Sourdough Baking Course – riot rye pain de campagne

Joe has been baking traditional sourdough breads for over 20 years and has taught thousands of people sourdough baking in the Riot Rye Bread School. He has distilled his extensive knowledge for this course, in order to teach you the fundamentals which underpin every great sourdough loaf.

If you’re a beginner or have a little of bit of experience with sourdough or are struggling with sourdough, this course will give you the understanding and confidence to bake great sourdough bread at home.

If you’re already baking sourdough regularly, this course will deepen your understanding of sourdough baking, expand your repertoire of techniques and give you the confidence to start creating your own recipes.

We have designed different learning options.

Course dates: we will be re-starting courses in the Bread School in autumn 2021. We are suspending our online classes for now.

Sourdough Course Level 3

Fully prepped & supported! €125

This is an extended learning format where we engage with you over the course of a month to ensure that you have everything you need to bake sourdough, from equipment, ingredients and sourdough starter, through to time to absorb and consolidate the information that we give you, practice your baking and ask questions.

2 weeks before the course we will courier you

  • fresh organic sourdough starter and instructions for maintaining it
  • all the organic flour you’ll need for 3 bakes of the recipe
  • a recipe booklet
  • a dough scraper
  • a probe thermometer
  • an oval banneton (proving basket)
  • a 3.5Ltr pyrex dish
  • double-sided razor blades (to score your breads) VERY SHARP!
  • any other extra baking equipment you have ordered for the course
  • the delivery charge will be added at checkout. Please note we can currently only deliver to the island of Ireland.

2 weeks before the course we will email you

  • a list of all the kitchen equipment you’ll need on the day of the 3-hour course

Friday evening before the course, 7.30-8pm

  • live zoom check-in to make sure you’re ready to bake!

10am-1pm Saturday, 3-hour live bake-along class (dates available when you purchase the course)

  • You will bake along with Joe and he will also answer any of your baking questions. Julie will facilitate the class.  We are working with a professional multi-media company to ensure high quality production.

2 live 1-hour follow-on group support sessions (dates available when you purchase the course)

  • with Joe and Julie to track your progress and assist you in your learning.  Joe will answer your baking queries and admire your loaves!
  • 15 participants per session, 30 places available per course

Add the course elements below to your cart and proceed to the checkout. Choose your course date and and follow-on session dates when you select the course elements.
If you would like to purchase a voucher for someone, you need to purchase a voucher for €125 for this option.

Fully prepped & ready to go! €110

We will send you everything you will need for the live baking course including fresh sourdough starter, baking equipment and ingredients to ensure you’re fully prepped. There will be a check-in the evening before the course to ensure you’re ready to go!

2 weeks before the course we will courier you

  • fresh organic sourdough starter and instructions for maintaining it
  • all the organic flour you’ll need for 3 bakes of the recipe
  • a recipe booklet
  • a dough scraper
  • a probe thermometer
  • an oval banneton (proving basket)
  • a 3.5Ltr pyrex dish
  • double-sided razor blades (to score your breads) VERY SHARP!
  • any other extra baking equipment you have ordered for the course
  • the delivery charge will be added at checkout. Please note we can currently only deliver to the island of Ireland.

2 weeks before the course we will email you

  • a list of all the kitchen equipment you’ll need on the day of the 3-hour course

Friday evening before the course, 7.30-8pm

  • live zoom check-in to make sure you’re ready to bake!

10am-1pm Saturday, 3-hour live bake-along class (dates available when you purchase the course)

  • You will bake along with Joe and he will also answer any of your baking questions. Julie will facilitate the class.  We are working with a professional multi-media company to ensure high quality production.

Add the course elements below to your cart and proceed to the checkout. Choose your course date when you select the course element.
If you would like to purchase a voucher for someone, you need to purchase a voucher for €115 for this option.

Join & bake! €35

  • 2 weeks before the course, we’ll email you the recipes, a shopping list and a list for all the kitchen equipment you’ll need on the day along with alternative equipment and ingredient hacks.

The Friday evening before the course, 7.30-8pm

  • live zoom check-in the evening before the course, to make sure you’re fully prepped!

10am-1pm Saturday, 3-hour live bake-along class (dates available when you purchase the course)

  • You will bake along with Joe and he will also answer any of your baking questions.  Julie will facilitate the class.  We are working with a professional multi-media company to ensure high quality production.

Add the course elements below to your cart and proceed to the checkout. You can choose your course date and follow-on session dates when you select the course elements.
If you would like to purchase a voucher for someone, you need to purchase a voucher for €35 for this option.

Build your own course!

With this option, you can build your own course by selecting the products you need.  The delivery charge will be added at checkout.

If you would like to buy a voucher for someone for this option, please select the products below and write in the note section at the checkout that this is a voucher for someone.

Alternatively, you can purchase a voucher below and select an amount and the voucher recipient can choose how to spend it.

Please note, we can currently only send baking kit packs to the island of Ireland.

Add the course elements below to your cart and proceed to the checkout.

Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed yer sourdough bread making course. As a newbie to sourdough bread making, l felt l was taught excellently and supported and encouraged through the whole process. I have to say the 2 follow up sessions were fantastic. To have the opportunity to ask questions after the course, try out the bread making, ask questions and get feedback and bake again and get another opportunity to reflect on the whole process and gan constructive feedback. No question was left unanswered! I loved it and look forward to many years of bread making.
Marie, Limerick
I really enjoyed the two sessions and absolutely love the rye starter and the recipe we made in class – the starter just works so well, and
the bread is beautiful!

Thank you for everything! I’ve really gotten a lot from this course and was particularly impressed with the production values of the online
course. Of course, I hope to visit Riot Rye in person at some point but appreciate having this experience in the meantime.

Tina, Limerick
Thanks again Joe and Julie, really enjoyable morning, everything run to perfection. Just one complaint in my house, the bread won’t cool quickly enough🤣
Rosita, Thurles
Highly recommend this course. Joe shares his knowledge and experience in a very clear, understandable and helpful way. I no longer have fear of
sourdough as I was intimidated by it before! Brilliant course, go for it!
Veronica, Waterford
This was so much fun! Honestly I was just looking to improve my Sourdough skills but this was not only highly informative but it was such a good crack. Within hours I had learned so much from Joe and had two really tasty loaves that didn’t last out the day. Brilliantly organised, well done team Riot Rye! Highly recommended for anyone who loves real bread!
Kris, Cloughjordan
The online course was brilliant. It’s exceptionally well supplied, laid out and easy to follow. Joe’s passion for baking is infectious. I would highly recommend it. Peter, Dublin
Peter, Dublin
Fantastic online course, follow up sessions and feedback were invaluable in teasing out and consolidating specific issues. The recipe was delicious and the course was very straight forward and very enjoyable. Thanks again Julie and Joe.
Karen, Kildare
Riot Rye have done a great job of transitioning their courses online. The organisation, set-up and the running of the sessions is excellent. Joe is a fountain of knowledge and had so much great information to share as we worked through steps of producing our bread. No question was left unanswered. The course kit is really impressive with absolutely everything needed to go through the course and several bakes afterwards. There is so much to take in during the main course that the follow-on sessions are a great idea, giving us all the opportunity to get feedback on our bakes since the course or answer any remaining questions. I wasn’t sure how bread making would transition to an online set-up but Joe and Julie have really excelled, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Thank you!!
Elizabeth, Balbriggan
I thoroughly enjoyed Riot Rye’s online Sourdough bread making course recently. What a carefully curated learning experience. I felt equally a burst of excitement with my new found skills and knowledge but also a sobering reality check that I had only scratched the surface of the sourdough bread making world. After that session, I got to work at home trying out my new found skills and equipment, which I’d received by post. I found both follow on, group reflective sessions really supportive and with Joe’s careful consideration my questions and curiosity were nurtured and encouraged. I would highly recommend Riot Rye’s learning experience. They are suitable for people of all ages with all levels of baking skill. Thank you Julie and Joe.
Lisa, Cork