Artisan Demo and Dine
Join us for an artisan masterclass followed by a four course lunch of the finest seasonal fare.
We are delighted to announce this new series of events, in which you will enjoy a half-day (2 hour) masterclass from one of River Cottage’s expert tutors, followed by a fantastic 4 course meal focusing on the subject of their demonstration.
Our Chef Tutors will explain and show you some of the key principles of their specialist subject, and demonstrate innovative dishes which will be served as canapés or incorporated into your lunch.
This is not a hand-on course, but a great opportunity to watch and learn about some of our core River Cottage subjects – and indeed work up an appetite for a feast that exemplifies the skill in question.
Once the masterclass is finished, canapés will be served with a glass of our River Cottage Organic Sparkling Wine. You will have a chance to chat with your tutor and ask questions before your 4-course lunch is served.
Making Veg the Star – Spring - Sunday 8th May 2022
Learn how to make seasonal vegetables the stars of the show with sensational plant-based starters and mains
Pasta-making using British Flours - Friday 29th July 2022
Learn how to make 2 brilliant pasta doughs using the finest British organic flours, and serve them beautifully with sauces made from the best seasonal ingredients.
Introduction to Charcuterie - Date Coming Soon
Learn how to get started in artisan charcuterie with home-cured bacon and chorizo.
Fundamentals of Fermentation - Date Coming Soon
Learn the rudiments of home-fermenting with an introduction to sauerkrauts, kombucha and kefir.
11.00 - 15.30
Arrive at River Cottage
You’ll be met at the top of the hill and begin your River Cottage experience with a 10-15 minute walk through the wonderful pathways down to the farm, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley.
Settle into the 18th Century Threshing barn with a cup of tea or coffee as your masterclass begins. Your tutor will demonstrate the key principles of the specialist subject and create dishes for you to try during your visit.
Once your masterclass has finished, you'll enjoy the canape tasters with a glass of fizz and have an opportunity to ask any burning questions.
You'll take a seat at the table and your chef will talk you through the menu and share more about our philosophy as well as the provenance and preparation of our seasonal dishes.
It's finally time to tuck into the four course menu of fantastic local and seasonal produce.
There'll be time for a coffee or tea before you head up the hill to the car park.
Please note: This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course at River Cottage. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on seasonal availability.
On occasion cookery schools will use equipment that includes induction hobs. It is recommended that people with pace makers should not work on these units. If you are concerned or would like to check whether or not induction hobs will be used on the course you are interested in, please call us on 01297 630302.
This course is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.
We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.
We would advise that this course is only really suitable for 12 years of age and upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
Please contact us before you book if you have any dietary requirements.
With many of our courses there are often treats and leftovers to take away with you. In our quest to be more sustainable we are encouraging guests to bring their own containers and bags to transport their produce home. Details of what is required for each course will be included in booking emails.
- Sustainable Restaurant Association
- Food and Travel Magazine 2017
- Great British Food Awards 2017
- Great British Food Awards 2018