Adult Courses

RBR Kitchen | Pork Butchery Demonstration & Pork Sampler

Are you curious where the different cuts of pork come from or interested in butchery? Join Rock Bottom Ranch Director, Jason Smith, for an exciting demonstration to butcher a Rock Bottom Ranch pig. We will butcher half of a heritage breed pig into primal cuts as well as more familiar cuts you might see at the butcher shop or farmers' market, such as pork chops, bacon and boston butt. The evening will include a discussion of pork husbandry, butchery best practices, and preparation. Participants leave with a sampler of a variety of pork cuts including bacon, chops, tenderloin, sausages, shoulder roasts, and more (over $100 value). Beverages will be provided during the demonstration. This offering is a great holiday gift idea for the foodie in your life, especially considering the meat included in the cost of registration!

Growing up in the restaurant industry, Jason Smith has been involved with food his whole life, eventually progressing through restaurants in North Carolina, New York, and ultimately The Little Nell in 2004. After working under Chef Ryan Hardy, Jason became passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture and joined ACES as the Rock Bottom Ranch Director in 2013.

Gift certificates available upon request provided that space is still available in the class, inquire with Eliza Burlingame at to purchase.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring whatever you may need to get you through the class (snack, drink...). In most RBR classes the materials are provided but always feel free to bring your own materials if it seems appropriate (baking, knitting, spinning, gardening etc.).

HOW TO GET THERE: Please walk, bike, bus, carpool, ride your horse, or ski to ACES sites whenever possible (yes, you really could cross country ski to Rock Bottom Ranch when there is enough snow). Parking at all sites is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet!
$125.00 Members
$145.00 Non Members
Rock Bottom Ranch
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Class Maximum14
Class full - Wait list open
Wait List2
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