Our original workshops that we’ve been teaching since 2012, a Fermenters Club® Hands-on workshop is an immersive experience. Each class focuses on a specific fermented food tradition. We teach you about food fermentation, and you get to sample various flavors of fermented foods. Then we’ll show you how to make it, and then we all make a batch together. You walk away with new knowledge and appreciation, as well as a jar or bottle to ferment at home! Most classes are offered in the San Diego, California area, but occasionally we hit the road!

Upcoming Hands-on Workshops


“I just wanted to thank you very much for the excellent workshop on kimchi last weekend. My kimchi is smelling wonderful and I can’t wait to eat and share it.  Your workshop was much more professional than I imagined it would be and I really look forward to more.” –Joan, California

The dynamic workshop format hits all your senses in order to ensure that you fully integrate what you learn. You’ll see, hear, smell, taste, and of course, DO it together!

“What a wonderful time we had! Everyone has been chatting about making their kombucha at home over the weekend, what they named their SCOBY, and more! You certainly got us buzzed on fermentation!” –Natalie G., California

Workshops are taught by experts who have been fermenting food for years. A typical workshop focuses on a particular style or ingredient. Pickles, fermented veggies, kimchi, miso, and kombucha are just some examples.

“My first ever attempt at Kombucha just got put into the crock. Thank you to new friends I met at Fermenters Club who offered guidance and support.” –Wendy B., California

In a DIY Hands-on workshop, you not only take away all you learned, but you also get to take a jar of what you made together in class home to ferment. You even earn an embroidered patch with each class you master!

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