Julia Hallman, Formaggio Kitchen’s jam buyer and avid home canning enthusiast, is leading a session on jam basics, just in time to prepare you for summer’s fruit and vegetable bounty. During this two-hour demonstration on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm, Julia will take you through the jam-making process from start to finish. We’ll cook four different preserves, one traditional, single-fruit jam plus three more unusual preserves. Our focus will be on the preparation of the raw fruit, the cooking process, and how to jar your jam. She will examine key topics such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice and how to add it, the stages of cooking, and how to test the jam accurately for “doneness.” During the class, participants will be able to enjoy several examples of jam (with accompaniments!) to educate their palate. Lastly, to get you started on your own jamming endeavors, you will receive your own “Jam Kit” with all of the ingredients necessary (including Weck Jars!) to make your first small-batch jam! 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 at www.formaggiokitchen.com. Please be aware of our cancellation policy. If you are unable to attend a class, please let us know at least 48 hours before the class is scheduled to take place and we will give you a full refund or a credit for a future class. No refunds are offered for cancellations within 48 hours before an event. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Image from www.smallmeasure.com.
General Admission, $65.00 per person. Register online at http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/classes/