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Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Course Overview

You eat meat, you love meat, but it is hard to find (and expensive to buy) meats prepared without unnecessary preservatives or from responsibly sourced animals. In this class you will revisit time honored skills that have fallen out of daily use and learn important lessons about how meats have been preserved in the past so you can enjoy quality home processed meats in the future. Through both hands-on participation and demonstration, you'll cover a wide variety of skills and products including: rendering lard for a healthy natural fat source, dehydration and drying meats, preparing fresh sausages, smoking bone-in meats, sausage, whole muscle meats, fish, and sausage, and cover freezing, brining, and curing a variety of meats as well. Students will take home a basketful of samples and the knowledge to tackle meat preservation in their home kitchens.


Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Mon, Mar 9th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: na
Registration Cost: $225.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jan 25th, 2020
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($75-$110)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • cooler to bring home your meats (about 10lbs)
  • apron
  • short sleeve shirts

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course to try and show others.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jan 25th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.