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March 2021

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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: 13th March 2021

Price per person: £95

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

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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: 21st March 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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April 2021

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: 10th April 2021

Price per person: £195

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: 11th April 2021

Price per person: £195

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

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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: 17th April 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 18th April 2021

Price per person: £195

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

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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: 25th April 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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May 2021

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: 15th May 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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Fish Cookery Course

Fresh fish is a truly wonderful ingredient to work with in the kitchen, but can often be a little intimidating if you don’t cook it regularly, with quite a few pitfalls to avoid. This Fish Cookery Course is designed to give you the confidence you need to whip up fabulous fish dishes, covering everything from sustainable sourcing, to basic preparation skills, to delicious recipes. Skills • Fileting • Quick cooking • Scaling • Skinning • Smoking and curing The course…

Course date: 16th May 2021

Price per person: £195

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

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June 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: 13th June 2021

Price per person: £175

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

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