ atmosphere, those interested in attending the day can even bring along their own apples for pressing if they are lucky enough to have a surplus in the garden.
The one day event “An Introduction to Artisan Cider Making” is suitable for beginners or those more experienced orchards owners wanting to use their own apples. It will be hosted by local cider producer, James McCrindle of McCrindles Cider. It is a rare opportunity to learn the art of making your own cider from a real expert.
The fun day will be very hands-on starting with picking apples from the Harts Barn Heritage orchard on site and learning about the history and heritage of cider and apple juice making. During the day, all the details of how to mix and blend different varities of apples, the art of milling and pressing as well as what equipment to use, will be covered. There will also be plenty of and hints and tips on fermentation, pasteurising, bottling and storage. Everyone will go away confident cider makers with 20 litres of apple juice under their arm to ferment or pasteurise!
Book your place at www.hartsbarncookeryschool.co.