What a fantastic experience. This was our first cooking class and we’re already planning our next cooking adventure with Sticky Rice. Yukio is an excellent instructor. The menu was well planned. We had a lot of fun and learned so much. Thank you Yukiko and Daniel for all your hard work.
So who hasn’t noticed the life sized yellow cow in Hahndorf’s main street?
Well this is the kind of statement which I love. After all, we have a huge 3 meter stone Buddha sitting out the front of our cooking school entrance so it’s kind of comforting to know Udder Delights our fellow Hills neighbours are doing things big and bold too.
Nothing was bolder in fact, than the development and release of Australia’s first unpasteurised blue cheese, handcrafted by their head cheese maker Saul Sullivan. This was a journey and half to bring this to market and a true project of passion and persistence. Which is what Udder Delights is all about. A Passion for making, sharing and eating cheese. From Blue Cheese to Brie, Chevre to Camembert, their handmade artisan products are lovingly created at a cheese factory in Lobethal, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Working with South Australian dairies, from the Hills to the Fleurieu Peninsula, they employ locals and value their relationships with local producers.
So you may be used to seeing Udder Delights Cheese in all the shops but did you know that Udder Delight’s chief executive Sheree Sullivan offers cheese making classes? I love Sheree’s contagious energy, her passion and ability to explain all things ‘cheese’ very, very well and her Saturday morning classes will have you taking home your very own handmade cheeses.
But what else can I tell you that you may not know? Well if you’re looking for a fun afternoon out, they offer a deluxe high-tea option which, of course, includes some of their delicious cheeses (like goat curd and Brie), sparkling wine and yummy desserts.
And then there is the cheese wedding cakes which they can create just for you. Yes, layers upon layers of fabulous cheese to share with your guests. Wedding cake is soo overrated usually but this is something truly unique which will actually get eaten!
But I think we’ve kept the best until last and if I say Cheese Fondue I think we have already hit the fun button! It’s all about conviviality, where groups can snuggle up in their cosy underground cellar and savour the deliciousness of yummy morsels – including local kabana, baby gherkins, mini balsamic pickled onions, Hills pears and lots of hot, freshly baked baguettes – dipped into a mouth-watering, molten cheese lava. YUM!
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It was a great experience, learning some trade secrets to great cooking. Met some lovely people, a totally enjoyable afternoon. Cannot wait to do the next one!!!
Amazing experience thank you. Beautiful food, beautiful people, magical from start to finish
Best inspiration to be creative back at home!
We did the Japanese Essentials. excellent chef guide in Yukiko. food was excellent quality and class was a lot of fun. Daniel was a delightful host. We stayed in the Bali villa which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful get away.
I’ve done five classes so far. Great time, great repeatable recipes. Japanese cooking class was amazing. Going to repeat entire menu for family this week.
A great day at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Stirling yesterday – so enjoyed “Sensational Seafood” with chef Tania. Fantastic food, flavours, cooking tips, wonderful host Daniel and new friends Trudy & Rachael. Thanks Claire for making your dream come true – such a beautiful place filled with happiness, love & care.
Fabulous Middle Eastern Cooking class with Genevieve Harris. Wonderful day cooking a delicious menu of Hummus and flat bread, Chermoula chicken, Harissa marinated Prawns,with a beautiful eggplant and tomato salad, and bbq lamb skewers marinated in Hilbeh served with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and yoghurt sauce.
Then deep fried almond pastries with honey and orange blossom syrup.
All served with lovely wines or fruit juice and water.
Fabulous day, heaps of fun and staying at the villas made the walk home very easy.
Highly Recommended 5*****
It’s all hands on, all interacting with each other. The food, atmosphere and setting are just awesome. highly recommended.
Fantastic fun night out
The perfect Staycation ideas for these Adelaide Hills Luxury Villas. Stay and Play. Wellness, Adventure and Relaxation. Which Villa will you choose? Bali, Yoko or Zen
One of the standout features of group cooking classes is their inclusivity. Unlike non-hands-on activities that might alienate certain members, cooking classes create a level playing field.