Cooking School

The Sally Wise Cooking School is situated in the picturesque Derwent Valley near the small township of Molesworth. The Valley is renowned for its abundance of high quality fresh produce and it is from the local growers and her own garden and orchard that Sally will demonstrate how to prepare delicious meals, preserves and more.

Every person who attends the class will enjoy tastings as the class progresses as well as a generous morning tea.  In fact, it’s advisable not to eat too much breakfast before you come along. Everyone always leaves here very full indeed.Some class topics are now conducted by

Sally’s daughter Stephanie, who has her own food business, Steph’s Kitchen.  These classes include Sausage Making and Gifts from the Kitchen.

If there are any topics that you would like but are not listed, please feel free to let me know and I will set up a session to cater to this.


Classes are 4 hours duration (9am till 1pm) unless otherwise specified. 

Private classes can be arranged – phone 0408 569 423 or email:

NOTE:  It is important to confirm your attendance at a class you have booked into the week of that class.


DATE                            CLASS

January 20th                Bottling the fruits of the season

January  28th               Family Favourites – Meals and More

February 3rd                 Preserves – jams, cordials, chutneys

February 17th              Bottling the Fruits of the Season

March 3rd                      Making and Baking Yeast Goods

March 17th                    Spanish Cooking

March 24th                   Easy Cheese Making (fresh cheeses)

April 7th                         Grandmother and granddaughter

April 21st                        Preparing a High Tea

May 5th                          Gluten free Cooking

May 19th                      Wood fired Ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza

June 2nd                    Sausage Making

June 16th                   Slow Cooking

July 7th                      Party Food

July 21st                     Sweet Treats from the Kitchen

August 4th                 Making and Baking Yeast Goods

August 18th               Vegetarian Cooking

September 8th         Slow Cooking

September 22nd      Wood fired Ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza

October 6th               Preparing a High Tea

October 20th            Family Favourites – Meals and More

November 3rd         Party Food

November 17th       Spanish Cooking

December 8th          Gifts from the Kitchen

December 16th       Preserves – jams, cordials, chutneys


Party Food – $180 

Loads of sweet and savoury items, finger food and more, are prepared in this class, to ensure that your next party at home will be lots of fun.

Easy Cheese Making – $180 

Learn to make a variety of simple cheeses and learn how to use them in everyday cooking.

Family FavouritesMeals and More – $200 

Learn to prepare easy dishes that will be popular with all the family.

Sausage Making – $250

Learn how to make and tie sausages like a professional.  The sausages made during this class are made with fresh, local meats and are additive and gluten free.  This class also covers home curing of bacon.

High Tea – $190 

Learn how to prepare sweet and savoury treats for a High Tea celebrations.

Preserving – jams, cordials and chutneys – $200

In this session learn how to make easy jams, pickles, chutneys and cordials.

Bottling the Fruits of the Season – $200

Learn how to bottle fruit and vegetables of the season by a range of preserving methods – from the Fowlers style bottling of fruit to pickling vegetables in delicious spiced vinegars.

Making and Baking Yeast Goods – $180
This session shows how simply and quickly bread can be made.  A range of sweet and savoury bread products are made during this class.

Slow Cooking  – $220 

In this session several dishes will be prepared to show the scope of your everyday slow cooker, from soups to main courses to stunning desserts and cakes.

Gluten Free Cooking – $190

An array of gluten free foods will be prepared, from everyday dishes to baked goods such as biscuits and cakes that are very bit (and more) delicious than their gluten-soaked counterparts.

Grandmother and Daughter – $190

Join Sally and daughter Stephanie in the kitchen for a morning’s cooking in the kitchen and share a delicious light lunch. (Children 8 years old and older)

Sweet Treats from the Kitchen – $210 

Learn to make a large  array of sweet treats – cakes, tarts, muffins, biscuits and cookies and more. This class is designed for four attendees only.

Gifts from the Kitchen – $200 

In this class we will make a variety of edible treats that are ideal for gifts for special occasions.

Spanish Cooking – $200

Exploring the flavours and dishes of Spain.

Vegetarian Cooking  – $180

A large variety of tasty vegetarian dishes and sides are prepared in this class, with a strong focus on using seasonal produce and pulses.

Wood fired Ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza – $240  (5 hour class)

Spend a day with the Wises, with discussion and instruction about building a bread or pizza oven.  Brewing simple homemade beers is also part of the programme for this class.   Pizza made scratch, from dough to preparing delectable toppings, and finally cooking them in Herman, the wood fired oven that husband Robert built.

Easy cheese making – $180

Learn how to make simple, fresh cheeses such as Halloumi, feta, ricotta, labna and paneer.



179 Wyre Forest Road, Molesworth, Tasmania 7140

To enquire or make bookings:
Email :
Phone : 0408 569 423

How to get here

If travelling from Hobart, follow the Brooker Highway until you come to Granton.  Keeping to the left side of the river, drive about 10 to 15 minutes more until you reach the small township of Sorell Creek (just before New Norfolk).

Turn left here (the road to Molesworth) and travel for a few kilometres until you see Collins Cap Road on the right.  Follow this road for about 700 metres more – you will see Wyre Forest Road on the left.   We are number 179, clearly marked with the cooking school sign.

If you are coming from New Norfolk – at Sorell Creek, turn right into the road to Molesworth.  Follow this road until you see Collins Cap Rd on the right, turn up here and after about 700 metres turn left into Wyre Forest Rd.

We are about 30 minutes from Hobart CBD or 7 to 10 minutes from New Norfolk.

6 thoughts on “Cooking School

  1. Heather says:

    Hello, I am interested in joining a class while holidaying in Tasmania. I assume as well as learning how to make the dishes, the class also includes copies of the recipes. Could you please confirm. Thanks, Heather


  2. Teena Webb says:

    Hello just wondering if there are any vacancies for the bottling the fruits of the season on the 20th Jan if so I would like a spot thankyou. Teena


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