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Meat School

Meat School puts both the fun and informative into British cured meat.

Choose below from one of our hands-on butchery/curing classes or an indulgent tasting evening.  Unless otherwise stated, all our events are held here at our Borough Market HQ, near London Bridge.  We can also run a private event for you.

Got a question? Contact us on meatschool@cannonandcannon.com.

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Upcoming Events

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing with Borough Wines £25

Thu 3 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our famous meat and wine pairing evening! We match at least four different wines with eight different cuts of British cured meat, with some sensational results. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup fine wine for a good while longer.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing £25

Thu 24 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Craft British beers and artisan British cured meat. A match made in heaven. Learn about a range of at least five different beers from an independent brewer, and taste five different cuts of meat to match. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup on a few more beers for a good while longer.

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Thu 7 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our famous meat and wine pairing evening! We match at least four different wines with eight different cuts of British cured meat, with some sensational results. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup fine wine for a good while longer.

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £95

Sat 9 September @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone loves the smell of bacon (even vegetarians). Have you thought about making your own? You should – it’s fun, rewarding and achievable at home. Learn which pig breeds produce the most intense flavours and which parts of the glorious pig turn into the tastiest of lardons. Your tutor for the morning will be Tom Whitaker, a chef, butcher and charcuterie maker based in Wandsworth, London. He was a Masterchef finalist in 2011 and has since worked in a range…

Hands on Courses

Cured Meat Butchery £150

Sat 16 September @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cured Meat Butchery is our flagship Meat School course, where you'll learn about provenance, butchery skills, and curing. You’ll get stuck in and find out how to break down a pig carcass for the purposes of curing, the essentials of fermentation and preservation of meats, butchery and knife skills, and how to make guanciale and pancetta style meat at home.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing with Brick Brewery £25

Thu 28 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Craft British beers and artisan British cured meat. A match made in heaven. Learn about a range of at least five different beers from Peckham brewers Brick Brewery, and taste five different cuts of meat to match. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup on a few more beers for a good while longer.

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Thu 5 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our famous meat and wine pairing evening! We match at least four different wines with eight different cuts of British cured meat, with some sensational results. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup fine wine for a good while longer.

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £75

Wed 11 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening class where you make your own bacon! It includes the butchery of a middle of pork and insights into the curing process. You’ll take away some bacon to finish off in your fridge at home. We’ll finish the evening with a sup of beer and a bite of cured meat.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing £25

Thu 26 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Craft British beers and artisan British cured meat. A match made in heaven. Learn about a range of at least five different beers from an independent brewer, and taste five different cuts of meat to match. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup on a few more beers for a good while longer.

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Thu 9 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our famous meat and wine pairing evening! We match at least four different wines with eight different cuts of British cured meat, with some sensational results. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup fine wine for a good while longer.

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £95

Sat 11 November @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Everyone loves the smell of bacon (even vegetarians). Have you thought about making your own? You should – it’s fun, rewarding and achievable at home. Learn which pig breeds produce the most intense flavours and which parts of the glorious pig turn into the tastiest of lardons. Your tutor for the morning will be Tom Whitaker, a chef, butcher and charcuterie maker based in Wandsworth, London. He was a Masterchef finalist in 2011 and has since worked in a range…

Hands on Courses

Cured Meat Butchery £150

Sat 18 November @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cured Meat Butchery is our flagship Meat School course, where you'll learn about provenance, butchery skills, and curing. You’ll get stuck in and find out how to break down a pig carcass for the purposes of curing, the essentials of fermentation and preservation of meats, butchery and knife skills, and how to make guanciale and pancetta style meat at home.

Hands on Courses

Get Intimate with a Pig’s Head £125

Sat 25 November @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course, run by Hugo Jeffreys, is for the enthusiasts, adventurous and intrigued. Learn how to bone out a pig’s head and roll it to make pig head ham; and how to stuff a beef bung to make your own ‘cotechino’ style sausage. Hugo’s there to teach and guide you through a unique and massively fun class.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing with Weird Beard Brew Co £25

Thu 30 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Craft British beers and artisan British cured meat. A match made in heaven. Learn about a range of at least five different beers from Weird Beard Brew Co, and taste five different cuts of meat to match. After the 1.5 hour long tasting part of the evening, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy our simple bar and food offer, allowing you to chew the fat and sup on a few more beers for a good while longer.

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