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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 £25

Thu 4 January @ 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

Sold out!
Wed 17 January @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Cured Meat Butchery £150

Sold out!
Sat 20 January @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sat 24 March at 10:30am

One event on Sun 4 March at 10:30am

One event on Sun 3 June at 10:30am

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 £25

Sold out!
Thu 25 January @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £95

Sold out!
Sat 27 January @ 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…

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Sold out!
Thu 8 February @ 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 17 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This morning class runs for about three hours and includes the butchery of a middle of pork and insights into the curing process. It begins with a bacon butty and mug of tea, ends with a spot of charcuterie tasting, and you'll take away plenty of bacon to finish off in your fridge at home.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing £25

Thu 22 February @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Curing & Smoking at Home £75

Sold out!
Sat 24 February @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this course ex Masterchef finalist, professional charcutier and owner of one of London's top catering businesses, Tom Whitaker, will guide you through the clever techniques we can use to best use our limited space and machinery in our domestic kitchens to produce fantastic cured and smoked products in your very own home. Using our new upgraded Meat School facility in Borough Market, Tom will host you in a small group of 12 and talk through how you can get…

Hands on Courses

Lamb Butchery £150

Sun 4 March @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Leading British farmers and butchers of traditional breed lambs, Northfield Farm, are neighbours of ours with a renowned butchery in the heart of Borough Market. Son of the business owner and Head Butcher, Dom McCourt, will lead you through a three hour session breaking down these fine lamb carcasses starting with knife skills, looking at how good husbandry creates better meat and carefully showing you how to make the most of your lamb at home - and how to begin…

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Thu 8 March @ 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 14 March @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Venison – The Art of the Deer £150

Sat 24 March @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Venison - the art of wild game butchery. A comprehensive course for the would-be Wild Vension butcher/charcutier/smoker. Smart techniques and thoughtful, careful creation of the finest charcuterie possible from a thorough understanding of carcass and traditional methods of preservation. Taught in a friendly informal manner to a small group with an emphasis on safety, hygiene and maximising the use of your wild produce, whilst flexing to your own needs and special requirements, at an adaptable pace to suit all. This…

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing £25

Thu 29 March @ 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 5 April @ 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

Cured Meat Butchery £150

Sat 21 April @ 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 £25

Thu 26 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until Tue 31 July

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 3 May @ 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 12 May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This morning class runs for about three hours and includes the butchery of a middle of pork and insights into the curing process. It begins with a bacon butty and mug of tea, ends with a spot of charcuterie tasting, and you'll take away plenty of bacon to finish off in your fridge at home.

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £75

Wed 16 May @ 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 31 May @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Lamb Butchery £150

Sun 3 June @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Leading British farmers and butchers of traditional breed lambs, Northfield Farm, are neighbours of ours with a renowned butchery in the heart of Borough Market. Son of the business owner and Head Butcher, Dom Mccourt, will lead you through a three hour session breaking down these fine lamb carcasses starting with knife skills, looking at how good husbandry creates better meat and carefully showing you how to make the most of your lamb at home - and how to begin…

Tasting Events

Meat + Wine Pairing £25

Thu 7 June @ 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 23 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This morning class runs for about three hours and includes the butchery of a middle of pork and insights into the curing process. It begins with a bacon butty and mug of tea, ends with a spot of charcuterie tasting, and you'll take away plenty of bacon to finish off in your fridge at home.

Tasting Events

Meat + Beer Pairing £25

Thu 28 June @ 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 5 July @ 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

Curing & Smoking at Home £75

Sat 7 July @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this course ex Masterchef finalist, professional charcutier and owner of one of London's top catering businesses, Tom Whitaker, will guide you through the clever techniques we can use to best use our limited space and machinery in our domestic kitchens to produce fantastic cured and smoked products in your very own home. Using our new upgraded Meat School facility in Borough Market, Tom will host you in a small group of 12 and talk through how you can get…

Hands on Courses

Make Your Own Bacon £75

Wed 18 July @ 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.

Hands on Courses

Cured Meat Butchery £150

Sat 21 July @ 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 £25

Thu 26 July @ 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.

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