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Butchering 101: Sausage

  • Eden Hall Campus, Dairy Barn Cafe 6035 Ridge Road Gibsonia, PA, 15044 United States (map)

This sausage workshop will teach attendees about the many different types of sausage and its production. The workshop will go through the process from start to finish, from meat selection to consumption, and discuss different ways to create flavorful sausages. 

Participants will learn the following:

• Local farms and sources for finding sustainable meat
• How to select meat for sausages
• Information about fat content and the good fat you want in your sausages
• How to grind meat for sausages
• All about natural and artificial casings
• How to proportion and weigh ingredients depending on type of sausage
• How to stuff sausages
• Basics of how to cook a sausage

NOTE: If you'd like to pay for this event with cash or check, please e-mail craft@chatham.edu or call 412-365-1118

Chatham Alumni receive a 10% discount! Use code ALUMNI at checkout.


Instructor: Maya Lantgios

Maya Lantgios graduated from Chatham University’s Masters in Food Studies program in 2018. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Chatham in Sustainability. While attending school Maya has worked as a fish cutter for over two years at a local grocery store in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Her completed Masters thesis work was on butchery and meat production and consumer perceptions of animal products. Fish cutting was her entry point into processing animals but she went on to complete a one-year whole animal butchery apprenticeship at Bardine’s Country Smokehouse in Crabtree PA. Through the apprenticeship Maya was able to refine her sausage making skills as well as learn about curing and smoking techniques. Throughout her time at Chatham Maya has led a number of butchery-focused workshops for students and community members. As the new Maker in Residence for Chatham’s Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation, Maya plans to lead more workshops and continue to deepen community engagement with meat processing.

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