The Country Cooking School

Enjoy the beauty and charm of the New Zealand countryside and explore delicious and innovative food and recipes featuring the freshest, seasonal ingredients grown on our farm.

Classes* start with cake or home baking, flavoured with fruit or nuts from the farm, plus tea and coffee. We will then take a ramble through the vegetable gardens, orchards, chook run and farm, foraging for organically grown ingredients for a delicious three course seasonal lunch.

You may be asked to decorate the table for lunch, chop herbs or stir a mixture, for example. When lunch is ready, we will sit down together, open the local wine that will be matched to the dishes, and really enjoy ourselves.

At the end of each class you will have a set of easy-to-use recipes (that will become go-to recipes when you get home) and a kitchen gift to take home (perhaps a jar of a favourite Lavender's Green condiment that you've learnt to make, like lemon curd).

* Class times can be flexible if your party is travelling to the Wairarapa by train. We can arrange transfers to and from the Featherston Train Station. Please ring to discuss.

Gift vouchers are available on request and are valid for one year. They make a perfect gift for the cook in your life, for Mother's or Father's Day or for birthdays. Or just because, if you don't need an excuse!

Classes are also available during the week, if you prefer. Please contact Mary to arrange.
Mary can be contacted on: +64 274 836 181 if you have any questions.