Cooking Classes

Roll up those sleeves and learn from our High Country masters

Turn your holiday into a delicious and rewarding experience by taking home some tips from the region’s finest chefs and cooks while getting your hands dirty in one of our cooking schools.

Traditional skills passed on with warmth and sincerity

Our favourite cooking schools

Patrizia Simone's Cooking School

Located in the heart of Bright, the purpose-built cooking school is fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, set in a warm and welcoming environment where students later sit and eat together. Whether you are a casual cook or a dedicated enthusiast, once you spend time with chef Patrizia Simone, you will understand it takes more than a recipe to prepare an authentic Italian meal - and why it's worth it.

From terrines to tarts, pickles to pastries join The Pickled Sister's chef Stewart Gilchrist and walk away with these classic skills that will fortify your cooking repertoire.

Join the dynamic and talented Katrina Pizzini at the cellar door of Pizzini Wines in the King Valley for a pasta, gnocchi and risotto workshop or learn how to bone, stuff and roll a suckling pig, then sit down to indulge in your hard work with a glass of wine.

Spend a day in the beautiful King Valley with Salvatore and Josie Politini as they impart their knowledge of traditional Sicilian recipes including cannoli, salami and arancini. Home-cooked Italian food and Politini wine will fuel your day of activity.

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Hungry for more?

Beechworth Honey Bees

Bees in Spring

When you talk about bees, you can’t go past the honey royalty of the High Country, Jodie and Steve Goldsworthy of Beechworth Honey.

Valley View Glamping Prosecco Road

Ponies for Prosecco?

From Prosecco matching classes to e-bike adventures and luxurious glamping, seven new Prosecco Road experiences await you this Spring. Make a long weekend of the Melbourne Cup holiday this year and spend it in the beautiful King Valley.

Billsons' spirits with distiller and brewer Tony.

Handcrafted Spirits

Billson’s expand their range into gins, vodka and (one day) whiskey and rum!

Mayford Wines Eleana Anderson Buffalo Alpine Wine

Beyond Cellar Door

From luxury weekenders to ‘before dinner’ wine flights, these 10 new experiences are diverse, personal and curated especially for for true wine lovers. Dig deeper than wine reviews, labels and even cellar door allow, and be guided by the very brains behind the bottle in these fascinating experiences.

Perfect Summer Beers

With Summer in full swing, let’s open up our minds, and palates, to these interesting beer styles.

Rolling Gnocchi cycle tour spring blossoms myrtleford

Tour & Taste

Easy cycle tours for all ages and abilities that give you views as delicious as their stops!