Cooking shows urging you to up your culinary game? Sign up to a cooking class and build a brand new recipe with local, seasonal produce handpicked from kitchen gardens, farm gates and local markets across regional Victoria. With masterclasses and hands-on workshops at restaurants, wineries and purpose-built schools, you'll be making a meal of Victoria's best in no time.
Gather your favourite wannabe culinary kings and queens, sign up for a class, and enjoy the fruits of your labour over a feast with a matching local tipple.
Make nonna proud and master the art of handmade pasta, sausages, sauces and multi-course Italian feasts. Go Italiano at Green Olive at Red Hill, A Tavola at Pizzini Wines, Al Dente Cooking School at Billanook Estate, and Bendigo's Epicurean Delicatessen. Pronto.
Don't soufflé alone, join a French cooking class. In Trentham, learn from legendary Annie Smithers at Du Fermier's masterclasses in all things French and farmhouse: smoking, charcuterie, pies, cassoulet and custards. For an encore, master the ancient French art of charcuterie and impress your pals with your own pâté made at Piper Street Food Co. in Kyneton.
Ballarat's Catfish will have you prepping contemporary dishes, including coconut soups and spicy salads, to feast on with matching wines. You'll be tongue Thai-ed.
Make and break bread with your friends at Redbeard Historic Bakery's Sunday sourdough workshops in Trentham. Find the romance in perfect pastries, pies, pasta and breadmaking at Milly & Romeo's Cooking School & Artisan Bakery in Koonwarra.
At Gippsland's Peppermint Ridge Farm, go a little Leyland Brothers with bush food cooking classes, part of the Native Creative Cooking School. On Sundays, The Saltbush Kitchen in Ballarat will show you the way of bush spices and how to use them at home.