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November 2021

Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

A one-day Introduction to Bread Making Course designed to introduce you to a wide range of delicious British and Continental breads and doughs, and give you the confidence to make them regularly at home. Baking your own bread might seem intimidating to many home cooks, but we aim to completely demystify the process and show you just how easy and rewarding it can be. Skills • English Bloomer • Focaccia/Ciabatta • Pain Paysanne • Pain Viennoise • Soda Bread •…

Course date: 21st November 2021

Price per person: £175.00

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

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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: 27th November 2021

Price per person: £195.00

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

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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: 28th November 2021

Price per person: £195.00

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

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December 2021

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Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills, feathered and furred game, through to delicious recipes and how to cook them. Both Bod and Kieran are passionate about using game in the kitchen and they hope to…

Course date: 5th December 2021

Price per person: £195.00

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

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Festive Smoking and Curing Masterclass

In the run up to the festive season there are many curing and smoking recipes that could bring a whole host of wonderful, traditional dishes to your table. If you want to go the extra mile with your seasonal meals, this practical Festive Smoking and Curing Masterclass will give you the confidence and know-how to create flavoursome festive ingredients such as glazed ham, brined / BBQ turkey and beautiful smoked salmon. Skills Basic Butchery Hot Smoking Cold Smoking Dry Curing…

Course date: 11th December 2021

Price per person: £195.00

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

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January 2022

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Game Butchery and Cookery Course

Here in Britain we have some incredible wild game, but so often we find that cooking with it can be an intimidating prospect even for an experienced home cook. This Game Butchery and Cookery Course aims to introduce you to the world of British game, covering everything from practical preparation skills, feathered and furred game, through to delicious recipes and how to cook them. Both Bod and Kieran are passionate about using game in the kitchen and they hope to…

Course date: 9th January 2022

Price per person: £195.00

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

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Virtual Marmalade

There’s nothing quite like hot buttered toast topped with gorgeously tangy marmalade, especially if you've made it yourself. This Virtual Marmalade Course will take place over two one hour sessions on consecutive days. Vale House Kitchen Founder Bod Griffiths will firstly show you how to set up your equipment and then prep your fruit so that you have exactly the right ingredients in the pan. This session will cover how to juice the fruit properly, prepping your muslin bag and…

Course dates: 12th January 2022 - 13th January 2022

Price per person: £25.00

Half Day - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Introduction to Smoking and Curing

This half day Introduction to Smoking and Curing Course is aimed at introducing you to the surprisingly straightforward techniques of smoking and dry curing. You can then use these skills at home to transform fresh ingredients into something seriously special. Skills • Making a Dry Cure • Dry Curing • Hot Smoking • Cold Smoking • Hot smoked Fish • Bacon • Chroizo/Salami The course will focus on the technical skills behind home dry curing, using ingredients freshly prepared for…

Course date: 15th January 2022

Price per person: £95.00

Half Day - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Course

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Course is the perfect course for you – complete novices absolutely welcome. Professional chef Kieran Lenihan will guide you through all the basic skills you need to start making simple, delicious meals with fabulous local and seasonal ingredients. From basic knife handling and the preparation of meat and fish, to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Kieran will also share some of his favourite recipes and his top tips…

Course date: 16th January 2022

Price per person: £175.00

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

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Virtual Bacon Making and Cold Smoking

Join us for an hour of Making Bacon and learning how to Cold Smoke it with Vale House Kitchen founder Bod Griffiths. On this virtual session Bod will talk you through turning pork into delicious breakfast bacon. He will show you how to make a dry cure and teach you the science behind how salt works so that you have perfect results every time. We will then cover cold smoking so that you are able to add an extra layer…

Course date: 19th January 2022

Price per person: £25.00

Half Day - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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