Located in a 19th-century schoolhouse in the Derwent Valley village of Lachlan, about a 40-minute drive from Hobart, is Tasmania’s first hands-on, farm-based cookery school. The Kitchen's working farm provides organically grown vegetables, fruit, berries and herbs for the classes. Other ingredients are sourced from local farmers, fishers and artisanal producers.
The most popular class is 'The Agrarian Experience' ($385), a day-long cooking indulgence that begins with foraging for the freshest fruit and veggies in the garden, and then cooking up a storm before settling in for lunch with Tasmanian wines. Class size is limited to 10. Other classes specialise in charcuterie, gourmet sausage and pasta making, and the likes of winter braising. Brilliant! If you just want to eat all of this goodness rather than cook it, head to the Kitchen's Agrarian Eatery in New Norfolk.