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ballymaloe cookery school online classes!

Posted: June 28 2021

Ballymaloe Cookery School Online continues to grow. We have a number of events coming up…We recorded a BBQ cookery course with a few of my favourite recipes on Saturday last. This will be available from July 8th for our BCSO members and for anyone else who would like to book.  Our next Fireside Chat takes place on Thursday 5th August and we’re thrilled that Thomasina Miers will be our guest this time.

Tim and his team are bringing up an abundance of beautiful, fresh organic produce from the farm and gardens every day. It’s brilliant to see so many different vegetables stocked in the Farm Shop for our local community to enjoy.

The Bread Shed is busier than ever baking White Yeast Loaves, Naturally Fermented Sourdough plus Savoury and Sweet Treats. Maria and Karol are ‘working flat out’ in the Fermenting Shed developing lots of new recipes and wild creations. The Micro Dairy has a new product too, a delicious Milk Kefir made using the raw milk from our tiny herd of Jersey cows. We’re all super excited because we’ve just got word from the Department of Agriculture that we can sell our Raw Milk Camembert in the Farm Shop, local markets and further afield if we like but we just want to sell it as ‘cheese from here’.

We are in Week 10 of the April 12 Week Certificate Course so excitement and anticipation around the exams has begun to build. We are really looking forward to welcoming students for the 5 Week Summer Cookery Course. Unfortunately, due to the recent quarantine announcements between UK and Ireland, we have had a couple of cancellations on the July 5 Week Course, starting on July 12th so if you know anyone who might love this course or is looking for a career path into the world of food, please spread the word. 

I’m over in West Cork at present, snatching a few days out from the school for a bit of rest and to recharge the batteries. It’s been a difficult year with Covid for so many different reasons but the future looks bright and we have such a brilliant determined team working with us we will hopefully get back to some sort of normality before too long. 

Keep safe and well and please do keep in touch.