Dairy Flat Sourdough Baking & Beekeeping Classes

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sunday 23 June | 11am - 1.30pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note:

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Kimchi, Kraut, Kombucha & Kefir Class & Lunch | Sun 7 July

11am – 2.30pm
In the Lodge Kitchen at Dairy Flat Farm, Daylesford

Fermentation may be part of ancient history. It is certainly one of the oldest forms of preservation. But fermented foods are experiencing a renaissance: kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and other fermentables appeal not only for their undoubted health benefits but also because they can be fun projects for cooks at all levels.

In a world saturated with processed foods we have been persuaded that all bacteria is bad for us. But in fact, pasteurisation and preservative laden ingredients are robbing us of certain naturally occurring beneficial organisms that are continuing to be shown to be essential for good health.

Having real fermented foods as key elements of our diets is becoming ever more crucial and important. The elevated state of flavor and nutritive value is a bonus. The fact that we can make many of these foods ourselves is a real silver lining.

The popularity of fermentation has sparked conversation amongst neighbours, friends and general community, sharing tips, SCOBY and MOTHERS.

We welcome you to the conversation in an intimate hands on class, in our Farm Lodge kitchen and dining space. We will work through our favourite recipes for our kimchi, kraut, kombucha and kefir, then sit down to a farm house style light lunch of filled freshly baked baguettes, soup and glass of wine.

Tickets |  $395 pp

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sun 21 July | 11am - 1.30pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Dairy Flat Kimchi, Kraut, Kombucha & Kefir Class & Lunch | Sun 4 Aug

11am – 2.30pm
In the Lodge Kitchen at Dairy Flat Farm, Daylesford

Fermentation may be part of ancient history. It is certainly one of the oldest forms of preservation. But fermented foods are experiencing a renaissance: kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and other fermentables appeal not only for their undoubted health benefits but also because they can be fun projects for cooks at all levels.

In a world saturated with processed foods we have been persuaded that all bacteria is bad for us. But in fact, pasteurisation and preservative laden ingredients are robbing us of certain naturally occurring beneficial organisms that are continuing to be shown to be essential for good health.

Having real fermented foods as key elements of our diets is becoming ever more crucial and important. The elevated state of flavor and nutritive value is a bonus. The fact that we can make many of these foods ourselves is a real silver lining.

The popularity of fermentation has sparked conversation amongst neighbours, friends and general community, sharing tips, SCOBY and MOTHERS.

We welcome you to the conversation in an intimate hands on class, in our Farm Lodge kitchen and dining space. We will work through our favourite recipes for our kimchi, kraut, kombucha and kefir, then sit down to a farm house style light lunch of filled freshly baked baguettes, soup and glass of wine.

Tickets |  $395 pp

Includes

Hands-on tuition, class notes, recipes, an apron, jar & SCOBY to take away and a tour of our beautiful Dairy Flat Farm.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sun 11 August | 10:30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 5 October | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sun 6 October | 10:30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 9 November | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sun 10 November | 10:30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 8 February 2025 | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sunday 9 February | 10:30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 15 March 2025 | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sunday 16 March | 10:30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 5 April 2025 | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sunday 6 April 2025 | 10.30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.

Introduction to Beekeeping | Saturday 3 May 2025 | 10am - 1pm

An immersive beekeeping experience for individuals keen to learn about the Art of Beekeeping and every aspect of hive care and management.

This class will take you from hive set up and placement, through to hive caretaking as well as helping you navigate rules and regulations, pest and disease management, understanding the inner workings of the hive and behaviours of the honeybee and so much more. Delve into the more complex aspects of beekeeping.

Learn through hands-on experience and boundless knowledge of your host Dan the Bee Man, who has decades of experience in the world of beekeeping and hive caretaking.

Please join us if you are intrigued and want to learn more amazing facts and add to your knowledge and understanding of the humble, yet incredible honeybee.

Your class also includes a tour of the working regenerative farm and semi-underground bake house, where pastries and refreshments will be served.

Please Note

  • All ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information about the event 1 week prior to the date.
  • Working with open hives is weather-dependent.

Introduction to Sourdough Baking Class | Sunday 4 May 2025 | 10.30am - 1pm

At Dairy Flat Farm we focus on slow fermented sourdough baguettes and loaves. We utilise only small-scale millers and growers of non GMO grains and often incorporate herbs, flowers and vegetables from our regenerative farm in associated viennoiserie.

This workshop includes hands on tuition in and introduction to slow fermentation, sourdough baking, shaping and moulding.

Also included is a private tour of the Dairy Flat Farm vineyard, orchard, olive grove & productive herb & vegetable gardens which supply the Lake House kitchens.

Participants will also receive recipe cards, a sourdough starter, banneton basket, Dairy Flat apron & tote to take home with them.

Please Note

  • Please note that all ticket(s) purchased in an individual transaction will be recorded under the purchaser’s name.
  • All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable to other classes.
  • Participants will receive a separate email confirmation with more information after purchase.
  • Given the nature of the workshop & environment we are unable to accommodate allergies or intolerances in recipes.