The Sourdough Experience - Level I (June.24.2023)

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The Sourdough Experience - Level I (June.24.2023)

Come spend the day with like-minded bakers, learning about all things sourdough through hands-on experience in a studio along The Saugeen.

By Lauren Hambleton

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Jun 24, 2023 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT


Red Hen Artisanale 384265 Concession 4 Priceville, ON N0C 1K0 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Come spend the day with like-minded bakers learning about all things sourdough through a hands-on baking experience. We will be building loaves of sourdough bread and creating your own seasonal galette (a rustic, open-faced pie of sorts!) with a sourdough pie crust -- utilizing all of the different characteristics that a healthy sourdough starter has to offer.

Through detailed guidance, you will mix and shape sourdough loaves of your own, and get to smell + taste some right out of the oven. We will discuss wild yeast, the benefit of fermenting flour, and how you can use and maintain your take-home starter. You will learn the basics of sourdough and tips for success including modifying your dough ingredients, temperature, and scoring and baking techniques. Part way through our workshop, we will break for a leisurely hand-crafted lunch, taste testing fresh sourdough and a variety of other seasonal accompaniments.

Whether you are a weekend warrior of a baker, or have never baked sourdough before, you will leave with new-found knowledge and confidence to continue your sourdough baking adventures at home. You will also acquire a lifeline to Lauren for future sourdough queries that arise in your baking journey.

At the end of our workshop, each baker will go home with:

:: A detailed recipe booklet

:: Sourdough starter and instructions to keep it alive + well for generations to come

:: 2 loaves of sourdough and a seasonal galette to bake at home in your own oven (that night for the galette, and the following day for the bread)..making your house smell homey and warm.

This workshop takes place in a private baking studio, Red Hen Artisanale. It is located across from the beautifully copper clad St. John's Catholic Church in Glenelg Centre along the Saugeen River. More details of locating the studio will be sent upon registration.



All workshops will take place in accordance with government guidelines and restrictions in place at the time the workshop takes place. Should the workshop be cancelled due to a government shutdown, guests will be offered the opportunity to transfer their ticket to a future event, or receive a refund. Guests will be asked to monitor themselves for any covid symptoms and refrain from attending if you are unwell. If you cannot attend, you are welcome to send someone in your place.

What if I've never baked before and don't really understand what "sourdough" is?

That is totally O.K! This course is designed to engage people of all skill levels. No prior experience with baking is needed. Please come, bring your curiosity and get ready to learn!

Do I need to bring any tools/aprons/bowls/etc. with me?

Everything needed to complete the workshop will be provided for you. You'll just need to come equipped with a medium sized bowl or banneton, and a tea towel. All other tools and ingredients will be waiting for you.


All tickets are final sale. Refunds will only be provided should Lauren need to cancel the workshop or the government mandates a shutdown. If you purchase your ticket and you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please just email Lauren to notify of the modifications.

How long is the workshop?

The workshop will run from 9am until approximately 2:30pm. The time is dependent on how much curiosity and conversation is created throughout the day.

How can I contact the event organizer?

Contact Lauren via e-mail at

What are people saying about workshops?

Thank you so much! Andrew and I had a great time and we learned lots! The class was a lot of fun and you made it accessible for everyone regardless of our level of experience. We hope to see you again for a session in the future. - Maria

"I really enjoyed this workshop and the pie was the best pie I have ever tasted, the crust was so good!! I am interested in a future sourdough class or other baking classes that you offer, great job! Thanks." - Fiona

"The sourdough and apple pie workshop my husband and I attended was great fun. With Lauren’s guidance, our efforts yielded beautiful loaves and pies. By demystifying and simplifying each step of the process, Lauren gave us the skills and confidence to keep baking on our own. I would highly recommend the workshop to everyone who is interested in making sourdough at home." - Jen

About the organizer

Organized by
Lauren Hambleton

Lauren, of Red Hen Artisanale is a multi-faceted Pastry Chef and Baker, hosting hands-on baking workshops and cooking classes in her private studio. It is a bright and comfortable space, nestled in the heart of Grey County, right along the Saugeen River. She has been teaching her own curated workshops for the past 6 years, getting to connect with hundreds of people, educating and empowering them with practical hands-on skills. Follow along on Instagram ( @lohambleton ) or visit for a full list of workshops currently being offered.