The Fermentarium, pickling and fermentation teacher

The Fermentarium

The Fermentarium

location_on London

local_activity classes: KombuchaItalian CookingPickling and FermentationCooking

4.9 (15)
Instagram followers3k

The Fermentarium is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting the small-scale production of “real” fermented food and drink. The adventure began in 2014, beginning with sourdough bread and pizza making.

Owners, Simon and David, wanted to share their knowledge and experience with others and started running lactic fermentation classes. Eventually, they were joined by Anna in 2016 and added further classes to their repertoire including kombucha, soft fermented drinks, cultured condiments and dairy ferments.

They run interactive and exciting classes that share the love for fermented foods with others. Whether you're a newbie or well experienced, anyone can join. Corporate events and private courses can also be catered for.




Martina Krausová Jun 2024

I came to learn about Kimchi making and have had a chance to learn processes of lactic acid fermentation.

The session was in a small group, which allowed for questions to be answered. There has been jars to be used if those brought were not the right size.

I have enjoyed the session as it gave a base for starting your own ferments.

I have left with 3 jars of ferments made on the day and many ideas around possible combinations to experiment with.

George Apr 2024

Anna was really helpful, passionate and knowledgeable! Really looking forward to taking care of my scoby

Caroline Washbourne Apr 2024

Really enjoyed the session and the time flew. Looking forward to putting everything we learned into practice.

Hilary Risley Jan 2024

James was a great instructor. Very calm, passionate and informative. We shaped a rye loaf and then made whole wheat sourdough dough to take home with us, along with the warm rye loaf, to bake. He also gives you a scraper and a starter to take home. There's an informative print out you can keep - although ours wasn't updated with the amounts we used that day, but he said he would send that through. He bought fresh sourdough for the room to snack on with some olive oil and kimchi. Yum! Highly recommend.

Sarah Sara Dec 2023

The teacher was lovely. She was engaging and explained everything well. We had a lovely small group, lots of laughter and lovely way to spend the Sunday evening. THANK YOU very much Anna

Chris Paterson Dec 2023

Class was good, especially the tasting of the different kombuchas. Starter kit means I am already making my own kombucha.
Thank you Anna

Jack Medley Sep 2023

Great fun, really informative and we got lots of nice fermented food to take home!

Claire Harper-Michael Sep 2023

Fascinating and informative. I really enjoyed this course and left feeling inspired to try fermenting foods at home.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Claire! Really appreciate your feedback and happy that you enjoyed the class.
Happy fermenting!

Fateeha Beg Apr 2023

Anna was a fantastic teacher, very informative and also helped gains lots of clarity on the subject. The class was fun and flowed well. Was happy to bring my jar of kombucha home and it is the gift that keeps giving!
Anna has also been a generous teacher with her time after the class to help with any bumps on the way ! Thank you

Mike Thacker Apr 2023

Excellent kombucha course with a very knowledgeable teacher in a friendly atmosphere. We were all given a large jar with a primary fermentation (inc scoby) and a small jar with secondary fermentation using our choice of flavours. Online follow-up support is offered.

Christabel Apr 2023

What a wonderfully wholesome way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We learned so much from our knowledgeable and interesting teacher, and our ferments smell great - we can't wait to crack into them once they've pickled to perfection.

Miriam O'Hanlon Apr 2023

Great class. We had so much fun. The teaching was at just the right level and made for a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere. All three recipes are fantastic

Pickling and Fermentation class review by Miriam O'Hanlon - London

Min Lee Apr 2023

She was knowledgeable and encouraged us very well engaged to the workshop. Her butter was so delicious! Thank you for today.

Pickling and Fermentation class review by Min Lee - London

Ariadna Pui Feb 2023

It was an amazing class (got it as a gift) that I am so happy I got to experience. As a fun of eating fermented stuff but with not too much hand-on experience, this was an excellent introductory course.

Lovely and helpful teacher, well prepared and presented class with all materials handy, it was just the perfect way to spend part of my Sunday!

Giselle Easterling Jan 2022

Great session learnt alot and made kimchi sauerkraut and preserved lemons I would highly recommend it if you’re interested in fermentation

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