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Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Although Jay is a native of southern Minnesota, he has made Grand Marais his home over the past several years. As a former North House Intern and wilderness guide, Jay brings a mixed bag of skills and stories to the classroom. Apart from making mouthwatering meats, Jay is currently writing a North Shore Adventure Guide with Adventure Publications and runs the Art House Bed and Breakfast with his wife (and fellow instructor) Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux.

Current Courses Offered by Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

2 Days
Teaser image for All Ground Up: Sausage Making

All Ground Up: Sausage Making

Make your own sausage flavored the way you like it using your favorite meats. As a class, we will make and take home 4 to 5 kinds of sausage of your choosing from a list of about 10 varieties. These will be fresh, non-smoked, non-cured sausages like bratwurst, breakfast sausage,…
Sat, Feb 8th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 9th, 2020
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
3 Days
Teaser image for Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

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

Past Courses Offered by Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Charcuterie Beyond the Basics: Traditional & Modern Methods of Meat Preservation

Sausages for the Summer Grill

Smoking Sausage

Up in Smoke: Meats, Sausages, and More