The River Cottage Cooking Diploma: Next Level
Collection of 12 courses
River Cottage alumni and top artisan charcutier Steve Williams will take your charcuterie skills to the next level.
This is the ideal follow up to the Introductory River Cottage Charcuterie at Home course, for everyone who wants to grow their skills to produce charcuterie at an advanced level. This could include professional chefs and butchers, small holders and meat producers who are looking to craft artisan charcuterie and smoked meats for sale to the public.
Ideally you will already have some knowledge of butchery (especially pork butchery), but there will be an overview of the key cuts throughout the course.
Steve will explain all the key elements of small-scale commercial charcuterie production. On this course, you’ll learn about sourcing the right pigs and achieving carcass balance.
He’ll take you step-by-step through making a variety of cured meats such as coppa, speck, pancetta, guanciale, lomo/lonzo, dried hams or culatello to a professional standard and scale.
Steve will also guide you through the professional equipment you need to get started, including smokers and drying chambers.
He’ll give you guidance on testing your products and environment to meet the standards needed for professional charcuterie creation.
Steve will also teach you how to use hot and cold smoking techniques to create things like: bresaola, pastrami, salt beef and venison ham.
This course has been approved by the Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA), recognising the highest standards of training.
Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 15 hours to complete including:
Your lesson notes will include the full details of the ingredients you'll need, but you will be making charcuterie so you'll need standard kitchen equipment.
Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Steve on your charcuterie assignments.
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River Cottage Next Level Diploma takes your cooking skills onto the next stage with River Cottage's team of chefs led by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.Learn more