Sourdough Class with Stephen Arnott

An unforgettable sourdough class in NSW

Are you ready to master the art of sourdough bread making? Join us for an immersive and hands-on sourdough class led by our expert hosts.

Allie is your co-host, co-founder of Morpeth Sourdough Bakery, and Master of Food Microbiology. With detailed knowledge of food fermentations, (having previously worked for the largest bakery in Australia) you’ll be privy to the fascinating science of sourdough.

The other half of the dynamic duo is Stephen Arnott, a sourdough master baker from one of the oldest baking families in Australia, and the class is run from the Historic Arnott Bakehouse built in 1850.

We've been baking sourdough since 2000 and retailing at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse in Morpeth since 2003. Our ancestors are famous bakers and you are probably most familiar with William Arnott. Not only is he Stephen's great, great, great grandfather, but he was the founder of Arnott's Biscuits! He baked here at this very site back in the 1860s.

We believe that our passion, expertise, history, and setting make us a contender for the best sourdough class in NSW. Be sure to book in to a class date now or buy a class voucher for a later date or give as a gift, for a unique experience at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse that you won’t forget anytime soon.

Take home Arnott's sourdough culture, exclusive Masterclass apron, fermented dough, recipes, methods, prep notes and plenty of fond memories. 

Key information

  • Class every Saturday
  • Start @ 10.00 am
  • Lunch @ 12.30 pm (provided)
  • Finish @ 2.00 pm
  • Located at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse
  • $170 per person inc our gift to you 
  • Class size of six, allowing for maximum engagement
  • Gift vouchers for the class are available in our shop

We run small classes for the best experience, so spots fill up quickly. To secure your preferred class date, click on the link here to book into a class.

We offer private bookings, too!

For those looking for a sourdough class in NSW, but are interested in a private group experience, we offer bookings for a minimum of 4 people. Gather your friends, family, or colleagues for a memorable sourdough session tailored to your group. Contact us directly to arrange a private group booking.

We’re the place to be for a sourdough class in NSW

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the secrets of sourdough bread making in a fun and interactive setting. Whether you're a beginner or have some baking experience, our class is designed to enhance your skills and deepen your understanding of the sourdough process.

Join us for a delightful day of kneading, shaping, and learning as you create your own delicious sourdough from scratch. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey into the world of sourdough making.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the area, check out our boutique accommodation.

Fancy a Sourdough class in NSW?

Our next 2024 dates are:

Bookings are available every Saturday until the end September:

  • 3rd August
  • 10th August
  • 17th August
  • 24th August
  • 31st August
  • 7th September
  • 14th September
  • 21st September

Classes sell out fast, so jump up to the "Book Direct" button or click here  to view the booking engine with all available Saturday class dates. Further dates will be uploaded online until 30th November 2024 soon. Other weekdays by appointment.




The sourdough class was a huge experience. We learnt so much about the process of making sourdough and enjoyed lots of hands on practice as well. Hosts were a wealth of knowledge and keen to pass on so much to us. Lunch was also great. A great day out.


Great course in a historical place. After 30 years flour milling experience, I have once again learnt a lot. Having Allie as a Food Technologist and Stephen as a hands on Baker all details of the Sourdough process was well explained. My wife and I can't wait to put it into practice and bake tasty healthy sourdough. I would highly recommend the course.

My husband and I did this course and thoroughly enjoyed it! Both Stephen & Alison are very personable and made the course very enjoyable indeed! Lovely lunch, great interaction and learnt a lot! Hopefully now I’ll be more successful making loaves at home! At least we can reach out if we need to.
Great experience, I got a lot out of it!

I really enjoyed my day. Had a great time and meet new people. Learnt something new.

Fantastic experience learning all things sourdough from the master baker himself! Thank you for sharing your years of skill and knowledge with us Stephen and Allison. Can't wait to get baking at home!
Very knowledgeable hosts & delicious lunch provided.
I got to actively participate in the whole experience, meet great people and hear some amazing history around Arnott’s, the building, and Morpeth. I can’t wait to put what I have learnt into practice, Stephen was really keen to learn about my experiences and to help me further expand on my skills. Very grateful that I chose this class over the others on offer.
Great experience, I would highly recommend
Thank you it was a wonderful and informative experience and I learnt many interesting things and history. I loved it and would highly recommend going! Looking forward to trying my new learned skills at home.
Fantastic course, lots of hands on experience and left feeling like I learned something new.
My daughter gave me this experience for a Christmas Present and attended the class with me. It was a very personal class with only the two of us and we were both very impressed with the depth of knowledge shown by Stephen and Allie. Enjoyable lunch and plenty of information. Cannot wait to feed my culture and start baking. Thank you Stephen for your personal approach.
A truly unique opportunity to learn about the art of sourdough culture (pun intended) and sourdough bread-making from a renowned expert in a very personal, “hands on” way. Also loved hearing, first hand, about the family history of a true Australian icon (Arnott’s Biscuits).
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