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March 2019

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: 30th March 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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April 2019

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Venison Butchery and Cookery Day

The premise for the design of the Venison Butchery and 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 and then have the chance to get involved hands-on, with a cookery session designed to show you how to get…

Course date: 13th April 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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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: 26th April 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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June 2019

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Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb

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 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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July 2019

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BBQ and Outdoor Eating

One of the very best things about summer is the chance to enjoy some fabulous al fresco feasts – so, we’re bringing you a mouth-watering course all about outdoor cooking and making the most of your BBQ. Led by professional chef Kieran Lenihan, this course will cover everything you need to know for a fantastic summertime gathering, from showstopping main dishes to scrumptious sides and a whole lot more. Skills • Choosing the right equipment & how to BBQ safely…

Course date: 14th July 2019

Price per person: £150

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

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September 2019

Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

Join us for this fantastic hands on Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course. Anyone who loves to cook will find that studying butchery is fantastic for helping you to make the most out of your ingredients, upgrade your knife skills, get a little more creative in the kitchen and feel more confident about sourcing and purchasing the best high-welfare meat. Skills • Butchery • Primal Cuts • Knife Skills • Seam Butchery • Trimming and sorting • Offal – the fifth…

Course date: 11th September 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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