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.

The Summer Kitchen - Saturday 17th January 2015

Cost per person : $135 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Includes cooking class, morning tea, lunch, apron

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Preserving your summer harvest Join the Wildside Kitchen chefs in a harvest feast as they share their secrets on making the most of summer produce. All around Tasmania in January, road side stores offer a great range of berries and fruits, picked that day from the fields. You may even be an ..

Italian for Lovers - 14th February 2015 - 4 places left!

Cost per person : $90.00 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Includes Italian cooking class, morning tea, lunch, apron, glass of tasty lunch wine

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You don't have to have a lover to enjoy Italian cooking, however this Valentine's Day join the world's most unromantic chef for the world's most romantic cuisine and learn to cook Italian. You can either feed the fruits of your labour to your lover - Lady and the Tramp style, or you can revel ..

French Odyssey - Saturday 7th March 2015 - 4 places left!

Cost per person : $135 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Includes cooking class, apron, morning tea, lunch, glass of tasty lunch wine

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Ooh la la, its time to get out your beret and start growing your moustache. Tarraleah is going French for the weekend, with a cooking class comprising of all of those French favourites we crave. Be transported to that charming little alleyway Parisian bistro but without the haughty waiter and ci..

Tastes of Spain - Saturday 28th March 2015

Cost per person : $110 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Includes cooking class, morning tea, lunch, apron, tasty lunch wine

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Chef Michael spent last June walking through Northern Spain and was inspired by the simple local inexpensive dishes featured on many Menu del Dio. The regions of Spain vary in their culture and cuisine, which is highlighted when you pass through them on foot and spend each night in a different ..

Makin Bacon - Curing and Smoking - Saturday 11th April 2015

Cost per person : $159 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Cooking Class, morning tea, lunch, apron

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We like bacon around here. In fact, who doesn’t like bacon? Using pork belly from Elderslie Free Range Pork, 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 ..

A Whole Beast - Sunday 26th April 2015

Cost per person : $225 per person

Minimum people : 2

Inclusions:  Cooking Class, morning tea and lunch, apron

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The Wildside Kitchen and Elderslie Free Range Pork team up to bring you A Whole Beast cooking class. The first not-to-be-missed instalment of this class starts with Makin' Bacon on 11th April and culminates in this Whole Beast class on the Anzac weekend. Dont worry if you cant make it to both cl..

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

Meat and Game

Cost per person : Private Classes from $145pp +

Minimum people : 6 people

Inclusions:  Morning tea, Lunch, Cooking class.

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With an abundance of game now more easily obtained from butchers, markets and grocers than ever before, this class aims to give you ideas in how to prepare and do justice to that special piece of meat. Using quail, wallaby venison, duck and rabbit from local purveyors Eaglehawk Neck and Lena..

The Essential Italian

Cost per person : Private Classes from $125pp +

Minimum people : 6 people

Inclusions:  Morning Tea, Lunch, Cooking Class, glass of tasty lunch wine

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Like Nonna's.... Join Michael on an Italian journey through history and discover traditional approaches to pasta preparation. Learn how to make gnocchi, tortellini, ravioli and pappardelle from scratch and prepare several sauces to accompany the different types of pasta. This is a hands on exper..

Sausage Making

Cost per person : Private Class From $80pp +

Minimum people : 6 - form your own group

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

Cost per person : Private Classes from $90pp +

Minimum people : 6 people - form your own group

Inclusions:  Includes morning tea, lunch and apron.

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Join Adrian and Michael for a Spicy Morning 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 cur..

Fish Delish!

Cost per person : Private Classes from $135pp +

Minimum people : 6 people - form your own group

Inclusions:  Includes cooking class, morning tea and lunch

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Fish Delish Ever get tangled up in knots trying to cook that catch? The Tarraleah chefs can help! To bring in the new fishing season our Fish Delish cooking class will ensure that every hard won fish in your household is given the tasty attention it deserves. The day will commence mornin..

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 $130pp +

Minimum people : 6 - form your own group

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..

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..