For those who want to be wowed by the simple combination of flour, water, salt and sourdough starter culture, whether you have been baking your own sourdough for a while and are looking for some extra tips, or you have let the making of good sourdough fall by the wayside and need an enthusiastic nudge to get back on the bread wagon, or you have never made a loaf of bread in your life but get the delicious hunch it would be worthwhile knowing how to – this is for you!

Stylist and prop-hunter extraordinaire Rachael Will, from Vintage Carousel, will be joining our founder, Cherie Hausler, in her beautiful Stables Kitchen in the Barossa Valley for a relaxed day of all things sourdough; with tips on how to look after sourdough mother, what flour to use, how to shape and score your loaves,  and testing whether your dough is ready to bake. And that’s without mentioning what your mother smells like – insider sourdough baker’s speak there…

Styled with a choice of vintage props collated by Rachael’s keen eye, Cherie will share her tried and true recipe and easy techniques for homemade sourdough that can become part of your regular weekly routine, even if said routine is crazy busy. As Cherie always says, “Sourdough is the best kind of alchemical adventure – start now is always my advice. I can’t tell you how many people have made absolutely cracking loaves on their first attempt using this method, quickly followed by, I don’t know what I was so scared of!”

Pots of hand blended tea will be served throughout the workshop, as well as tastes of sourdough recipes demonstrated by Cherie. Rachael will also have her bread baking-focussed props available for purchase on the day, so you’ll leave completely equipped to create your own version of freshly baked sourdough loaves at home.

It’s going to be a delicious day, in a gorgeous space (the kitchen where All The Things TV is filmed for SBS) with a bunch of lovely people.

Tickets are extremely limited, so grab some friends and come to the Barossa for the day. You’ll leave with all the knowledge needed for the most self-satisfying kind of baking known to foodies – your own sourdough bread!


Date: Sunday 25th February

Place: The Stables Kitchen (Barossa Valley)

Time: 10am – 1pm

Price: $195 per person

Includes: Learning how to make your own sourdough, regardless of whether you have baked bread before, or not. Along with a jar of sourdough starter culture, tastings and recipes to set you up for sourdough success, your choice of Vintage Carousel props for purchase from Rachael’s pop-up shop, and every opportunity to take some time for yourself to ‘unplug’ for the day.