The Wildside Kitchen

Upcoming Cooking Classes

The Wildside Kitchen offer guests a wide range of cooking school classes. From catching and cooking your own trout, to investigating the local bee population, to making your own cheese, our classes give you a unique opportunity to learn cooking skills from our local chefs and cooking tutors.

Booking a class is simple, just get your group together, decide what date you would like to do your course, then call reception on (03) 6289 0111 and we will organise your event for you.

The Tarraleah Estate offers a range of discounted accommodation packages to all our class participants for guests wanting to stay overnight.

Browse through our Tasmanian gourmet cooking classes. You can click through to find out more information.

Sausage Making - 20th September 2014

Cost per person : $80

Minimum people :

Inclusions:  Morning Tea, Lunch, Cooking Class

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Our Highlander Restaurant chef has a passion for sausages and making up interesting flavor combinations. Sausages are a fantastic way to enjoy meat and, once you know how easy they are to make, the sky is the limit as to what you put into them. Learn what equipment you’ll need, how to sour..

Curry in the Country - 11th October 2014

Cost per person : $90pp

Minimum people : 2 people

Inclusions:  Includes morning tea, lunch and apron.

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Join Adrian and Michael for a Spicy Saturday in the kitchen. Curry is not all about heat, but it is about spice and extracting and infusing flavours into your food. Sri Lankan chef Adrian teaches some of his traditional Sri Lankan and Indian receipes, while Michael shows you the Asian side of cu..

The following classes are available for group bookings, please call (03) 6289 0111 with your preferred dates

Beer & BBQ - The Mans Domain

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning Tea. BBQ cooking session, Lunch and beer sampling, sample recipes and expanding basics cooking session. Complimentary guided walk and evening BBQ and Beer at the Highlander Arms hotel

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The perfect present, send Dad and his mates to learn how to really host a Barbie and at same time learn about beer and sample some of the various local varieties. Of course there is lots of tasting of both beer and bbq cuisine throughout the course. We will be looking at the history of beer ..

Boutique Beer Making

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning and afternoon teas, lunch, all ingredients. Plus you get to take home 20 litres of unfermented beer that you made during the course!

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Ever wanted to make your own boutique beers? Join Todd, our professional home brewer, at the Wildside Kitchen and learn the art of making your own beer. Todd will share his secrets with you and you can enjoy a boutique beer tasting PLUS you get to find out how to brew your very own beer from scr..

Buns in the Oven - Breadmaking, Sourdough & Sweet Buns

Cost per person : Private classes from $80pp +

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, Cooking class.

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At its simplest, bread is made up of flour, water, salt and yeast. Sounds simple! Join our chef for a day of hands on bread making in the beautiful Wildside Kitchen. Chef will teach you all you need to know to make hot steaming home made bread for family and friends. The mysterious Sourdough ..

Chocolate Indulgence - Rich, Dark and Tempting

Cost per person : Private Classes from $110pp +

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, Cooking class.

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Chocolate for Lovers! Learn to make your own delicious chocolates. There is only one thing nicer than eating chocolate…. making them yourself! For the ultimate control freak, this chocolate-making workshop will teach you how to make sensuous, silky, hand-made chocolates in a beautiful wil..

Cool Climate Wines in Tarraleah! Now that’s Cool!

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 5

Inclusions:  6 Wines, cheese, fruit plate &chocolate platter, tea & coffee, village history tour, guided walk to Tarraleah Falls, discount on wine if dining in the HIghlander Arms

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Sit back and relax for a full afternoon of amazing highland scenery, informative wine sampling, and good company! If you like to indulge in wine and great food, then this is for you. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of pampering as you sample your way through Observatory Hill’s range of..

Decadent Desserts – Sweets for the Sweet

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 4

Inclusions:  Tutor, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and printed recipes, take home samples. Complimentary 1 hour guided village walk prior to course commencement for guests staying Friday night

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Sumptuous Sticky and Brazen Desserts. Sinful, indulgent, and calories with no shame. Not sweet enough already? Need a little more sugar? For the unashamedly luscious “sweeties” of the world you’ll love our dessert cooking class! Forget the main course. Who’s for dessert? ..

Food and Seduction at Tarraleah

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, Seductive cooking and tasting sessions with Christina

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The Food of Love They say the best way to the heart is through the stomach. It's about food and romance, and the premise that everyone should master one seductive dish to enchant and captivate that special someone in their life. In our sessions we will spend some time exploring the myths and..

French Pastries - Croissants and Choux

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, French pastry session in the Wildside Kitchen.

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Do you wish to learn the art of French cooking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere ? Pastry recipes are an important part of French cuisine. A fine French meal is never complete without them! Discover French culture through a hands-on cooking class and learn recipes that you can recreate at home. L..

Make your own Blue Cheese with Grandvewe Cheesery

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : Class will run subject to minimum numbers

Inclusions:  Cheese making course, lunch

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Make your own cheese at home It's easier than you think. Learn easy techniques for mastering world class cheese in your own home. Enjoy a coffee and chat in the morning while Diane gives you an introduction into cheesemaking procedures and processes. Start making your very own bl..

Makin Bacon - Curing and Smoking

Cost per person : Price on Application

Minimum people : 6

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, Bacon curing and smoking sessions with Christina

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We like bacon around here. In fact, who doesn’t like bacon? Using pork belly Michael will take you through the steps of curing and smoking your own bacon. We will even get creative and add some flavouring! How about some honey mustard or maple? Or even some fresh herbs like rosemary and pe..