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SA Casa Car­boni Ital­ian Cook­ing School and Enoteca Ital­ian chef Mat­teo Car­boni and his wife Fiona opened their Barossa Val­ley enoteca (above) four years ago. On Satur­days, Mat­teo hosts a Taste of Italy, teach­ing the se­crets to mak­ing fresh pasta and re­gional recipes — in June the theme is Piemon­tese Long Lunch. Pasta Mas­ter­classes are of­fered on some Sun­days. Classes $185 (in­cludes lunch). 67 Mur­ray Street, An­gas­ton. 0415 157 669; casacar­ NSW Buena Vista Farm At Fiona and Adam Walm­s­ley’s Ger­ringong farm, cook­ing classes are an all-day af­fair and in­clude: From Scratch — learn to make but­ter, sour­dough, jam, yo­ghurt and more; Bikkie Bak­ing; and Sim­ple Cheese­mak­ing. Classes from $195. 0414 703 958; bue­nav­ista­ Food I Am Ta­nia Si­brey opened her pur­pose-built Rive­rina cook­ing school in 2014 to give coun­try peo­ple ac­cess to great food ex­pe­ri­ences. Classes in­clude Thai, Span­ish, In­dian, French and Mid­dle East­ern cook­ing, and salami and sa­lumi work­shops. Classes from $130. 29 Kun­zea Place, Wagga Wagga. 0427 250 498; food­ Sea­sonal Cook­ing Days at Glen­more House Pre­pare and cook pro­duce from Mickey Robert­son’s veg­etable gar­den, or take a class in pre­serv­ing or jam mak­ing. On Fri­day Oc­to­ber 6th, Coun­try Style’s Bar­bara Sweeney will teach a class called Spring Quiches, Tarts and Flans. Classes from $240. glen­more­ VIC­TO­RIA A Tavola! Cook­ing School At Pizzini Wines in the King Val­ley, Ka­t­rina Pizzini’s hands-on classes in­clude Pasta, Gnoc­chi and Risotto, Pas­tries and Puds, and Salt­ing, Smok­ing and Cur­ing. Classes from $145. 175 King Val­ley Road, Whit­field. (03) 5729 8278; Tamsin’s Ta­ble Reg­u­lar Coun­try Style con­trib­u­tor Tamsin Carvan hosts Kitchen Har­vest Cook­ing Classes at her Gipp­s­land farm. Pick in­gre­di­ents in the gar­den, make but­ter and pasta, and cook up a three-course feast. Other classes in­clude bot­tling and bread­mak­ing. Classes $275. 2255 Main South Road, Poowong East. tam­sin­sta­ Lake House Dayles­ford At Alla Wolf-tasker’s restau­rant, classes are taught by top chefs such as Martin Benn. This month there’s a mas­ter­class with Valli Lit­tle. Classes from $145. King Street, Dayles­ford. (03) 5348 3329; lake­ WA For­agers Field Kitchen and Cook­ing School In ad­di­tion to sea­sonal din­ners that show off the pro­duce of the South­ern Forests re­gion, chef So­phie Zalokar of­fers cook­ing classes once a month. Th­ese might in­clude soup mak­ing, new ways with pota­toes and ideas for camp cook­ing. Work­shops for groups of eight peo­ple can also be ar­ranged. Classes from $85. 1 Roberts Road, Pem­ber­ton. (08) 9776 1580; for­ Cape Lodge At this lux­ury lodge in the Margaret River re­gion, chef Michael Elfwing hosts monthly cook­ing classes. Up­com­ing classes in­clude Wilyabrup Pro­duce and Cook­ing with Marron. Classes $145 (in­cludes long-ta­ble lunch). 3341 Caves Road, Yallingup. (08) 9755 6311; TAS­MA­NIA Red Feather Inn This bou­tique ho­tel in the Me­an­der Val­ley is the venue for reg­u­lar Satur­day cook­ing classes, such as To Mar­ket To Mar­ket, Fresh and Fra­grant Thai, and Makin‘ Ba­con. Classes from $195. 42 Main Street, Had­spen. (03) 6393 6506; red­feath­ Fat Pig Farm Cook­ery School Gourmet Farmer Matthew Evans of­fers hands-on classes at his farm near Cygnet. Be pre­pared to get your hands dirty as you har­vest and pre­pare pro­duce from the prop­erty. Classes from $300 (in­cludes lunch). 0415 168 285; fat­ Sally Wise Cook­ing School The pop­u­lar cook­book author teaches slow cook­ing, pre­serv­ing and bak­ing at her Der­went Val­ley prop­erty. Classes from $180. 179 Wyre For­est Road, Molesworth. 0408 569 423; sal­ly­ QUEENS­LAND Spirit House Cook­ing School A range of Thai-themed and Asian-in­spired classes are held five days a week at this pop­u­lar Sun­shine Coast restau­rant. Cost $150 (in­cludes a meal). 20 Nin­derry Road, Yan­d­ina. ( 07) 5446 8977; spirit­

RIGHT Molly the Guernsey cow at Tamsin Carvan’s Gipp­s­land farm. BE­LOW A wild weed salad fresh from Tamsin’s gar­den.

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