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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 + 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

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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 £115

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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.

Hands on Courses

Make your own Biltong & Jerky £150

Sun 1 July @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jerky and Biltong have been making waves over the last few years, gaining a cult following of dried beef lovers and carnivorous purists across the land. For those intrigued by these umami laden meat snacks, we’re offering you the opportunity to learn how to make your own versions at our Meat School. Your tutor for the day will be Simon Kennedy, an experienced and hugely talented biltong and jerky maker based in Worcestershire. Simon is passionate about good food and…

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

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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 £95

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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

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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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