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Back to School: Food & Drink Classes in London

It’s day four of our Back to School series and we're feeding your stomachs with these top food and drink related classes and experiences to enjoy in the capital.

It’s day four of our Back to School series where we’re passing on your new timetable for all the fantastic new skills and experiences to expand your cranium, but without the threat of detention if we catch you smoking behind the bike sheds. Today we’re feeding your minds by feeding your stomachs with these top food and drink related classes and experiences to enjoy in the capital. Forget the food tech class tedium of learning how to boil an egg; we’re adding a little flavour with everything from cocktail creations to perfect pizza bases.

Feel all Cheesy at Wildes Cheese
In the words of Monty Python, Blessed are the Cheesemakers. If, like us here at Culture Calling, an enormous cheese board is the dream, why not have a go at making your very own selection? Venture up to Wildes Cheese in Tottenham where these artisan cheese makers are all about the highest quality and are happy to share their passion for all things cheesy. Their one-day hands-on course sees you making four different cheese to impress your house guests/inhale at home yourself, as well as learning the basics of how to make your own at home (no fancy equipment necessary) and of course, some all-important cheese tasting.

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Wildes Cheese is located at The Micro Dairy, Units 9 and 10 Frontier Works, 33 Queen Street London. N17 8JA
Get a Pizza the action at E5 Bakehouse
If the smell of freshly baked bread or the first bite into a slice of pizza is your idea of heaven then head on over to London Fields where E5 Bakehouse doesn’t just serve up daily organic baked delights from sweet to savoury, but you can have a go at making them yourself! From classes ranging from perfecting your sourdough bread technique to sourdough pizza lessons, themed meal classes to creating a whole menu of mouth-watering morsels, you’ll be learning the artisan methods to create your own at home and say goodbye to those Dominos deliveries.

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E5 Bakehouse is located at Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
Brew your own beer at Brew Club
Luckily the first rule of Brew Club isn’t that you can’t talk about Brew Club, otherwise this feature would be pretty problematic. The team at Brew Club make creating your own craft beer easy and available to all with their All Grain beginner’s classes. Choose from brewing 20 litres of IPA, bitter or stout, which you’ll then leave to ferment for two weeks before coming back for a bottling workshop, and then leave it again for a final four weeks to let it do its thing. Not only can you enjoy your efforts at home, but if you get the brewing bug then Brew Club have their own brewing stations available to rent to carry on your craft beer creations.

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Brew Club is located at Hackney Walk, Arches 7-8 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU
Become Star Baker at Bake with Maria
Calling all budding Bake Off contestants, say sayonara to soggy bottoms and a big hello to Bake with Maria. Whether you’re a novice or could give Mary Berry a run for her money, there’s a class to suit all tastes – literally.  Classes range from an intro to the basics of cake making, afternoon tea indulges or breakfast treats, all the way up to patisserie and petits fours. Maria’s mantra is “Bake yourself happy” and with your newfound skill for sweet treats we can imagine you’ll be making all your friends and family happy too. Could we put an order in for some chocolate éclairs now please?

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Bake with Maria is located in West Hampstead, NW6, London
Combine art and science with a cocktail making class at TT Liquor
Nailing at least one cocktail recipe in your repertoire is always a sure fire way to impress others or just make the end of a hard day that little bit sweeter. In the heart of Shoreditch you can delve into the world of TT Liquor, a place where arts meets science in the form of their array of cocktail making classes. Using only the finest of ingredients at their custom-built cocktail workstations, you can master four cocktails (including tasting, purely for quality assurance of course) then finish the session with a competition to pit your concoction against the rest of the group. Choose from classes that cover a range of tipples, or if you’re a keen Gin aficionado or enjoy Rum more than Captain Jack Sparrow then there are classes dedicated to each spirit. If you really want to mix cocktails and chemistry then their molecular class explores the science involved in making a truly great cocktail, N2O canisters and all!

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TT Liquor is located at 17B Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London

Be ready to roll at a sushi making class at Atsukos Kitchen
If the idea of hosting your own sushi night fills you with soy, sorry joy, then why not try of the Japanese cooking classes at Atsuko’s Kitchen? With all classes being hands-on to learn the practical skills involved in creating classic Japanese cuisine, you can partake in their one-day sushi making class, give delicious gyoza a go, or sign up to their informal evening class course where over 5 weeks you’ll get a real taste for the fundamentals of a feast, covering everything from Miso soup to Teriyaki, traditional stews as well as covering sushi and gyoza, giving you confidence as well as a LOT of delicious morsels to try. Trust us, udon want to miss out on this!

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Atsukos Kitchen is located at 35 Charlotte Rd, London EC2A 3PB