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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Onsen Spa couple romantic winter

Snuggle up to Winter

Winter is a time for cuddling up by the fire, eating naughty food and general soppy romance. Treat your partner and do it in style in the High Country!

Hurdle Creek Still Simon Brooke Taylor Milawa gin

Gin From Scratch

Local botanicals and house made base spirit – this is the real deal!

High Country Brewery Trail Mitta

Hot on the Trail

Billson’s Brewery and Mitta Mitta Brewing Co. have officially joined the High Country Brewery Trail! The newcomers bring fresh, new perspectives on beer, fantastic (and very different) venues and a swag of delicious beers to try. For those with a passion for history, Billson’s will surely satisfy and those interested in finding that ‘taste of place,’ Mitta Mitta is your next stop.

Belgian Dark Ale being enjoyed in the cooler months of winter by a campfire

Top 5 Winter Beers

It’s never not beer weather. Try these Winter winners.

Dal Zotto Wines

Family Friendly

Top notch kids menus, playgrounds and activities to keep them busy.

Milawa kitchen bread pedal to produce

Bread You Knead

High Country bakers who broke the mould.