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Learn how to cook delicious, seasonal dishes using organic ingredients from our Farm and Market Garden

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Let our Tutors show you sustainable solutions for your cooking at home with our variety of new courses

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Connect with the land around you and celebrate locally sourced British ingredients with our collection of recipes

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WELCOME TO THE DAYLESFORD COOKERY SCHOOL

Our courses focus on real food and simple cooking techniques to enhance your wellbeing. We are deeply inspired by the organic farmland around us and are proud to uphold the highest standards of ethical sustainability in everything we do.

Let our tutors show you the Daylesford way of life; tour our organic Market Garden, taste beautiful food straight from the soil, meet our heritage breeds and reconnect with the land as you learn valuable skills, recipes and artisan techniques to change the way you cook forever.

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RECIPES & NEWS

40 MINS

HARVEST FRUIT COBBLER WITH COBNUTS

BAKING / FORAGED / FRUIT / PUDDING / AUTUMN / WINTER

A traditional cobbler is a delicious way to celebrate the best of the season. The scone-like topping works just as well with stewed cinnamon pears in winter or ripe stone fruit with homegrown raspberries in summer. In the autumn months, apples and blackberries are a clear choice; forage the hedgerows and trees and pair with […]

BLACKBERRY CLAFOUTIS

BAKING / FORAGED / FRUIT / PUDDING / THREE WAYS WITH / AUTUMN

Clafoutis is one of those wonderfully versatile, yet thoroughly rewarding dishes that can be adapted as the seasons change and new seasonal berries and fruit come into their prime. At this time of year, blackberries offer a wonderful addition to the delicate batter and create an end result that is both vibrant in colour and […]

SEARED LOIN OF VENISON WITH PICKLED BLACKBERRIES, BEETROOT AND CREAMED CABBAGE

FORAGED / FRUIT / HEALTHY / MAIN DISH / MEAT & GAME / THREE WAYS WITH / VEGETABLES / AUTUMN

Blackberries and venison tend to come into season at roughly the same time and in its wonderful way, nature has ensured that they are a delicious match. This recipe is a relatively quick one and combines the rich flavour of venison, tart pickled blackberries, earthy beetroot and salty, creamy cabbage just perfectly For more delicious […]

BLACKBERRY SHRUB

DRINKS / FORAGED / FRUIT / HEALTHY / THREE WAYS WITH / AUTUMN

Sometimes termed as ‘drinking vinegar’ a shrub is typically made with equal parts sugar, vinegar and fruit. Once well infused and full of flavour, it makes for the most delicious, non-alcoholic drink when diluted with sparkling water and lots of ice. We make ours with organic apple cider vinegar meaning that a well-made blackberry shrub […]

Shuffle Oxtail Casserole

5 Hour Oxtail Casserole with Polenta & Cavolo Nero

MAIN DISH / MEAT & GAME / AUTUMN / WINTER

Rich with gut-boosting collagen, this slow-cooked oxtail casserole is brought to you by James Hearfield, Head Tutor here at the Daylesford Cookery School. Slowly cooked for 5 hours with fresh thyme and homemade bone broth, enjoy it served with well-seasoned buttered greens and a delicious Parmesan polenta. The perfect warming dish for colder days or […]

Shaved Vegetable Salad
10 MINS

Shaved vegetable salad with fresh herbs and buttermilk dressing

HEALTHY / MAIN DISH / SALADS & SIDES / SPRING / SUMMER

Quick and easy to assemble, this recipe makes for a delicious, simple lunch or a light supper with fish or grilled chicken. Don’t feel you have to stick with the vegetables listed below, use anything available to you in your fridge such as shaved celery, courgette, kohlrabi, radish or even asparagus. The perfect number if […]

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