Bread and Butter


$100.00 for a 3-hour session

Select Dates Only, 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Limit Four (4) Participants. 

Pre-registration is required. Unable to modify for gluten or dairy free.

HOW TO BOOK: Click on your desired date and follow the prompts to pay on our secure online portal. A member of our staff will be in touch following your registration to confirm, provide additional information, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you!

Participants receive a souvenir ceramic butter bell. Measuring 3.25″ wide by 4.25″ tall, this traditional way to keep butter soft, fresh, and cool without refrigeration is fully glazed and dishwasher safe! Instructions included.

Immerse yourself in the past by learning the basics of those essential historic kitchen staples: bread and butter. In this unique three-hour experience, participants receive personalized instruction in baking and butter-churning under the guidance of our knowledgeable domestic life historians. We’ll prepare a simple bread recipe from scratch, bake it over the open hearth, and churn our own fresh butter by hand in our 1814 Summer Kitchen. Your day on the farm also includes tours of the new Renfrew Mill to learn about the process of grinding grain into flour and the 1810 Royer Milkhouse where fresh dairy was stored and processed into cream, butter, and cheese. Participants receive a souvenir ceramic butter bell and recipe card to take home, along with any leftover bread and butter. Join us for a delicious afternoon at Renfrew!

PROGRAM NOTES:  Workshop admission is sold individually. Class will be a mixed group of no more than four (4) people. Children ages ten and over are welcome with a registered responsible adult. Entire fee of $100.00 by credit card is due at the time of booking and may be refunded for cancellations up to one (1) week prior to the scheduled lesson. Fee is forfeited if cancellation occurs less than seven (7) days before the class.  Fee will be refunded for cancellation in extreme cases such as a medical emergency, severe weather conditions, temporary closure of Renfrew’s business operations, or any other unforeseen event at the discretion of museum administration.  Please be advised that classes are dependent on staff availability. Renfrew reserves the right to reschedule your class to a mutually acceptable date should instructors, for any reason, become unavailable on your preferred date.

Due to the nature of this program, we are unable to make menu alterations to accommodate gluten or dairy free dietary needs. Participants are encouraged to wear long sleeves and long pants in natural fibers.  Avoid hairspray or scented body products that may contain alcohol or other flammable materials. You are welcome to bring your own apron if desired. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy close-toed shoes as we will be walking over gravel and uneven terrain up to the Renfrew Mill and over to the Milkhouse while our dough is rising. Total distance for the day is about one (1) mile. Period hot-pads, utensils, drinking vessels, bakeware and dishware will be provided. Participants may bring their own water bottle, if desired. Photographs are encouraged! No video, please.

Please Select Your Date

All sessions run from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Saturday April 27, 2024


Tuesday June 11, 2024


Monday October 14, 2024


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