Learn from the Jam Master


An award-winning master jam maker is set to share her tricks of the trade as part of a new cooking initiative. 

Rosalind Waugh, who creates a range of sweet and savoury preserves under the brand of Rosalind’s Larder has launched a new cookery class at Middlesbrough’s Live Centre.

With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced produce and with many of the ingredients grown on Rosalind’s own Saltersgill allotment which she shares with husband Alan, students on the course will get the opportunity to learn from the Great Taste Awards winning chef.

Rosalind said: “I’ve always loved sharing my knowledge and skills, firstly as a radiographer and now as a master preserve maker.

“Hosting preserve making classes is a new venture for my business and I am really excited to be able to share my experience and pass on my knowledge.

“The opportunity to use the spacious and well-equipped training kitchen in the Live Well Centre in Dundas Arcade was too good to miss, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Live Well Centre Manager Kerry Melling said: “The Live Well Centre is delighted to support any new initiative that helps the town’s residents live a happier, healthier lifestyle.

“Lots of us have turned to home cooking and baking during the pandemic, but there’s also a real drive to get more people eating healthier, fresher food.  Rosalind’s chutneys and jams are packed with local produce, and her classes will be a great chance for people to learn how to make their own.”

2021 has already proven to be another busy and award-winning year for Rosalind’s Larder having collected a coveted 2 Star award at this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards for her Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam – her seventh Great Taste accolade since 2018.

Known as the Oscars of the food industry, the Awards, which are run by the Guild of Fine Food receive over 13,000 entries each year are judged by a panel of industry experts.  This year’s judges said of Rosalind’s award-winning jam: “This jam is a beautiful combination of fruits…a great acidity, tartness and sweetness combine to make for a lovely product.  Delightfully fruity and with a gorgeous thick and chunky texture. A really well-made jam with a superb balance of flavours.”

For more information visit Rosalind’s Larder on Facebook and to book a cookery class visit www.thelivewellcentre.co.uk