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June 2019


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


Simulated Game Day

Our Simulated Game Day is hosted at the award winning Shellard Shoot in the village of Wellow just 15 minutes drive from Vale House Kitchen. Shellards Shoot is an award winning game shoot which focusses on both conservation and providing excellent sport during the game season. The drives used on the simulated days are the same drives used during the season which makes it as realistic as possible, resulting in testing clays throughout each drive. The estate has a valley…

Course date: 22nd June 2019

Price per person: £195

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

Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

This all day session will give you practical experience in baking a range of British and Continental breads from scratch. You will be shown, and then practise, how to mix and knead soft Continental dough and also tighter British doughs. We mix and knead by hand in order for participants to get the ‘feel’ of the dough as it develops. This can be tiring but very worthwhile and our course members always go home tired but smiling and with an…

Course date: 23rd June 2019

Price per person: £160

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

Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

Join us on this one day Beginners Fly Fishing Course. Fancy getting to grips with this fantastic outdoor sport? Involving an artificial ‘fly’ which is cast on a line, fly fishing often has a bit of a reputation as a tricky skill for beginners to acquire – which is why all of our courses take place under the expert guidance of our tutor Neil Keep, who has forty years’ experience fishing all over the UK and plenty of tips &…

Course date: 29th June 2019

Price per person: £180

1 day - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course

Come and join us on our Summer Jams, Jellies and Cordials Course. Join us for this lovely summery course that focuses on traditional methods of preserving the season’s best soft fruits. You’ll learn how to make the most of their gorgeous flavours with classic jams, jellies and cordials that’ll preserve a taste of the sunshine well into the autumn and winter (provided you can resist them that long). Skills • Preparing ingredients • Simmering and boiling ingredients • Potting jam…

Course date: 30th June 2019

Price per person: £150

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


July 2019


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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