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September 2019

Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Course

Whether you’re interested in raising your own pigs (as we do at Vale House), or just a keen cook looking to acquire new skills and learn more about how your meat comes to the table, this fascinating Pig Butchery Course covers everything from pig husbandry to smoking, curing, sausage making and more. Skills • Confidence in butchering a whole pig • Cooking different cuts of pork • Curing and smoking • Health and hygiene awareness • Knife skills • Looking…

Course date: 21st September 2019

Price per person: £195

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

Taught by smoking and preserving expert Steven Lamb, of River Cottage, this Smoking and Curing Masterclass will equip you with all the skills you need to create delicious cured and smoked meat and fish in your own kitchen. These traditional methods not only preserve fresh ingredients but take them to a whole new level of incredible flavour. Skills • Basic Butchery • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Dry Curing • Brining • Hot & cold smoked fish • Bacon…

Course date: 22nd September 2019

Price per person: £195

One Day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Introduction to Foraging Course

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fascinating Introduction to Foraging Course. You’ll gather and prepare your own wild ingredients, gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. Skills • How to forage sustainably within the law and with good practice • How to safely collect prepare and cook common seasonal wild foods • How to identify common seasonal edible and non-edible plants and fungi, and the habitats in which to find them The…

Course date: 26th September 2019

Price per person: £140

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chutney making course

Autumn Preserves

Autumn is traditionally the time to preserve all the bounty of summer and the harvest, and store up some delicious treats for the wintry month ahead – and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on this Autumn Preserves Course, using delicious authentic recipes. Skills • Selecting and preparing the best ingredients • Slow cooking and keeping it simple • How to remove scum • How to test for a set • How to test for pectin • How to test…

Course date: 29th September 2019

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


October 2019

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Introduction to Game Shooting

Our Introduction to Game Shooting course aims to give you a full day in the field, experiencing everything game shooting has to offer. Incorporating both a clay pigeon shoot and a couple of game drives, it’s the ideal way for less experienced guns to learn more about the sport. Skills • Clay pigeon shooting • Driven game shooting • Etiquette, tipping and the countryside code We’ll meet at the award-winning Shellard’s Shoot just outside Bath for a few breakfast bites…

Course date: 5th October 2019

Price per person: £450

One Day - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

Our 2 Day Shooting Experience aims to fully introduce you to both Game Shooting and how to put Game on the menu at home. On Day 1, we will meet at Award winning Shellards Shoot where after a few breakfast bites you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After lunch we will cover the subjects of driven game shooting, etiquette, tipping and the countryside code and then head off…

Course dates: 5th October 2019 - 6th October 2019

Price per person: £625

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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