Rosie's Jam Making Classes

A wide range of hands-on courses with Rosie that will give you the know how on making jams, preserves, chutney.

Rosie's classes at The Old Smithy in Rutland, are friendly, small and designed for the beginner and inexperienced. Every stage of the relevant preserving process will be explained as you work through the day, making the products. Everything that you make you will take home to share with friends and family. The course content is described under each heading, and there is no need to bring anything to the day as all equipment and ingredients will be provided.


Rosie explains:- "The class will start around 10am and will finish at 4-4.30pm - approximately! Please make us aware of any time constraints - we usually just carry on until we have finished as we don't like people to feel rushed, but we do take into account the weather, dark evenings etc etc.

A delicious lunch of locally sourced produce will be provided together with other refreshments - please make us aware - before the day - of any special dietary requirements

The classes are small at The Old Smithy and there is plenty of time to ask questions, to have discussions with fellow class members and to just, well, chat! We know that you will leave us at the end of the day feeling refreshed and enthused - carrying many jars of delicious treats to enjoy at home. You will have made new friends and hopefully have plenty to think about. "

Classes get booked up quickly and as there is only one Rosie - once they are booked they are booked!
Preserving Class: Autumn Apples
Plentiful apples in Autumn - we'll make a delicious spiced apple chutney all ready for Christmas! We'll finish off the afternoon with making apple curd, easy and just plain gorgeous plus some seasonal mincemeat.
Preserving Class: Christmas is coming!
Christmas is coming! Learn how to make a delicious luxury mincemeat all ready for the pies plus we'll also be making a crunchy, old-fashioned Piccalilli - also a great favourite at the festive season!
Preserving Class: Marvellous Marmalade
The first of our traditional marmalade making courses, all of the techniques and some shortcuts. We shall also be making some Seville Orange Curd - Mmm mmmmm!
Preserving Class: Lemony Lemons
Lovely lovely lemons - we'll be making a delicious Lemon Cordial, Lemon Curd and Lemon Dill Mustard! Hope you like lemons . . .
Preserving Class: Make the Most of Your Dehydrator
You may have thought, in an idle moment when waiting for setting point to be reached on some jam, about looking into dehydration to extend your repertoire.

Until a few years ago we thought the same. Now, however the dehydrator is firmly fixed as an important part of what we produce and now...[+]
Preserving Class: The Store Cupboard
Like to provide more varied meals for your family?

Like to feel more secure and not so much bound to the supermarket?

Aware of your health and well-being but just don't know where to start?

Come along to our Store Cupboard Class and get your questions answered and your...[+]
Preserving Class: Some Like It Hot!
A course of the hot stuff! Fiery Bengal Chutney, Hot Mango Chutney, Chilli Pepper Seasoning and Chilli Sherry!
Preserving Class: First Fruits of Spring
Spring is here heralding the first fresh fruits so we shall use them for rhubarb and date chutney and rhubarb and raspberry jam
Preserving Class: Bottling and Canning
These skills are making a comeback - but there aren't so many people who know what to do! These classes will cover a wide variety of ingredients but are essentially aimed at the beginner.

They will be hands on, as usual, and take what you make - everything you will need is provided.
Preserving Class: Don't Get in a Pickle
August brings the glut from the vegetable plot so we will be making piccalilli, ratatouille chutney and flavoured vinegars
Preserving Class: Rosie's Summer Favourites
Plenty of Summer fruits around now - we'll make raspberry jam, blackcurrant beena and courgette and mint chutney. Very fresh, very summery
Bespoke Class
£185.00
each
You may have looked at the listed classes an be thinking 'if only I could build my own class for me and my friends and we could spend the day together making whatever we feel like making'.

Well, now you can.

This Bespoke Class build is for you to tailor-make the day of your...[+]
Deluxe Add-On
£70.00
each
If you are giving a Class as a gift - or treating yourself - why not add on a Deluxe Preserving Kit to make it extra special?

The kit will be prepared to be taken away at the end of the Class and contains all that you need to get making at home. They are all quality products that we use...[+]
Rosie One-to-One Question Time
£48.00
per session
If you have questions you would like to ask, need advice over making something or just like to check up on the regulations why not book some on-line discussion time direct with Rosie. Choose a date and time that is convenient to you and as long as you have a camera and microphone via your computer...[+]
Class Gift Voucher
£85.00
each
If you would love to gift one of Rosie's Classes to a loved one or friend then our gift vouchers are ideal.

You don't need to worry about which Class to choose, or when, just make the voucher your gift and they can choose which suits them best.

Once they receive the gift -...[+]
Professional Training Day
From time to time The Guild of Jam and Preserve Makers (Rosie & Trevor) run training days for those people who are looking for information and support to enable them to go forward with their preserves business.


We meet around 10 a.m. For coffe and biscuits and a short 'getting to...[+]
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