School celebrates Sourdough September

25 August 2020

School celebrates Sourdough September

During the last few months, we have seen food trends come and go and with lockdown came a new love of baking.

First came banana bread, followed by sourdough, pizza dough and then bread art. That love affair with baking doesn’t look like it’s disappearing anytime soon – particularly as we approach Sourdough September.

The month-long national festival was launched by the Real Bread Campaign to encourage more people to buy from independent bakeries or make their own.

To coincide with this year’s Sourdough September, The School of Artisan Food will be reopening its doors again with a brand new programme of courses from 4 September. During the month it will be hosting a special Sourdough Demonstration evening on 15 September.

Expert baker, David Carter, will be sharing his tips and secrets. There will be the chance to taste some freshly baked sourdough bread and take away a portion of sourdough starter to practice bread baking at home. Refreshments are also included. Tickets cost £20 and can be booked here >> The School of Artisan Food website.

For those looking to extend their knowledge and gain practical sourdough skills, there will be a two-day Introduction to Sourdough course at The School of Artisan Food, led by the internationally renowned baker and author, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.

Taking place over the weekend of 19-20 September, this hands-on course offers the chance to learn all about sourdough baking from fermentation and mixing to proving and baking from one of the very best in this field. To find out more and to book your place read on

  • During Sourdough September don’t forget to stop by at Welbeck Farm Shop to pick up a loaf made by the bakers at Welbeck Bakehouse. The Bakehouse is known for its artisan breads and uses only the finest ingredients for its sourdough, which is delivered to the farm shop each morning.