Food Fermentation 101 [Self-Paced] by Fermenters Club

Food Fermentation 101 [Self-Paced]

Learn the basics of food fermentation, and all the reasons why you should be fermenting at home!

Earn Your First Patch

Upon completion and a passing score on your Fermentation competency test, we will mail you your very own Fermenters Club embroidered patch! Sew it on a hat, your old Scouting sash, or stick it to your laptop!

Then, it's time to start earning more patches!
Each course at Fermenters Club Academy gives you a chance to earn a IRL (in-real-life) embroidered patch, which we will mail to you upon successful completion of the final exam.

We're always adding more classes, too!

What's included?

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What is Food Fermentation?
5 mins
How Does Fermentation Work?
9 mins
What does Fermentation do for Food (and for us)? Part 1
11 mins
What does Fermentation do for Food (and for us)? Part 2
7 mins
Fermentation Vs. Pickling- What's the Difference?
4 mins
Top 10 Tips for New Fermenters
7 mins
Fermentation 101 Final Exam
Tips for New Fermenters [Download]
206 KB

Meet your Teacher, Austin Durant

Founder and Chief Fermentation Officer, Fermenters Club

Austin Durant has been playing with his food his whole life, and fermenting it for over ten years.

He has taught over 100 classes (online courses and hands-on workshops) on fermented food traditions such as sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kombucha, miso, as well as seasonal specialties. He writes and shares recipes, videos and other fermentation adventures on his blog.