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June 2018
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Smoking and Curing Course

Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods. Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves. The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just…

Course date: 15th June 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass. You’ll then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most…

Course date: 23rd June 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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July 2018
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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the venison cookery day is that although the countryside is full of this fine, healthy meat, it’s often missing from the menu. This one day course will take you on a journey from field to fork. You’ll start with a talk and demonstration on how to skin and butcher a venison carcass. You’ll then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get the most…

Course date: 8th July 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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Game cookery course

Game Butchery and Cookery Day

The trouble with game is that it’s often a case of feast or famine and it’s all to easy to get stuck in a rut with the cookery. The game cookery day is all about turning this tasty wild meat into great dishes. The day begins with an introductory talk, followed by a series of practical preparation and cookery tasks and some demonstrations designed to put game firmly back on the menu in your kitchen. You’ll be shown a modern…

Course date: 13th July 2018

Price per person: £195

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

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September 2018
Pig Butchery Course

Pig Butchery Day

Our Pig butchery day covers everything you need to know about keeping and butchering pigs. We start by talking about pig husbandry, the types of pigs that are kept and can show you our pigs here at Vale House Kitchen (we usually have some Oxford Sandy and Blacks in our orchard.) We then cover the breaking down of the pig into primary cuts and move onto roasting joints and chops.  Its then onto the art of sausage and salami making, followed…

Course date: 29th September 2018

Price per person: £180

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

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October 2018
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The Shooting Experience – 2 day Course

On Day 1, you will be driven to Award winning Shellards Shoot where you will be given a full gun safety briefing by the shooting instructors before enjoying a morning clay-pigeon shooting. After a light lunch you will participate a couple of game drives and have the opportunity to shoot pheasant and other wild game birds. Lunch is included. Skills ✹ Shooting Instruction ✹ Shooting Safety ✹ Shooting Etiquette ✹ Countryside Code On Day 2, game chef extraordinaire Tim Maddams will show…

Course dates: 13th October 2018 - 14th October 2018

Price per person: £600

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

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