Home dairy in the farmhouse.


New for 2018, our home dairy workshop in the farmhouse kitchen is the perfect introduction to lean how to create your own fresh butter and soft cheese.

Spend a morning beside the AGA and create delicious recipes using locally sourced milk and cream.  Then enjoy lunch beside the open fire or in the garden during the warmer months.

This private workshop for a maximum of four guests makes an ideal gift.  Gift vouchers are available and classes are held on available dates each Wednesday or Saturday throughout 2018.



A full and intensive day of private home dairy and bakery tuition beside the AGA for a maximum of four guests.

Join Lisa Osman for a relaxing day in the farmhouse kitchen for the perfect introduction to home dairy and baking.

You will make –

Sweet cream butter and flavoured butters using herbs gathered from the potager

Crème fraiche





Loaf of bread or English muffins

How the day works: You arrive from 10am in the morning, or you may prefer to book one of our farmhouse rooms and stay overnight. Either way the kettle is always on and fresh coffee will be ready to serve.

Whilst we will have chatted through your course prior to your visit, either on the phone or through an exchange of emails, we will talk at the farmhouse table for ten minutes or so just make sure that the schedule for the day covers all of your expectations.

Next it is time to get our aprons on and roll up our sleeves.  Most of the preparation will already be taken care of and we also have a lovely helper to make sure all of the washing up magically disappears.

We spend the whole day together in the farmhouse kitchen.  It really is yours for the day and Lisa will be beside you the whole time, gently guiding and making suggestions.  We will cover home dairy techniques, food hygiene and safety as well as making a delicious vegetarian lunch.  Our philosophy is to teach skills rather than recipes, so we will also show you how your butter and cheese can be adjusted to take account of the seasons and your store cupboard.  We will also share our tips and secrets that we have learnt over the last twenty years in a commercial catering kitchen and working in private clients homes.

At the end of the course you will take home a file full of useful recipes, tips and information and we will send electronic copies of your recipes too.  If there are any questions that arise after your time with us, Lisa promises that you can contact her at any time for help and advice over the phone or email.

We will break for lunch and also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing for quite awhile.  There will be a multiple of soft cheeses that are being created at the same time and ample time at the end to recap and ask any questions.  We promise you an intensive course and we like to meet you expectations.

The tuition will draw to a close by 4pm and then you can choose to take some of the dishes home with you (please remember to bring some containers) and we will all enjoy a pot of Dorset Tea together before you depart.


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