Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated on a 100 acre organic farm, including an acre of glasshouses, which we use much like a protected garden providing us with an abundant variety of vegetables and fruits throughout the year. We have our own happy free range livestock including pigs, beef and dairy cows and hens to provide us with eggs. We feel this makes Ballymaloe Cookery School a very special place.
Many of our students come and enjoy a few days in the kitchen and enjoy a walk through the gardens or a visit down to the glasshouses, they may even be brave enough to help Maria with the milking in the morning, but often how we produce our food is seen on the periphery of the experience. On this course we our students will to be able to experience the whole of Ballymaloe Cookery School Organic Farm and Gardens.
Students on this course will learn how to
- Sow a seed, learn the basics of organic growing and how to make compost
- Make your own cheese, starting with the fresh milk from our Jersey herd.
- How to work with a glut, what to do when your growing is too successful!
- Learn many recipes to make with wonderful produce.
While plenty of time will be spent in the kitchen, this course will also see students in the dairy, out and about around the farm, helping to pick vegetables early in the morning and meeting many of the suppliers that help us produce wonderful food.
This course also includes dinner in Ballymaloe House on one evening and, weather permitting, a fishing trip out from Ballycotton Harbour.
This is a very special course.
Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.