Class Offerings

Making Bacon, Sausage and Wurst classes

Learn How to Make Sausage!

Learn how to make sausage and more from the Wurstmeister himself. He will share the German tradition of sausage making, his secrets for making bacon and how to butcher in his hands-on classes. Join three-time hall of famer Wurstmeister Mike Sloan for these VIP events that are both informative and entertaining.

In each class, Wurstmeister Mike will show you the ropes and cover the important topics for the skill being taught.  He will cover topics such as, mixing and grinding techniques, ingredients, types of casings, safe handling, smoking and cooking times and much more.  Mike enthusiastically shares his passion and years of experience with his students.

All classes include a wurst meal, 1 free drink ticket, a Wurst Haus Goody Bag, and a 10% discount on in-store purchases that day (excludes liquor and any in-store specials). You will also take home 2-3 pounds of the product that you helped make in the Wurst Making, Makin Bacon, Summer Sausage Making classes.  From the Whole Pig Butchery class we will send you home with approximately 20 pounds of pork cuts.

Perfect for corporate groups, family get together, community college class trip, or girlfriend’s getaway (that’s right girls), honeymooners or a guys trip. 

Complete 2022 Class Schedule

Wurst Haus classes are a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays!

What are the classes like?

HERMANN WURST HAUS

The Hermann Wurst Haus currently offers four different classes:

Wurst Making 101 Class

Learn How to Make the Best "Wursts"

Learn, hands-on, how to make sausage in the German tradition. Join three-time hall of fame Wurstmeister Mike Sloan for this VIP event that’s both informative and entertaining.  

The class is designed for home sausage makers or wannabes! From those of you who have never ground meat in your life to those who are sausage maker extraordinaire but want to learn more. Many of you only make sausage once or twice a year and if it did not turn out right, it’s months before you get to try it again and then you can only change one thing at a time or you don’t know what you changed that you liked. This class will cut your mistakes by years. Mike will share his everyday sausage making experience and cover topics such as:

2023 Wurst Making 101 Class Dates:

February 24 — Friday 5 pm
April 21 — Friday 5 pm

Makin' Bacon 101 Class

Let's Make Some Bacon!

Learn, hands-on, the art of making bacon.  Wurstmeister Mike Sloan  will share his expertise in how to make bacon and cover topics such as:

2023 Makin' Bacon Class Dates:

March 31 — Friday 5 pm
May 26 — Friday 5 pm

Summer Sausage Making With the Wurstmeister

Learn, hands-on, the German tradition of summer sausage making. Join three-time hall of fame Wurstmeister Mike Sloan for this VIP class where you will not only learn how to make sausage but also be entertained!

The class is designed for home sausage makers or wannabes! From those of you who have never ground meat in your life to those who are sausage maker extraordinaire but want to learn more. Many of you only make sausage once or twice a year and if it did not turn out right, it’s months before you get to try it again and then you can only change one thing at a time or you don’t know what you changed that you liked. This class will cut your mistakes by years. Mike will share his everyday sausage making experience and cover topics such as: 

2023 Summer Sausage Making Class Dates:

February 3 — Friday 5 pm
April 7 — Friday 5 pm

Whole Pig Butchery Class

Learn the Art of Butchery

Learn hands on, the art of pig butchery, taught by three-time hall of fame butcher, Wurstmeister Mike Sloan. Class will be limited to 10 people on a first come, first serve basis. This popular event is by reservation only and is guaranteed to be both informative and entertaining. Students will be involved in breaking down five sides of pork (approximately 450 lbs. dressed out) into chops, steaks, roasts, ribs, bacon, ham, jowl, lard, and of course sausage. Class will begin at 6 pm and last approximately 2-3 hours. You will also learn the art of:

2023 Whole Pig Butchery Class Dates:

March 10 — Friday 5 pm
May 5 — Friday 5 pm
Team Building Classes
The ultimate combination of work, fun and food! Our team building activities offer a chance to learn, hands-on the art of bacon making or the German tradition of sausage making while forging effective coworker relationships.