Thank you. We have added the item to your cart.

If you would like to add additional places, please click on Add to Cart again and the quantity in your cart will update.

If you are now ready to checkout, please either click here or press the basket button at the top right of the page.

Or if you want to continue to browse the site, then when you are ready to checkout please click the basket at the top right of the page.

Artisan food with Tim Maddams


Friday 20th October 2017
Only 4 spaces left

Friday 12th January 2018
Spaces Available

Or Call 01283 810275 To Book

About the Course

This one day Artisan food course shows you the skills needed to make the most out of locally sourced food in your own home.  On this action packed day we will cover an introduction to bread making, cheese making, preserving, hot smoking and making your own pasta. You will leave confident to re-create the dishes and techniques learnt in your own kitchen, varying these with different flavour combinations throughout the seasons.

Your chef for the day will be Tim Maddams.  Tim rose to fame at the River Cottage as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Head Chef.  Tim is passionate about ethically produced, locally sourced food and teaching people how to cook fresh, simple and seasonal dishes.

Techniques you will learn on this Artisan food course. 

- How to make fresh bread

- How to make a simple curd cheese from Raw milk and flavour this with seasonal herbs

- How to hot smoke, a versatile technique which can be used on a variety of meat, fish and game

- How to make pasta from scratch and roll it by hand or using a pasta machine

- How to make a tasty Relish to accompany your bread and cheese

Recipes on this Artisan food course: *

- Fresh pasta with cauliflower, chilli and garlic

- Focaccia bread

- Delicious simple curd cheese flavoured with olive oil and fresh herbs

- Hot smoked trout

- Seasonal Relish 

* We reserve the right to change dishes if dietary requirements or allergies necessitate.


The perfect Artisan food course for.... people who want to learn more about creating their own artisan food at home and have an interest in making the most out of locally sourced food.


Food & Travel Review 

"Tim Maddams talks quickly, which is just as well as we've got a lot to get through.  The former head chef of the River Cottage Canteen's course covers bread, cheese, pasta, hot smoking and preserving.  Things don't feel rushed though in the airy and well appointed kitchens of Seasoned Cookery School. 

One is used to eating well on cookery courses, but taking home a goodie bag is a real treat. I can't wait to get some rennet and start cheese making at home.  Thats the real bonus: after just one day with Tim we have come away with the skills and techniques that can build on and adapted for years to come."  

Food & Travel Magazine - December 2016

Related cookery courses:

Game cookery class

Forage & Feast 

Lunch is provided on all of our cookery courses as well as all equipment and aprons. You will enjoy the food that you have created throughout the day.  On this Artisan cookery course your lunch will be a delicious fresh pasta dish, that you will be able to enjoy in our dining room with a glass of wine.

All of our cookery course take place at our cookery school on the Catton Hall estate on the Derbyshire / Staffordshire border, with great transport links from neighbouring cities such as Birmingham, Lichfield, Derby and Leicestershire.

When booking onto the Artisan food course please inform us when booking if you have any allergies, dietary requirements or are vegetarian.  (This course is suitable for vegetarians).

Please e-mail info@seasonedcourses.com if you require further information about this course

Course Information:

Most full day courses run from 10:00am until 4:00pm 

If different, this will be stated on the course page

Lunch & refreshments throughout the day are provided


We will take care of the washing up so you can enjoy the day

Free on site parking is available.

Join the Seasoned monthly newsletter