Cider Making


One day Cider Making Course with Michael White

Dates: 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th October 2024

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm


Booked courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

Full details below

Cider Making: About the Day

The cider-making day will start at Brogdale Farm with a history of cider-making in Kent.  We will also cover the health and safety aspects of making cider. This is a great time for a bit of Q&A and to get your queries answered in the cider-making discussion.

You will then spend the rest of the morning getting ‘hands-on’ with cider making. Heading out into the Brogdale orchards to gather apples. Learning about the best fruit to use and why along the way. Get hands-on by hand scratting and pressing your apples into juice ready to make into cider. Learn valuable skills from the expert teacher on what to do next. Discover all you need to know about fermenting your freshly pressed apple juice at home and creating the perfect cider.

Finish off the day with ready-to-make-your-own cider at home. You will leave the day with up to 15 litres of your freshly pressed apple juice ready to ferment at home. With full instructions and guidance on the fermenting process. This course promises to be a fun day out as well as a great learning experience, starting you on your path to successful cider-making at home.

If you want to bring your apples from your apple tree or orchard at home they can be added to the apples collected from Brogdale. Then blended it into the cider mix to take home with you.

You will need Sensible clothing and a pen/pad for note-taking.

Brogdale Collections Michael White

About the Instructor

Michael White was born and raised in the country and loved it so much that he stayed to build a self-sufficient life for himself and his family.  The skills and techniques he teaches are those he uses daily to sustain his way of life. Michael’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects ensure an inspirational and informative day. For over ten years, Michael has run courses and workshops introducing hundreds of adults and children to a host of country activities.  He has always had a particular passion for foraging and wild food and is a well-known writer and lecturer on the subject. Just to prove that it is possible to live off the land, in 2009 Michael walked more than 300 miles from St. David’s, Wales to his home in Kent living exclusively on wild foraged foods.

What people say…

‘Michael was exceptional – friendly, engaging, informative, and extremely knowledgeable. He had a great connection with the group, answered any questions clearly, and a passion for his subject that was easily conveyed to those who had some knowledge and none (most of us). Highly recommended thoroughly enjoyed, thank you.’

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Additional information


10th October 2024, 11th October 2024, 24th October 2024, 25th October 2024

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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