Learn to Ferment!

Learn how to make great tasting ferments, have fun and learn about the wonderful world of microbes.

Forthcoming Workshops

Sunday 8th March Kimchi and Kraut Masterclass at Edinburgh Fermentarium. 11-1pm. Book here Ruth will be running this workshop to teach you how to make kraut and kimchi, and learn more about these naturally fermented vegetables which contain probiotics to aid your digestion and boost your immune system.

Sunday Fermentation Fun Days!

We’re expanding our workshop programme in 2020, with a range of special guest events. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for further updates!

Fermented Foods and Digestive Health Workshop

Sunday 5th April Fermented Foods and Digestive Health Workshop with Tim Robinson & Ruth Munro at Edinburgh Fermentarium. 1pm-5pm. Book here


Discover how your digestive system works, why common problems such as food intolerances, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome occur, and how they can be fixed. Learn what fermented foods, prebiotics and probiotics are and why they’re so good for you, and find out about the bacteria that live in your gut that are so vital for your wellbeing. Discover which other seemingly unrelated health problems can be traced back to the gut, and how you can prevent them. 


Try a variety of different delicious, health-promoting fermented foods, drinks and medicinal herbs. 


Create a simple but tasty fermented, probiotic food to take home and kick-start your  future fermentation experiments. 

About Tim

Tim Robinson trained for 6 years with the International Register of Consultant Herbalists, one of the oldest clinical herbalism schools in the UK, where he gained a Diploma in Botanical Therapy.

Today, Tim’s practice is also informed by aspects of trauma therapy, person-centred counselling, transactional analysis, yoga, traditional diets from cultures across the globe, gut microbiome research, mindfulness, somatic meditation, and cutting-edge neuroscience. Plus many other areas too! Read more about his his personal story into herbalism on his website

Places are strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are £65 for the afternoon workshop plus booking fee. Book here.

Tempeh with Noni

Sunday 7th June Intro to Tempeh with Noni from Tempehtation UK. at Edinburgh Fermentarium.

As part of our new Sunday Fermentation Fundays we’re delighted to welcome Noni from Temphtation for a special introduction to tempeh! You will get to sample a variety of tempeh and will take home a small block of ready to cook tempeh, 20g of tempeh starter (worth £11), as well as taking home any tempeh you will make during the class. Noni will also share her secrets about how to make delicious soy tempeh in the summer with no electrical incubator.

Noni will also serve us her popular tempeh bao buns with hoisin sauce, tempeh satay and Edinburgh Fermentarium Cracking Kimchi as a snack.

What is Tempeh?
Tempeh or tempe is a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. Tempeh is a popular vegetarian meat replacement. However, vegetarian or not, it can be a nutritious addition to your diet. High in protein, prebiotics and a wide array of vitamins and minerals, tempeh is a versatile ingredient that comes with a variety of health benefits!

This class size is small, so please book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets are £30 plus booking fee. Book here.

from Temptation UK

Essential Oil Distillation Workshop with Sally Gouldstone 

Sunday 28th June 2pm – 4pm at Edinburgh Fermentarium.

More and more of us enjoy using essential oils in our day to day lives, however very few of us understand what they really are and how they are made. The process of essential oil distillation is a traditonal skill that has been largely lost. Join artisan distiller Seilich  for an afternoon to:

  • learn why plants make essential oils and how they produce them
  • experience a live essential oil distillation on a traditional copper still
  • use the distilled product we make to create your own cosmetic product to take away

Seilich botanicals is a natural skincare company with a difference, growing their own wildflowers, distilling their own essential oils and making truly sustainable natural cosmetic products, to find out more see www.seilich.co.uk.   

Tickets are £50 plus booking fee. Book here.

Sally from Seilich
One of our recent workshops