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Learn How to Make Wurst and Kraut!

Kraut Class in the Wurst Haus

Join us for the 2nd annual Wurstfest Sausage and Kraut Making Class, Friday,March 27, 3-6 pm! The kick-off event for Hermann’s Annual Wurstfest, is sponsored by the Hermann Chamber of Commerce.

Learn, hands-on, the German tradition of sausage and kraut making. Join three-time hall of fame Wurstmeister Mike Sloan for the sausage making portion of this VIP event that’s both informative and entertaining. Mike will show you the ropes of sausage making and cover topics such as; mixing and grinding techniques, ingredients, types of casings, safe handling, smoking and cooking times.

Farmer Dan Kuebler, Columbia, MO is the kraut guy, who was born and raised in Hermann, will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut, step-by-step. Participants will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, and then will chop, salt, and mix their very own batches of kraut.

Class schedule:

  • Sample – taste test Wurst and Kraut
  • Wurst Making
  • Kraut Making
  • Wurst Meal
  • Q and A

Come ready to wear an apron, turn a crank on an antique stuffer or hold a sausage casing. Class size is limited so register early.

Designed for home sausage makers and those interested in how to make sauerkraut! From those of you who have never ground meat in your life to those who are sausage makers extraordinaire but want to learn more. 

Guaranteed to fill your belly! Not only will you be served a wurst meal, but also treated to a wurst, wine and beer tasting, 1 free drink ticket, 2-3 pounds of sausage that you create in the class and the kraut that you make.

All Wurst participants will enter their Wurst into the 41st annual Wurstfest Amateur Competition where it will be judged by a panel of Wurst experts. Awards will be given at the Sausage Makers Reception Saturday night at Stone Hill Winery Sherry House.

Fun! Guaranteed! Cost – $99 per person, register online here.