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    Making your own Bacon, Salami & Chorizo Workshop

    M aking your own Bacon, Salami & Chorizo

    Day Programme

    On Saturday 30th of July arrive between 8.30 and 9am at 120 J Tolhopf Road, Puhoi.

    We start with coffee and breakfast. This includes home-made bacon and free-range eggs.

    You will get a hand-out which describes everything we cover on the day for future reference. You will also be invited to join our Artisan Salami & Bacon Facebook page for ongoing support and sharing ideas.

    Salami, Chorizo and Droge Worst:

    • Overview of the process: tell and show
    • Hands on: making the different meat mixes using the recipes provided
    • Putting mixes through the sausage maker
    • Cold smoking
    • Air drying
    • How to create a similar set-up

    Lunch, including cold-smoked cheese and air-dried artisan salami & chorizo

    Bacon and dry-cured meats:

    • Overview of the process; step by step
    • Dry curing process
    • Soaking and the preparation prior to the cold smoking
    • Cold smoke; the smoker will be operating on the day
    • Cool down and slice
    • Curing and cold-smoking other meats
    • Where to buy and how to make a cold-smoking set-up

    Visit the Puhoi historic pub to enjoy a drink on us before we go our separate ways.

    I can be contacted on or on 09 972 33

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