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, fresh cheeses 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.

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 group classes a specialty –  email:

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


DATE                            CLASS

February 9th            Spanish Cooking

February 23rd          Bottling the Produce of the Season

March 2nd                 Family Favourites

March 9th                 Preserves – jams, cordials, chutneys and more

April 6th                   Slow Cooking

April 13th                Building a Wood Fired oven, making the perfect pizza and home brewing

May 4th                   Vegetarian and Vegan Cooking

May 11th                Making and Baking Yeast Goods

May 23rd               Spanish Cooking

June 1st                Slow Cooking

June 8th               Sweet Treats from the Kitchen

June 22nd           Easy Cheese Making

June 29th            Building a Wood Fired oven, making the perfect pizza and home brewing


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.

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 Produce 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.

Sweet Treats from the Kitchen – $200 

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 and Vegan Cooking  – $200

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

Building a Wood Fired Oven, Making the Perfect Pizza and Home Brewing – $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.



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.

13 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


  3. Sandra White says:

    Hello Sally, do you have any idea of classes for 2019 as yet? I’m living in Brisbane and want to come to Tassie for holiday next year. Hope to do your Preserving jams & Bottling fruits of the season classes but would need them close together (eg 2 or 3 weeks apart). Could do one, go travelling, then be back for the 2nd class. Very flexible with month as have nothing planned as yet. Do you think this is possible? Thanks for reply. Sandie
    PS: Love your books. Discovered you when the library had your ‘A year on the Farm’ on display. Caught my eye and I have been addicted ever since.


    • sallywiseau says:

      Hi Sandra – so pleased you like the books. The only class planned s far is a bottling (fruit) class on the first Saturday in February. Certainly I could schedule a class that would encompass making jams, pickles and so on. Would that be ok? I would probably set a class for that in late-ish January when the fruit is in abundance and in its prime. Best wishes, Sally


  4. rosie freeman says:

    Hi Sally just wanted to send you a line to say HELLO . With the smell of PLUM WOCESTERSHIRE SAUCE wafting as I write . Thank you for all your recipes year after year we use produce from the garden to make fantastic flavoured products in the pantry . .This time of the year is the busiest I try something new in foods each year . I love that you inspire me and i will write a recipe book for each of my children with loving thoughts to go with it
    Thanks again Rosie freeman


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