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. 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”

Please make sure you have completed the course application form here


Product Description

2019 Cider Making Courses will be held on 5, 12 and 26 October and 2 November

Details of the course 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: £115
  • What is included:
    • Refreshments on arrival and during the day including lunch
    • Comprehensive course manual
    • Upto 25 litres of juice to take away (containers not included)
    • A bottle of one of our ciders or perries

Please remember to complete a Booking Form