If only I had the time to do the following local, foodie courses!
Both of these courses are hands on, not just sitting around watching someone else cook.
Visit an organic, self sufficient farm and learn how to make cheese in your own kitchen! Situated in a picturesque setting on Quinlan Rd, near Lake Eacham.
Take a 2 day course and learn how to make feta, brie, camembert, cream cheese, quark, ricotta and mozzarella, from fresh organic milk. Other courses include Bread and Butter making course, Organic Farming Hints and tips on Vegetable Gardening, Wood fire Oven help and design.
Apart from the scheduled course dates, private bookings can be made for 5-6 participants.
Get your friends together and book a weekend now!
Sustainable, farm-based native rainforest fruit orchard and gourmet cooking school located adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, 199 Old Boonjie Road, Topaz ( a 15 minute drive from Malanda). Cooking classes are held in a spacious modern farm house with views of Queensland’s two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Ker.
The Experience begins by awakening your senses with a gentle stroll through the luxuriant native fruit orchards and kitchen gardens to harvest seasonal ingredients. The hands-on cooking class that follows shows you how to bring out the unique flavours of Australian rainforest fruits, with your day culminating in a sumptuous lunch to share the results of our endeavours.
Participants are guided through the recipes by Geraldine who developed her knowledge of the ingredients and cooking processes from traditional cooks in Asia and the Pacific. Geraldine incorporates this artisanal knowledge into a fusion cooking style using Australian native fruits with local organic meats, wild caught local seafoods and traditional ingredients.
The one day cooking courses (one Saturday a month) are based on the Cooking themes of Lao/Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern.
Check out their website, I am sure you will want to book for more than one of these courses.