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Caleb Mattison

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Caleb Mattison

From Wisconsin and living in Minnesota, Caleb would rather have a wood stove than a furnace, and rather bake his own bread than buy it.  Those facts have led him to making lots of wood-fired bread and wood-fired brick ovens. Always pursuing old-fashioned foods and lifestyles, he also loves sharpening his tools and fermenting whatever he can find.

Current Courses Offered by Caleb Mattison

1.25 days
Wood-fired bread

Old World Breads

Trace the history of your morning toast back to Ancient Egypt and learn to bake bread as it was before commercial yeast and steam-injection convection ovens. Learn the basics of baking artisan breads with a strong emphasis on traditional methods, including ingredient selection, techniques for leavening and methods of baking.…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
4.5 days
Teaser image for Ovencrafting: Building and Baking In The Wood-Fired Brick Oven

Ovencrafting: Building and Baking In The Wood-Fired Brick Oven

Hearth loaves, live-fire cooking, flatbreads, and overnight baked bean pots – just a few of the many potential uses of the wood-fired masonry oven made popular by Alan Scott.  This workshop will explore the history and construction of masonry ovens and the mixing and baking of wood-fired bread. Over the…
Wed, Jun 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2019
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
1 day
Wood-fired pizza

The Elements of Pizza

Most of us have opinions about the Italian flatbread known ‘round the world.  There are so many pizza styles, recipes and methods, but what really makes a good homemade pizza?  This class will explore the four basic elements that define a pizza: the dough, the sauce, the cheese, and the…
Fri, May 3rd, 2019

Past Courses Offered by Caleb Mattison

Sparks & Flames: Fire-Starting