Be your own butcher with DIY classes at Save On Meats
Need a winter cooking project? The butchery and curing classes at Save on Meats open up a whole world of creative possibilities. The beginner bacon- and sausage-making class shows you how ridiculously easy it is to cure your own pork belly—with a few key cautions—and season it in all sorts of ways. Students also get to roll pancetta and make sausages from scratch, grinding the meat and using a vintage machine to stuff it into casings. The three-hour class costs $85, and you take four pounds of your own meaty creations home; see the Save On Meats website for dates and other DIY classes.