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What You Can Expect to Learn at Canning University?

Select from the list of classes and start gaining knowledge of home canning and food safety. More classes will be added over the next few months so you may continue to grow your understanding of food preservation.

Principles of Pressure Canning

Receive a FREE copy of Beginner’s Guide to Canning cookbook (a $15 value) and a FREE downloadable Pressure Canning Toolkit when you enroll as a new student.

This Series 200 course provides in-depth learning and certification. After this online course, students will be able to:

  1. Safely and confidently preserve low-acid recipes all on your own using a pressure canner.
  2. Operate a pressure canner, whether stovetop or digital.
  3. Possess a solid understanding of how we are able to do what we do in our home kitchens through the use of science and math.
  4. Understand foodborne pathogens and how to avoid them spoiling food and making us sick.
  5. Preserve two separate pressure canning recipes after working together step-by-step in the class.
  6. Identify misnomers and misinformation to stay on track when searching the internet for new recipes to preserve.
  7.  Determine your altitude so you may safely process your home canned foods.
  8. Assess which tools and equipment are essential making your experience in the kitchen enjoyable and efficient.

Plus a Free Book & Toolkit

 $500 Value
Over 5 hours of learning

Thickening agents

This Elective class gives insight and understanding of how to safely use thickening agents in home canning recipes. After this online course, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between the various types of thickening agents safe for home canning.
  2. Understand viscosity’s role in home canning and how to provide ample liquidity to a canning recipe.
  3. Learn how to use natural foods to create desired thickness in a canning recipe.
  4. Create and preserve a delicious canning recipe using cook-type ClearJel.
  5. Understand heat transfer and what happens to a recipe once it cools and is reheated.


 $150 Value
1 hour of learning

The Art of Pickling

This Series 100 course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the many styles of pickling. After this online course, students will be able to:

  1. Know the difference between fermentation and pickling.
  2. Understand the many different types of pickles and how to preserve them.
  3. Dive into the history and culture of pickling.
  4. Possess insight into reasoning and methodology behind the art of pickling.
  5. Understand the importance of and how to create safe brine ratios for home canning.
  6. Raw and hot pack three delicious canning recipes from start to finish.
  7. Understand scientific precision while exploring culinary creativity.

SALE: $25.00

 $375 Value
Over 1 1/2 hours of learning

All Things Tomato Canning

This Series 100 course provides students with an in-depth understanding of how to safely preserve tomatoes. After this online course, students will be able to:

  1. Safely preserve tomatoes using water bathers and pressure canners, understanding the key differences between the two methods.
  2. Explore tomato varieties, learn about acidity, and discover how growing conditions affect flavor and acidity.
  3. Create and preserve a variety of canning recipes such as diced, whole, and quartered tomatoes, Latin Sofrito, sweet treats like Green Tomato Jam and Tomato Chutney. 
  4. Master the culinary technique of blanching/peeling.
  5. Conquer culinary math using interactive PDFs equipped with audio guidance.
  6. Learn to effortlessly convert fresh ingredients and understand the mathematics behind shopping for commercially canned tomatoes.
  7. Learn the hot and raw jar packing methods, understanding the pros and cons of each method, providing you with the versatility to excel in your canning endeavors.


 $225 Value
FREE for a Limited Time
Over 1 1/2 hours of learning