Classes Overview

Mathilde's Pantry teaches a variety of classes including water-bath and pressure canning classes as well as cold-process soap making.  Check back frequently for new additions and updates.  Please contact for private class information.

Cold Process Soap Making

Learn how to make cold process soaps and take home your creations! You will learn the science of saponification, better know as cold-process soap making. Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list.

We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, and fragrance oils vs. essential oils. All materials needed for class will be on hand.

You will take home 2 pounds of soap that will net you 6 bars of your design to use or give as gifts. Cold process soap takes about 6 weeks to cure, so plan ahead if giving as gifts.

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Water Bath Canning Class

New to canning? This class will lead you through the basics of water-bath canning. 
We will start with a discussion of water-bath canning as we enjoy a tasting of the canning stash you will take home to serve to your family and friends. We will create and process several different products for you to take home.
We will conclude with some label and decorating ideas and of course, recipes and ideas about using your stash!


Pressure Canning Class

Come learn how to safely preserve low-acid foods. If you have always wanted to learn how to can vegetables, soups or sauces but you’re not sure where to start, this is the class for you! 

We'll talk about basic canning safety and foods that must be pressure-canned including: beans, meat, soups, and low-acid fruits and vegetables. 

You'll roll up your sleeves to create dishes using pressure canned foods that will help you with short-cuts in the kitchen. This class will lead you through the basics of pressure canning.