Learn how to cook locally sourced game with former River Cottage head chef, Tim Maddams on this one day game Masterclass.  From skinning a hare, to breasting wild duck & making duck 'bacon' this is a course for a game enthusiast.

Learn how to cook locally sourced game with former River Cottage head chef, Tim Maddams on this one day game cookery course.


On this practical course you will learn to make a range of cured and smoked products such as bacon, pancetta, bresaola, prosciutto, guanciale, lardo, salami and pastrami as well as hot and cold smoking techniques for fish, poultry and game.  Led by Steven Lamb this course will expand your knowledge of food and increase your culinary repertoire.

  • Sun 24th Jan 2021 10:15am Spaces Available
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A gluten free baking course full of delicious breads, baking and patisserie.

Perfect the art of making sourdough on our sourdough masterclass. This course is aimed at people who already bake Sourdough and are looking for some pointers and guidance to improve the bread they are making.  This will be a fun & action packed day of baking using different flours, different shaping techniques and recapping on how to maintain your starter to make truly delicious sourdough bread.

Huge Range of Cookery Courses

Our huge range of courses covers everything from kitchen classics to specialist skills such as home smoking and seasonal foraging. For less confident cooks we have courses that will teach you the basics to cook a great dinner for friends and family. For those looking to advance their knowledge, there are courses covering skills including macaron making, fine patisserie or cooking with game. If time is short, then we also offer some half day courses.

Our chefs also teach the skills behind regional cooking, such as Indian, Spanish, Italian or Middle Eastern food. Many courses can also be adapted for anyone looking for vegetarian options. We also offer a number of courses in gluten-free cooking and baking and can adapt some other courses. Running up to Christmas, we can help you get in the mood, and get ahead, with some of the dishes and bakes for your festivities.

How to Book

If you’re ready to go ahead with your booking, then follow the instruction on each course page to book online. Joining instructions will be emailed to you along with your confirmation. We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay by PayPal. Please also let us know of any dietary requirements.

If you would prefer, you can book over the telephone by calling us on 01283 711681. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have before you book, to ensure the course is going to be right for you. Booking on behalf of someone else? You can either do this on the course page of your choice, or you can send any of our courses as a gift. Full details can be found on our gift vouchers page. If you’d prefer to leave the choice up to them, then we also offer gift vouchers of different values that can be used on many of our courses.