The Art of Fermenting at Home Certificate

Do you like the idea of crafting your own specialized flavors of hot sauce and mustard? Do you love Kimchi and wish you knew how to make it on your own? Have you heard about the health benefits of fermented foods and drinks, such as kombucha and kefir, and want to incorporate more of them into your diet?  This six course certificate in Fermenting presented by SPSCC and OLY~CULTURES is designed to get you started fermenting at home on your own! 

How to Get Started

Each course builds essential fermenting skills around a specific focus area but as a group this certificate provides a solid understanding of the many benefits of fermenting and the confidence to begin fermenting foods and drinks at home. Courses can be taken in any order but a great place to start is by learning the where, what, when and why of fermenting in Fundamentals of Fermentation. In the next five classes you'll experience a full demonstration and taste samples as you learn the "how to" along with tips and tricks for successful fermenting, ideas for customizing unique flavors and even creating specialized one-of-a-kind culinary gifts for family and friends. 

Earn The Art of Fermenting at Home Certificate by taking all six courses. Classes are offered year-round.

Classes in Certificate

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About Julie Kamin-Martin, owner of Oly~Cultures

Julie Kamin-Martin is the owner and founder of OLY~CULTURES. Julie had been making kombucha, milk kefir and water kefir for her family and friends for several years when they convinced her of the need for someone to provide for sale both a kombucha starter kit and kefir grains, which contain “LIVE” cultures. Therefore, OLY~CULTURES company was started in order to provide people with the information and starter kits to make their own fermented products at home. Julie enjoys teaching others how to make their own fermented foods. She teaches a variety of cooking classes on each of her products, sharing what has worked for her over the years. She also enjoys teaching classes on cheese making and other fermented foods as well as culinary cooking classes on other cuisines, ethnic dishes, desserts and old time favorites.

Additional upcoming classes taught by Julie:
Start Your Own Sourdough Starter

Is there a special fermented food, ethnic dish, dessert or old time favorite that you and a group would like to learn to prepare?  We are happy to work with you to create a special class for your group taught by Julie. Give us a call at 360-709-2020 or email us at