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5 Week Summer Cookery Course 2023

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Start Date and Time:

Monday, July 31, 2023

9:30 am
Finish Date and Time (Approx):

Friday, September 1, 2023

3:30 pm


5 Week


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5 Week Summer Cookery Course 2023

Afternoon Cookery Classes begin at 2PM, however please try to be at cookery school for 1:45PM.

Guests will get a copy of all recipes and tastings of all dishes at the end of the demonstration. Please note you will be joining our main student body for this demonstration.

Details of Recipes to be demonstrated are published approximately 2 weeks in Advance.

Modelled on our hugely popular 12 Week Certificate Course, this course is for those who may not have the time to attend our 12 Week Course but still want an immersive experience of learning to cook at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

This five week cookery school is designed to give you a really good grounding in cooking and baking. We will cover a wide range of  subjects, styles and techniques so you feel confident and adept in the kitchen. The course will leave you with an extensive repertoire with everything from the tradional and classic to the current hottest trends.

Students will also get to spend time in the farm dairy, glasshouse, fermentory and bakery to explore all areas of the food industry and learn about the importance of seasonal and ethically produced food.

Things you'll learn

  • Everything about kitchen equipment and a good store cupboard
  • Make real butter, yogurt and cheese in our farm dairy
  • Make stocks and broths and a range of delicious soups
  • Learn to make an impressive range of breads
  • Creaming, mashing, roasting, stirfrying and caramelizing vegetables. 
  • How to make the perfect shortcrust pastry for your quiche, tart or flan.
  • Hey pesto. How to make a delectable pesto, and a spontaneous homemade pasta.
  • Pies, pies, pies. both sweet and savory, meat and vegetarian. 
  • How to identify fresh fish. How to fillet any type of fish.
  • How to pickle, ferment and preserve
  • Learn to use herbs and spices to add magic to your cooking 
  • How to make a great range of starters, salads, main courses with lots of vegetarian options 
  • learn styles of cooking from all around the world
  • how to forage for wild foods in the hedgerows and seashore
  • How to make irresistible desserts, cookies and cakes
  • and lots lots more..

Click here for more information. See our section on the 5 Week Summer Cookery Course

The prestigious Ballymaloe 12 WeekCertificate Course is run three times a year, with courses beginning in January,April or May, and September.

The course is aimed at anyone with a passionate interest in food. Many of our students use the course as a springboard to become a professional chef; others use it to equip themselves with a marketable skill.

Others still take the course simply to maximize the pleasure they get from cooking at home.

Students develop a deep and detailed understanding of food and how it is produced. The emphasis is on recognising the best ingredients and knowing how to showcase them.

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