Cooking Holidays and Wine Courses

Cooking Holidays and Wine Courses destinations

We love cookery and wine holidays

We love food. Who doesn't. Fresh, seasonal, local, meat, fish, vegetables, cheese, herbs, bread, wine, we want to try it all. Never will we utter ‘not another three-course meal’ or, ‘I hope this one doesn’t have wine pairings.’

We love cooking. We love learning about where our food comes from and we love it even more when our guests come back from our cookery holidays having discovered the real taste of a place.

We don’t dish up your usual cookery courses. Instead, our cooking holidays are deliberate concoctions of varied and spicy ingredients, carefully balanced, and seasoned to your taste.

We’ve searched the culinary globe to curate an eclectic mix of cookery holidays that are as magnificent as the people that go on them and the Chefs who host them.

Chefs who inspire. Chefs with Michelin Stars. Home cooks who teach skills passed down from generation to generation. Chefs with a passion to share and a story to tell.

Sample delectable dishes from France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Thailand. The more adventurous wannabe cooks out there might be tempted by the taste of a cooking holiday in Mexico, Thailand, Italy or even Greece.

Learn anything from knife skills to foraging. Patisserie to pizza making. Butchery to raw food. Olive harvesting to cheese making.

Go, take in every sight, sound and smell, like a greedy child. This is what cookery holidays should taste like.

Who are our cooking holiday guests?

Solo travellers. Friends. Couples. Those with enthusiasm and a love of local, seasonal food. Beginners who struggle to boil an egg to more advanced cooks. The culinary-minded who love to learn. Those partial to a good glass of wine (or three). People of all ages and nationalities who refuse to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our cookery holidays last a lifetime. Come and join them.

What do our guests think?

It’s not the done thing to boast. So you won’t find us crowing about how amazing our Chefs are. Nor how good our service is, or the fact that the accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and characterful, the food delicious and the wines delectable. Mum’s the word. We prefer to let our guests do the talking.

"Absolutely outstanding our whole experience was brilliant. The tutor was so inspiring and now I can understand about the method of this type of cooking more which is fantastic. Can not recommend this highly enough there should be more stars awarded." W Watson, UK: French Pastry And Baking Cookery Course, France

"We had a fantastic time. Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We really felt part of Tuscan life and had fantastic advice of local places to visit and excellent restaurant/cafe recommendations. We loved the cooking and wine tasting and have brought back with us a wealth of knowledge we plan to share with others. Plus we'll be doing plenty of cooking for all our friends and family. Fantastic trip!" C Punter, UK: Tuscany cooking and wine holiday in Tuscany, Italy

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