Butford Organics Cider Making Courses

Learn to make cider the Butford Way. Here at Butford Organics we believe cider making should be simple and straightforward. This makes our approach ideal for the enthusiastic individual who wants to learn how to make cider and perry without complications or those with ambitions to develop a cider making business. The awards we receive each year are proof of the success of our philosophy.

We held our first course in 2012 and have followed this up with very successful courses in each of the following years. Indeed all our 2017 courses were sold out well in advance. Here are some comments:

“Very relaxed course with someone knowledgeable”
“Loved it. Really great teachers, methodical, helpful. No question too stupid. patient”
“A delicious lunch and an endless supply of cake, tea and biscuits”

We are running 4 courses again in 2018 on

October 6, October 13, October 27 and November 3

Demand has been exceptional to the extent that the extra Course we are running on November 10 is now full. However we have  2 places available on October 27 due to late cancellations. If you would like to attend please complete and submit the Book Now Form and then go to the Shop Now page to pay.

Details of the content are:

  • Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
  • Outline programme:
    • Arrival, refreshments and introductions
    • Review of cider through the ages
    • Fruit types
    • Cider production – collection of fruit, milling, pressing, fermentation
    • Orchard walk
    • Cider processing – maturing, blending, preserving, bottling
    • Lunch
    • Practical milling and pressing session
    • Perry – particular considerations
    • Equipment
    • Legislative framework
    • Cider and perry tasting
    • Summing up
  • Cost: £95
  • What is included:
    • Refreshments on arrival and during the day including lunch
    • Comprehensive course manual
    • Up to 25 litres of juice to take away (containers not included)
    • A bottle of one of our ciders or perries
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