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Make Your Own: Jam and Chutney

Saturday, February 7th 2015

Where better to learn the centuries old art of jam making and preservation than in an 800 year old castle, on our unique and exclusive ‘Make Your Own: Jam and Chutney’ adventure?

In this class, led by Claire Compton, founder of the multi award-winning Claire’s Kitchen you will learn how to make delicious jam and chutney.

The course is hands-on: you’ll be involved at every stage of the way, cutting fruit, measuring sugar and filling jars. We find this approach is not only much more fun, but helps you really understand each stage of the process, and therefore get the results you want at home. You will also take home the fruits of your labours!

Our class takes place at stunning Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. Built in 1180 and set in three acres of beautiful gardens, Fonmon Castle has been owned by only two families in its 800 year history.

On arrival you will be offered coffee or tea with homemade biscuits before heading to the kitchens for the class with Claire. After the class, we have arranged for you to have a private tour of the castle followed by a beautiful lunch, featuring produce from the garden and near locality.

After lunch, before packing up your goodies, enjoy a stroll in the walled garden and discover all of its secret delights.

 

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What’s included:

• Tea and coffee
• Jam and chutney workshop with all materials provided.
• Jars of the jam and chutney you make on the day
• Guided tour of Fonmon Castle
• Lunch featuring local produce
• Time to stroll around the grounds and gardens

Optional
  • Claire will bring a selection of her award winning preserves for you to buy, on the day
  • Please bring an apron to wear

What People Say About This Tour

Had a great day at Fonmon Castle - great preserve making, interesting tour of the castle and a fantastic lunch - what more can I ask (except for when's the next event?)

Ruth N. about Preserving for Christmas at Fonmon Castle