The Perfect Gift
Christmas shopping season is upon us, and with it the annual challenge of finding the perfect gift for friends and family. We know that you don’t want to spend your hard-earned cash on any old thing – so may we suggest a fabulous Vale House Kitchen gift voucher? Redeemable against any of our courses, we reckon our gift vouchers make the perfect gift for just about anyone – and we’re happy to show our working. Our courses (and therefore our vouchers) are ideal for…
With everything from shooting weekends to foraging days, we’ve got some fantastic courses that get you out and about, taking full advantage of the gorgeous countryside that surrounds Vale House. Learn to fly-fish on our beautiful local lakes, try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or a wild game drive, or discover the bounty of edible plants and fungi to be found in our forests and hedgerows, all whilst getting your boots muddy and your cheeks rosy in the glorious fresh air.
Total beginners & curious amateurs
Know someone who wants to get stuck in in the kitchen, but needs a bit of help and encouragement? Not all of our courses are for experts – our hugely Beginners’ Cookery Course, for example, will equip you with all the crucial basic skills you need to gain confidence in your cookery, from basic knife-handling to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Meanwhile, if you fancy having a go at a new skill, how about our smoking and curing courses? Learn how to create mouth-watering salami, sausages, bacon and more, with no previous experience necessary – we offer half day or full day courses.
Looking for ways to make a difference in the world? We’re committed to encouraging sustainable practises when it comes to food and drink, so our courses are ideal for anyone who wants to shop, cook and eat more mindfully. Join us for a game butchery day, for example, to learn all about how adding wild British game to your diet supports a sustainable, high-welfare industry, or try our pig butchery days to learn more about raising your own meat – we keep our own pigs at Vale House and we love being in control of the entire journey that brings pork to our table.
Hipsters & homemakers
Our hugely-popular Introduction to Bread-Making will intrigue anyone who never misses an episode of Bake-Off, whilst sourdough addicts simply must attend our Two-Day Bread Masterclass to learn how to make their own loaves for the ultimate smashed avo on toast. On our preserving courses, meanwhile, you’ll earn your pinny as an expert in the fine art of marmalade-making, or discover how to preserve the gorgeous flavours of summer with our delicious Jams, Jellies and Cordials class.
What to buy for the person who has everything? A gift voucher is definitely the answer – give the gift of an experience and you can guarantee it’s something they don’t already have! Our vouchers come in a full range of denominations from £10 to £300 and can be redeemed against any of our courses, so no matter how impossible your relatives are to buy for, they’re bound to find something that catches their imagination.
Have we got you convinced? You can order now with just a few clicks and get a few folks ticked off your Christmas list – just visit our gift vouchers page here.