Bread Matters Courses

Bread Matters Courses

July 2017

We regret that, due to illness, there will be no further Bread Matters courses.

The Bread Matters online shop remains open for the supply of sourdough starters and high quality baking and kitchen equipment. Here you may also buy signed copies of Andrew Whitley's books which contain the advice, recipes and vital baking information that were the foundation of the courses.


Bread Matters offers courses at all levels of experience. Get started with Daily Bread or the popular Bread Matters Fundamental. Move on to DO Sourdough or our new course Baking with Heritage Grains.

For some, bread baking becomes so intriguing that they produce more than they can eat, share the surplus with others and so take the first steps into commercial or community baking. The Baking for a Living  course combines scaled-up baking skills with the organisational, financial and regulatory know-how required to get a small business off the ground.

So, whether you’re just starting out or a long-time baker, Bread Matters will help you on the way, with practical methods, relevant explanations and sturdy support.  

Courses take place at the Bread Matters studio kitchen in Macbiehill Farmhouse, near West Linton, about 17 miles South of Edinburgh. It’s powered by renewable energy and the lovely view from the window over to the Broughton Hills takes in some of the 5-acre organic agro-forestry project that supplies Bread Matters with food, fuel and a diverse landscape.

Click on a course icon below for more detailed information and the arrangements we make to ensure that your visit is rewarding and inspiring.

Course Prices (per person) in 2017:
1-day courses    £195 
2-day courses    £425  
4-day courses    £745 

‘Can I say how much I enjoyed the course in August. It has been the absolute highlight of my year... the knowledge gained is so marvellous, and my family and friends are all benefitting, as I am, from the pleasure of baking more varied and better bread... I think your teaching is excellent, and your knowledge and feeling for the whole subject is inspirational. The location is a triumph as well. Everywhere you look - the kitchen, the oven and the whole space - is a 'thing of beauty', including the view.’


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Bread Matters Fundamental Course
This is the most popular Bread Matters course. It appeals equally to people with some previous exper..
Ex Tax: £354.17
Baking for Community Course
[We have changed the way we offer Baking for Community courses to make them more accessibl..
Ex Tax: £620.83
Baking with Heritage Grains
Baking with Heritage Grains Honing ancient skills to make the breads of the future Venue &n..
Ex Tax: £354.17
Daily Bread One Day Breadmaking Course
This is where the journey begins. In one well-organised day you’ll make several loaves with yo..
Ex Tax: £162.50
DO Sourdough Course
  It’s no accident (or passing fad) that sourdough has come to define the artisan bake..
Ex Tax: £354.17
Baking for a Living Course
You’ve been bitten by the breadmaking bug. So much so that you’re thinking of taking the..
Ex Tax: £620.83
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