Exquisite experiences in the North York Moors
Why not try something a bit different while you’re here in the North York Moors and join a behind-the-scenes tour of some of our fabulous artisan food & drink producers, brush up on your cookery skills, learn how to distil gin or forage your own meal ingredients.
My Kitchen – Woodlands Farm B&B owner Amy Callin opens her kitchen to both residents and non-residents for a range of cookery experiences. Whether it’s talks and tastings by producers of locally-created food and drink such as cheese and gin; or experiences ranging from two hours to half a day with themes such as Christmas Baking and Yorkshire Afternoon Tea.
The Lazy T – Professional chef and forager, Katy Doman, has evolved her luxury glamping retreat into a pop-up dining space, all with the help of husband Skot. Situated in a beautiful rustic barn, The Lazy T are offering a series of wild suppers, open to both guests and non-guests, where the menu includes foraged and fermented ingredients and regeneratively-farmed meat cooked over an open fire.
Sourdough cookery school – Pascal Watkins honed his sourdough bakery skills while running the well-respected foodie haunt, the Angel Inn at Hetton near Skipton. Since opening Cawthorne House B&B in Pickering he runs afternoon sourdough masterclasses for guests which include taking home your own freshly baked loaf and a sourdough starter.
Cake decorating – Guests booking into the delightful shepherd’s hut run by Gumboots & Wellingtons, can look forward to a cupcake decorating session with Cakes by Kristina. In an hour-long session, you’ll learn how to create a ‘showstopper’ while honing their decorating skills and relaxing afterwards with a cup of tea and cake.
The Arches cookery school – Join chef to the stars, Sarah Muir, at her family ran cookery school on one of their fantastically foodie day courses. Located at Grinkle Park Farm, Arches Cookery School sits majestically on the side of a stunning valley, making it the perfect place to turn your hand to classic French dishes, a taste of Tuscany and a Thai masterclass.
Vegan and Ayurvedic cooking at Yoga and Spice – Yoga teacher Lorraine Clissold is also the author of the Chinese cookery book ‘Why the Chinese don’t count calories’. She readily shares her Asian-style vegan and ayurvedic cookery skills, using home grown vegetables and herbs, with guests staying on one of Lorraine’s weekend retreats, which also include yoga and meditation sessions.
Wild Roots Foraging – Connect with the seasonality of local food by joining Lucy Cuzzocrea on one of her Wild Roots Foraging events. As well as showing how to safely and sustainably forage food, whether its bilberries on heathland or fungi in the forests, Lucy also draws on her culinary talent to share how these edible finds can be used during her Wild Food Walks or Forage and Feast events.
Gin school – Head to Malton’s Rare Bird Distillery for a hands-on distilling session creating and bottling your own bespoke bottle of London dry gin using a miniature copper still. The 2.5 hour experience includes complimentary gin & tonics plus an insight into its history as Matt and Elizabeth shares their passion for all things gin.