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Butcher’s Happy Hour

Join us every Wednesday in San Francisco or the first Thursday of every month in Napa for Butcher’s Happy Hour. Experience a first hand butchery demonstration while eating fantastic snacks and sipping a glass of wine or a local brew. Butcher’s Happy Hour is a free event and goes from 5:30pm to 7pm.

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All classes are from 11 am until 3pm at our shop in Napa. The cost of the class includes a morning snack, lunch and a bag of meaty goodies you helped to prepare. The class size is small (10 person maximum) and as hands on as you make it. All classes are $200 per person, which includes lunch and an array of treats to take home. To reserve, e-mail us at with your full name and telephone number.

Sausage 101

October 03 2015

Saturday, February 27
Saturday, May 14
Linked, coiled, emulsified and smoked. If you are a sausage enthusiast yearning to expand your knowledge Sausage 101 will cover a variety of grinding, casing and cooking methods to make you sausage savvy.


November 07 2015

Saturday, November 7 CLASS FULL
Saturday, January 9
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, April 9
Saturday, June 4
If you dream of a secret underground lair strung with lengths of drying salami join us for Salumi! Learn the basics of curing and make cacciatorini, salami cotto and guanciale.

Pig + Woman + Knife

November 14 2015

Saturday, November 14 CLASS FULL
Saturday, February 13
Saturday, May 21
Hey ladies! Grab your cleaver and boning knife and join your sisters in a hog butchering class taught by women for women. Learn to break down a whole hog into its primal parts, prepare roasts and other porcine delights.

Patés & Terrines

December 05 2015

Saturday, December 5 CLASS FULL
Saturday, February 20 CLASS FULL
From rustic country style terrines to a sophisticated liver mousse, learn to prepare pâtés for all occasions

Whole Hog Butchery

December 12 2015

Saturday, December 12 CLASS FULL
Saturday, January 23 CLASS FULL
Saturday, March 19 CLASS FULL
Saturday, April 30
Saturday, June 11
Learn to break down a whole hog into its various useful parts, prepare roasts, chops and brochettes.


January 16 2016 11:00 AM

Saturday, January 16

January is the peak of black truffle season. Spend a decadent day immersed in the fragrance of black truffle. Learn to prepare black truffle sausage, crema di lardo with truffle, and other truffled treats.

Lamb Butchery

April 02 2016

Saturday, April 2
In this hands on class you’ll learn to break down a whole local lamb into primal parts, prepare roasts, cut chops and make other delicious lamb preparations.