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Classic Cookery

Whether you'd like to visit River Cottage for one day or four, our range of classic cookery courses provide something for all appetites and abilities. Our ever popular 'One Day Cookery Course' is a great place to start, or for something a little different, the 'River Cottage Experience' offers you the chance to start the day helping out on the farm!


Our range of meat cookery and butchery courses offer something for everyone. From our 'Pig in a Day' butchery course, through to our ever popular 'Meat Curing and Smoking' day, our expert chefs are on hand to welcome you to River Cottage HQ.


Join our team of chefs and experts on one of our fish cookery courses. With a range of options taking you from the coastline to the kitchen, there's something for everyone on one of the River Cottage fish cookery courses.


Whether you're just starting out with bread or you're something of an artisan home baker, our baking courses offer something for everyone. All of our baking courses are held at the River Cottage Cookery School and run by our team of expert chefs and bakers.


Fancy trying something a little different? Our specialist courses provide an opportunity for you to try something off the beaten track.

Outdoor Cookery


Our seasonal series of preserve courses will provide you with everything you need to start making your own jams, chutneys, pickles, cordials, liqueurs and ferments from home.


Explore the world of vegetables at River Cottage with our 'Get Growing' and 'Veg Cookery' courses. If you'd like to get more from your garden or allotment then the vegetable growing course could be the one for you. On the other hand if you're keen to expand your vegetarian cookery repertoire, our vegetarian cookery courses provide a brilliant guide to the skills and techniques required to get more from your meat free menu.

Health & Nutrition

Gluten free cookery courses

Our range of Gluten free cookery courses will help ensure that you never need to miss out on your favourite treats. Our 'Gluten Free Cookery' course will teach you the basics, covering recipes for bread, pastry and cakes. If you've already got the fundamentals covered then why not opt for the 'Advanced Gluten Free Cookery' course, and if you're a fan of pizza and pasta then the 'Gluten Free Italian' is a must!

Pastry courses

From hearty pies to patisserie, our pastry courses offer something for everyone. On the 'Proper Pastry and Pies' course you'll bake up popular classics including sausage rolls, pork pies, steamed puddings, Scotch eggs, tarts and quiches. If the art of patisserie is more your sort of thing then the 'Cakes and Sweet Pastry' course could be for you.