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Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course

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Join us for this lovely Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials course that focuses on traditional methods of preserving the season’s best soft fruits. You’ll learn how to make the most of their gorgeous flavours with classic jams, jellies and cordials that’ll preserve a taste of the sunshine well into the autumn and winter (provided you can resist them that long).


• Preparing ingredients
• Simmering and boiling ingredients
• Potting jam and jelly and safe storage
• How to test for a set
• How to test pectin
• How to remove scum
• How to water-bath cordials
• Selecting equipment and using it safely

Led by expert Vivien Lloyd (WI judge, and multiple award-winner for her own homemade jams and marmalades), this course celebrates the arrival of summer produce. The day begins with tastings of Vivien’s scrumptious homemade jams, jellies and cordials, which provides a chance for Vivien to explain the characteristics of these traditional preserving methods.

We’ll then alternate demonstrations and the chance to get hands-on as you learn the simple stages of making these preserves, top tips and tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid. By the end of the day, you’ll have a host of your own jars and bottles to take home, as well as a course booklet full of recipes. A delicious lunch is also included.

Course date: 27th June 2020

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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“Such an enjoyable day Thank you so much. I will definitely be back to do more courses.”

Course Member - Preserves course

“Great course. Can’t think of anything to improve it. Just brilliant.”

Course Member - Preserves course