In this four-hour intermediate class, master jam maker Rachel Saunders of Blue Chair Fruit Co. will help you explore conserves, which are jams with candied fruits, spices, and liquor, using a single-fruit jam as a starting point. We will examine how to transform a base recipe with outside flavorings and how to combine a base fruit with a secondary fruit, all the while carefully maintaining a balance of flavor and texture. This class starts with an hour-long jam tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process, with a brief break for lunch. We will cook two rounds of jam, the second building on what we learned in the first. You and your classmates will help Rachel choose from a pantry of spices, fruits, and liqueurs to construct a special batch of conserves, and you'll receive four jars of jam and conserves to take home.
NOTE: This class is held at our classroom annex, not our retail location. The annex is located at 67 Smith Place in Cambridge, and we highly recommend reviewing the directions available here.
Please be aware of our cancellation policy.
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Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over 30 years - a gourmand's paradise doubling as a neighborhood grocer. Each year finds us traveling to the far reaches of the planet in search of the world's finest artisan products. We believe in the one-herd farmer in Corsica, the tiny storefront baker in Tuscany and the fifth-generation olive grower in Andalusia, each striving to preserve their traditional methods in a world of mass-produced, industrial food. Whether visiting us in person or online, we invite you to browse our products and enjoy finding both new and old favorites.