My Kitchen – Woodlands Farm B&B owner Amy Callin opens her kitchen to both residents and non-residents for a range of cookery experiences. Whether it’s talks and tastings by producers of locally-created food and drink such as cheese and gin; or experiences ranging from two hours to half a day with themes such as Christmas Baking and Yorkshire Afternoon Tea.
Sourdough cookery school – Pascal Watkins honed his sourdough bakery skills while running the well-respected foodie haunt, the Angel Inn at Hetton near Skipton. Since opening Cawthorne House B&B in Pickering he runs afternoon sourdough masterclasses for guests which include taking home your own freshly baked loaf and a sourdough starter.
Chocolate making – artisan chocolatier Kala King will soon have you tempering chocolate, making the perfect ganache and piping truffles like a pro during her workshop. You can even organise your own private day-long chocolate masterclass.
Cake decorating – Guests booking into the delightful shepherd’s hut run by Gumboots & Wellingtons, can look forward to a cupcake decorating session with Cakes by Kristina. In an hour-long session, you’ll learn how to create a ‘showstopper’ while honing their decorating skills and relaxing afterwards with a cup of tea and cake.
Life and Food in the North York Moors – Join Mountain Goat for a full day exploring the National Park and meeting some of our local food producers. From a farmer on a small moorland farm, and a unique village producing award winning cheese, to tasting a Yorkshire themed dessert at a 500 year old Inn and sipping cider produced from ancient orchards. There’ll be plenty of samples throughout the day.
Gin school – Head to Malton’s Rare Bird Distillery for a hands-on distilling session creating and bottling your own bespoke bottle of London dry gin using a miniature copper still. The 2.5 hour experience includes complimentary gin & tonics plus an insight into its history as Matt and Elizabeth shares their passion for all things gin.
Vegan and Ayurvedic cooking at Yogandspice – Yoga teacher Lorraine Clissold is also the author of the Chinese cookery book ‘Why the Chinese don’t count calories’. She readily shares her Asian-style vegan and ayurvedic cookery skills, using home grown vegetables and herbs, with guests staying on one of Lorraine’s weekend retreats, which also include yoga and meditation sessions.
A Grand Day out in Yorkshire – Join Yorkshire & Beyond on a wander around the market town of Helmsley and take a journey back in time at Helmsley Walled Garden. Discover the stories and many uses of the plants. Follow in the footsteps of monks and drink their famous mead at Rievaulx Abbey.
A Taste of the Moors – for a complete foodie experience, Grand Yorkshire will take you on a full day exploring the true taste of the North York Moors by paying visits to farmers’ markets, remote rural producers and distilleries as well as stopping in a market town to seek out those deli delights.
Explore, Forage & Feast – Go on a coastal journey of discovery with Hidden Horizons. Find secret plants and creatures hiding in rock pools and forage for delicious seashore snacks. Delight in cooking and eating the food you find on an open fire on the beach.
If these whet your appetite, find more food experiences here.