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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

Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative Introduction to Foraging Course. Come with us on a wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with…

Course date: 11th April 2019

Price per person: £140

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

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Lamb Butchery and Cookery Course

With the popularity of smallholdings growing and more people opting to DIY when it comes to butchery and buying locally reared top notch high welfare meat the time for a course on Lamb / Mutton butchery is upon us. Tackling any whole animal is a challenge, but lamb needn’t cause any major problems. The lamb butchery course is designed to teach you the basics of dealing with the whole carcass, from offal to stock, stopping off at chops, joints, cutlets,…

Course date: 13th April 2019

Price per person: £195

1 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: 26th April 2019

Price per person: £195

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

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Fly Fishing Course

Beginners Fly Fishing Course

This 1 day introduction to Fly Fishing course starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before we head out with renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. After mastering the art of casting and learning about which flies will tempt the trout we will spend the day fishing and hopefully land a fair few for the table!…

Course date: 27th April 2019

Price per person: £180

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

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Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

The first day of this 2-day experience starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep takes you out to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. The day ends with a fishing session, when hopefully you’ll land a fair few for the table! Lunch is included. Skills About the tackle, what it does and how to set it…

Course dates: 27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019

Price per person: £350

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

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