Fermentation Series

Fermented foods have become one of the most popular food trends. If you are considering creating, incorporating, serving and featuring fermented items in your small business or food service establishment, Madison College is offering a new non-credit series, the Culinary Enthusiast Fermentation Series. This series consists of five hands-on three-day courses and will provide you with an understanding of fermentation history, science, nutrition, and flavors as they apply to dairy, beverages, vegetables, and breads.


We invite you to get to know our Fermentation instruction team and try out a fermentation class soon!

Linda Conroy

Linda Conroy is a vibrant, passionate woman who continually seeks to deepen her connection to the earth. She is an herbalist, wild food aficionado and home cheese maker. She is the creator of Wild Eats Community Meals, Moonwise Herbs and The Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. Participants in programs organized and/or facilitated by Linda walk away with an appreciation for the natural world as well skills for incorporating plants and whole food into their daily life.

Shawn Rediske

Shawn Rediske began his baking career as a hobby while working professionally as an engineer. Engineering developed his passion for process; time revealed a desire to help people and support sustainability. Shawn, is the co-owner and baker at Water House Foods, in Lake Mills, which specializes in making tasty foods using Wisconsin and organic ingredients. Shawn spends much of his time sharing what he’s learned by teaching baking and cooking classes.

Faith Anacker

Faith Anacker, owner of Fizzeology Foods is a visionary fermentologist, a lifetime student of mother nature and committed to sustainable life practices. She is fed by making connections and sharing information. Relationships are what tie her passions together- connecting body, mind and spirit. She offers workshops and classes about fermentation, wise traditional lifestyle, and consumer awareness.



Try our fun and highly affordable enrichment cooking classes, which are offered at a variety of locations throughout our district. No experience required, and supplies are provided. Meet some new people and enjoy the food you prepare together.


To register, obtain the 5-digit class number from the course links above and phone (608) 258-2301, ext 2.

No application is needed. If you have never taken a class here before, you can facilitate enrollment by creating a student account.

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