'Let's start! Mastering sourdough starters' live on Zoom (Saturdays)



I'm Sharon Roberts, sourdough expert, author of a series of best selling e-books on sourdough, chef and founder of Learn Sourdough.

You will go from beginner without any experience to expert in 3.5 hours, or your money back. No quibbles. No questions. No catches.

This event is a live, interactive event, in real time on ZOOM and hosted by me.

On this highly acclaimed event you will learn the entire process of how to create a powerful, high performance starter from start to infinity, step by step.

You need a powerful, high performance starter to make authentic sourdough bread.

'Let’s Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters’ has been created for you to succeed.

You’ll create a sourdough starter during this ZOOM workshop and discover the science in plain English. All previous hitches and frustrations you may have encountered, will be resolved.

Everything you learn is based on science, in plain English and you’ll find it all in one place during this outstanding event.

There is nothing else like this incredible, interactive ZOOM event. It’s packed with everything you’ll ever need to know about sourdough starters.

This 3.5 hour ZOOM event is ideal if you want to start baking your own authentic sourdough bread but have zero experience or very little experience, love eating good food, want to eat better, if you've failed in your previous sourdough attempts, are producing frisbees (a technical term!) or just want to get cracking baking real bread.

How to create a powerful, high performance starter from scratch, step by step, using proven scientific methods so that you succeed first time. You create a starter only once.  A starter is essential to make authentic sourdough bread.

How to troubleshoot a new or established starter confidently so that you don't bin it unnecessarily.

How to maintain a starter to pass on to the next generation (some starters are over 100 years old!) so that your children and grandchildren continue to bake sourdough bread, that's delicious and nutritious.

How to store a high-performance starter (you’ll learn all the techniques) so that the starter fits in with your life and not the other way round.

How to spot dubious sourdough recipes so that you don't waste your time.

How to create your own fabulous sourdough recipes with ease, so that you can bake to suit your taste and your family's.

How to maintain and store small quantities of high-performance starter so your fridge isn’t overrun.

How much starter to use in your sourdough loaf and why, so that you don't end up with a claggy frisbee.

How to successfully refresh a neglected starter even if its been in your fridge, untouched for 1 year

How to avoid 5 common mistakes when refreshing a starter so that it is powerful and will raise dough, every single time.

I use 2 cameras during all Zoom events. This means, you get the benefit of seeing close ups of my working hands as well as a wider view. You’ll see this on your screen at the same time. This is very useful for you and gives a highly personalised experience.

The total value of this event is £775. You pay £40.

You get my expertise for 3.5 hours valued at: £600
Discount vouchers valued at: £100
Money Back Guarantee valued at: £ 40
Stunning 65 page colour e-book with videos & pictures valued at £ 35

'Let’s Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters’ has been created for you to succeed. Or your money back. No quibbles. No questions. No catches.

When? Scroll up and click on, 'See available dates'
Times? There's a selection of times to suit everyone
Duration? 3.5 hours
How to book? Scroll up to 'See available dates'. I will respond to your email quickly. Please check your spam folder.

This event is also available as a 'Special Offer Bundle' with the practical, 'Hands in Sourdough'. You'll be making your first successful loaf of sourdough with me on Zoom.

I'm here to help. Please contact me, Sharon Roberts by scrolling down to 'Chat with the maker'. I'm just 1 click away.

The event is relaxed, fun and informative. What are you waiting for? Join me!

Once you've booked your seat, you will receive a personalised confirmation email from me.

'Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters' is highly acclaimed by fans of Learn Sourdough.

Read what Learn Sourdough fans are saying about this highly acclaimed event, on Zoom:-

I attended Sharon's first ever 'Lockdown' 'Let's Start! Mastering Sourdough Starters', on ZOOM.

My 14-year-old daughter is very keen for me to bake sourdough bread for her - so keen that she spent her own money on buying Sharon's course as a Mother's Day gift for me...and then we went into C19 lockdown. But lockdown didn't deter Sharon in the least and she swiftly adapted her face-to-face sourdough course to an online version and popped her sourdough starter in the post to me. All I needed were a few basic bits of kitchen kit such as a thermometer and digital scales at my end and we were off; I had a most entertaining and informative morning with Sharon and would absolutely recommend her course. My daughter's hard-earned pocket money was well spent. Emma Cullen, Dorset, April 2020

Great session, loads of very good and useful information given in a very clear fun way . Easily understandable. Lovely free samples too. Well worth the money. Mandy da Silva, Wimborne, Dorset

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

1. The Learn Sourdough 100% Money Back Guarantee valued at £40. No quibbles. No questions. No catches
2. The Learn Sourdough 65 page e-book, jam packed with videos, pictures and valuable know-how not found anywhere else, accompanies this outstanding event. This valuable resource is worth £35.
3. You receive £100 worth of practical and exciting discount vouchers to spend in Sharon's favourite shops and on line
4. You'll start a powerful, high performance sourdough starter during the ZOOM event
5. You'll also receive by post some of Sharon's powerful, high performance starter established in 2016 (postage is free!)
6. At the end of the event, you will be a 'Master of Sourdough Starters'.
7. Sharon will present you with the Learn Sourdough Master of Sourdough Starters Diploma. You'll receive it by email
8. You'll be fired up and looking forward to baking real sourdough bread at home
9. You have Sharon's expertise throughout the entire ZOOM event
10. The total value of this superb event is £775. You pay £40!

It's fun too!

This is optional, but useful for building your confidence if you've never used Zoom. Once you've booked, I'll ask you if you want this option. If you do, I'll email you a choice of dates and times. This 5 minute practice is optional and free.

What are you waiting for? Book now!

I look forward to meeting you on ZOOM and getting you started on your sourdough journey.

My very best wishes

What you will need

1 small bag of strong white flour (organic is the spirit of sourdough)
Approximately 5 tablespoons of water.
4 teaspoons
2 small jars OR small ramekin OR small container OR similar. If jars have no lid, use clingfilm.
A set of digital scales (optional but recommended)
Food probe/thermometer (indispensable for sourdough)
tea towel (useful for hands)


Sharon Roberts at Learn Sourdough

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.






3½ hours (10:00am to 1:30pm)

See available dates Buy as a gift voucher

Browse similar courses, kits, live classes and online workshops in:


Live online course
Raymond Hill - - #32584

For a sourdough starter novice like me the course contained a wealth of information and practical steps to take the fear and mystery out of the process of producing an authentic sourdough starter. A good mix of kitchen science and practical advice, together with the friendly atmosphere created by Sharon made this a excellent introduction to tart of real bread making. My own journey starts tonight!

Response from Learn Sourdough:

Thank you Ray for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you. You're now a 'Master of Sourdough Starters'. Congratulations! Kindest regards, Sharon

Leave a review


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?