Butter Making

with Devin Kidner

Butter Classes in Chicago


Class Info

Hey y'all! Have you ever wondered how to make butter? Have you ever wanted to impress a crowd of city folk by whipping out a jar of fresh, homemade butter, making them think you spent the whole day hunching over a churn? Then this is the class for you!

My class will show two modern ways of making butter with FRESH LOCAL cream, and provide tips of the trade for making sure your butter is of the highest quality and has the longest shelf life. You will make, bottle, mix in any add-ins your little heart desires, and take home your own butter to enjoy at home. You'll also get to take home the buttermilk leftover from butter-making and my buttermilk pancake recipe, so breakfast at your place will be extra delish!

Anyone can make butter (kids included!), so come one, come all!!

So, let's recap:

1. Learn to make butter.
2. Take that butter home (class takeaways include reusable Ball jars, labels, butter, and buttermilk!)
3. Eat homemade, fresh butter!
4. Repeat (in your own home, since you'll know how!)

What to bring

BYOB is certainly accepted :o)

What will be provided

Yes! I will provide the cream, Ball jars for taking home your butter and buttermilk, labels, recipe cards, and some fun add-ins for your butter (think honey butter and herb butter)!

Course Reviews (13)
100% positive

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    Alicia B.

    Left over 1 year ago

    Fun class with a great teacher!

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    Nikki R.

    Left over 1 year ago

    Devin was so well organized and had such a high energy. She was really personable and knowledgable. I'm excited to take more classes from her! I loved it!

    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Julia K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was our first experience with Dabble -- and it was so much better than we had even anticipated. Devin is truly one of the nicest people you can meet, and her class focuses not just on the activity of making butter but also teaches you about the science behind it. It was very interesting, fun and at the end we got to go home with a hefty supply of butter AND buttermilk. Well worth it! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Heather E.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Devin was very knowledgeable about the science behind the whole process which will make it easier to make butter at home on my own. Lots of fun and very sociable, enjoyed the class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Audra L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Devin did a fantastic job explaining how to source ingredients and make butter, but also knows so much of the science behind the process. She is warm and friendly and answers all questions. Great class!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Shannon F.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Devin was the perfect teacher--friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable. I'll definitely take more classes with her in the future. I am confident that I can replicate what we learned in the class to make more butter and buttermilk at home. I loved the hands-on aspect of this class and I think it was a good value for the price.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Lauren N.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was wonderful. Devin is incredibly knowledgeable about butter and her warm and energetic personality made this class informative and a ton of fun. I would definitely take another class from Devin! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Mitzi N.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! Devin is a butter master and will teach you so much! I never thought that homemade butter could taste so good. This is a great skill to learn and a fun class to take.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Srujani P.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I signed up on a whim on the morning of the class and am glad I did. Devin is an amazing teacher. In addition to teaching us 3 techniques to make butter, she talked about the history of butter making \u0026 the reality of processed vs fresh butter/milk/cream. She also went the extra step to allow the class to stay late to ask questions and showed us how to make a brown butter sauce (beurre noisette). I've signed up for another class with her (Afternoon Tea) \u0026 am looking forward to it! PS - if you've never tasted fresh butter, you're in for a treat. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Courtney N.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This was such a fun class, I learned not only about butter making but some uses for the butter and a ton about organics. I would definitely take another of her classes","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Shakila M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Butter is a great moisturizer and Devin is a great teacher. She knows so much about local and organic food, with a focus on the Chicago area. The time flew by and I left with lots of information, in addition to my butter and buttermilk. I can't wait to take another class with her.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Whitney D.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Learning now to make butter at home has changed my life. The instructor was so nice, full of energy and knowledgeable about butter. She even let us each wear one of her aprons. Immediately after the class my friend and I were dumfounded. How did it take us this long to go without homemade butter?! When I returned home from class I made more butter. Over the holidays I did a demonstration for family and they were amazed! I'm now infatuated with finding the perfect salt to add to my homemade butter. I have pink, grey and a special herbed concoction that I'm trying to perfect. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CLASS! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Jan P.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Cstrong\u003EButter Making\u003C/strong\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a wonderful class! I learned so much on butter making and Devin shared a lot of her food expertise throughout our time together. The butter we made rivals the best butter you have ever tasted! She also showed us how to clarify butter and how to prepare beurre noisette (this is heaven!)\u2026brown butter will become a \u201cgo to\u201d to impress my friends and family. \r\nI will be using this butter in my daily life. It will make all my baked goods extra special!\r\nLooking forward to taking other classes with Devin!\r\n","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (17)
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      Matthew D.

      Left 6 months ago

      Devin's enthusiasm for the class certainly stole the show. I didn't expect to be entertained while learning something new, and that made just the difference. It also made it so much easier to interact with the other class members, I felt like I was in a room full of friends. Just wish there was more time!

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      Devin F.

      Left 6 months ago

      This was a great class with out it feeling like a class. It was super informative but also laid back enough to allow you to explore and try new ideas.

      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Zachary C.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mixology-101-liquid-confidence-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Mixology 101: Liquid Confidence \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was incredible. It was not at all what I was expecting in the best way possible. Devin is awesome and you can't help but have fun and learn at the same time. If she teaches all of her classes with the excitement and fun atmosphere as the Mixology 101 class, I would definitely recommend any of them. Perfect place for a date, Devin will definitely break the ice.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Renie M.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/mixology-101-liquid-confidence-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Mixology 101: Liquid Confidence \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. ","teacher_response":null}
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      {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Elise T.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/dabble-turn-your-passions-into-a-business-with-dabble-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Dabble: Turn Your Passions Into A Business with Dabble! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I had signed up for this class because I was interested in learning how to start my own Dabble store, and I ended up getting a lot more than I expected - up to and including learning about how Dabble works and what the company's vision is. Now I'm even more passionate about Dabble than I was before - and I didn't think that was possible!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Camille V.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/dabble-turn-your-passions-into-a-business-with-dabble-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Dabble: Turn Your Passions Into A Business with Dabble! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was fantastic! I was able to meet and bond with our Dabble teachers, share tips and best practices and get feedback on my course description, teaching methods and more. Devin is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable - highly recommended!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"","reviewer_name":"Ovi H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/dabble-turn-your-passions-into-a-business-with-dabble-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Dabble: Turn Your Passions Into A Business with Dabble! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"If you teach through Dabble, YOU NEED TO ATTEND THIS. Consider it the jump-off point for your Dabble career (that's right, I said career), as it touched on everything from writing copy to best practices for garnering reviews to calculating fair pricing, to mention a few. You couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable and engaging teacher than the energetic Devin, who lives and breathes all things Dabble. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Nick M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/diy-bitters-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Bitters \u0026 Tinctures! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I wanted to do something a little different with my wife for Valentine's Day so we enrolled in this class. We knew nothing about bitters prior, except that real drink recipes call for them. We had so much fun learning about bitters - what counts as a \"bitters\", how to make our own, how to improve cocktails we already love with new flavors - and Devin is fantastic! She has such a great approach to teaching that even we, complete rookies, left wanting to make a dozen more bitters with different flavor combinations. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Will R.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/diy-bitters-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Bitters \u0026 Tinctures! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"We had a great time mixing up our bitters and trying different combinations! I would recommend this class to others who are interested in learning more about bitters and how they can make good cocktails great!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Michelle T.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/pasta-making-101-with-devin-kidner--2'\u003E Pasta Making 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"It was such a joy to have Devin teaching the homemade pasta making class. She made sure we understood the fundamentals and was enthusiastic about giving us a firsthand tutorial of how to cut and roll pasta. This class was so fun for all ages! Devin really has a passion to teach and help others feel inspired as well! She was easy to book for my private event, and I will certainly be looking forward to any of the additional classes she has to offer!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Katie M.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/pasta-making-101-with-devin-kidner--2'\u003E Pasta Making 101 \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Learning how to make pasta with Devin was a blast! She is very energetic and excited about everything she does which is very contagious. She made creating pasta seem like a very easy process. We were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor at the end of the class. Devin served the pasta we prepared alongside some of her own homemade pasta sauce which was delicious!\r\n\r\nI can't help but also mention that Devin's home is amazing! The inside was clean and inviting. She allowed our group access to her rooftop deck as well which is so luxurious you'd think you were at a hotel. Amazing view of the city!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Jessica T.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/afternoon-tea-party-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Afternoon Tea Party! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"I had an excellent time learning the basics of throwing an English tea party. Devin was engaging and professional. All aspects of the class were hands on and the recipes she chose were actually doable. I will be signing up for future classes with Devin again. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Linda Xochitl T.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/afternoon-tea-party-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Afternoon Tea Party! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"Devin was fantastic! She's knowledgable, energetic, and resourceful. Our class flew by! We learned a great deal about the history and culture of tea in Britain and she shared great personal anecdotes that enriched our experience. Fun class to take with your friends!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Gail K.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/afternoon-tea-party-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Afternoon Tea Party! \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"The Afternoon Tea Party was a lot of fun. It was a small, hand-on class where I learned a lot about British afternoon tea, and we got to help make everything. Devin is very passionate about good food and tea, and she's a great teacher! The energy was high and fun throughout the class. The tea was fantastic!!! This was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"//","reviewer_name":"Marcus S.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003Ca href='/courses/meet-your-meat-local-100-grass-fed-steaks-with-devin-kidner'\u003E Meet Your Meat: Local, 100% Grass-Fed Steaks \u003C/a\u003E","positive":true,"review_content":"We took this class on Saturday and had a great time creating delicious steaks with Devin. We learned a ton about local farmers markets, local grass-fed meats and the best ways to prepare, cook and serve them (and of course we got to eat them when we were done).\r\n\r\nThe dishes Devin had planned for us were awesome, and we were able to take all of that knowledge home. Two days after the class, we've already prepared a great meal based on what we learned.\r\n\r\nDevin was fun and created a friendly, entertaining atmosphere. Not only would we recommend Devin's classes to others, but we'll be sure to be back ourselves.\r\n\r\nAmy \u0026 Marcus","teacher_response":null}

      Devin was the coordinator for Green City Market's childrens' programme, Club Sprouts from 2012 - 2013, and taught children of all ages (as well as their parents!) to make fresh, homemade, and locally sourced butter. She volunteers at Green City Market for several local farmers vending and marketing, and has a passion for local food, cooking, baking, and of course... making butter!

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