Butter Making

with Devin Kidner

Butter Classes in Chicago

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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!)

**I will also be teaching how to make beurre noisette AND clarified butter!

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 (9)
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    Audra L.

    Left 26 days ago
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    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!

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    Shannon F.

    Left 26 days ago
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    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.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren N.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Mitzi N.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Srujani P.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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 & 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) & am looking forward to it! PS - if you've never tasted fresh butter, you're in for a treat. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney N.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Shakila M.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Whitney B.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jan P.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<strong>Butter Making</strong>","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 (4)
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      Jessica T.

      Left 3 days ago
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      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.

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      Linda Xochitl T.

      Left about 1 month ago
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      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!

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Gail K.","created_at":"about 1 month","title_link":"<a href='/courses/afternoon-tea-party-with-devin-kidner'> Afternoon Tea Party! </a>","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":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Marcus S.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/meet-your-meat-local-100-grass-fed-steaks-with-devin-kidner'> Meet Your Meat: Local, 100% Grass-Fed Steaks </a>","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 & Marcus","teacher_response":null}
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      Chicago, IL

      $35

      Registration closes 4 hours before class
      Devin Kidner's Home

      Near Madison and Ada

      This is a residential venue. The exact location will be disclosed 24 hours in advance.

      Chicago, IL 60607

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      3:00pm - 5:00pm
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      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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