There are many FREE resources around Melbourne for cooking enthusiasts looking to pick up some recipes and techniques. You can learn to cook Chinese dishes, make your own preserves and serve up some Lebanese food at the Moreland City Libraries from July to September. If you're still yearning for more, then check out the cooking demonstration classes from Craft & Co in Collingwood. It is a culinary destination that is the sum of a cafe, restaurant, bar, brewery, distillery, coffee roastery and retail store. It also houses a cured meat and cheese making room.
Craft & Co runs a variety of education programs designed to promote and preserve food and drink traditions. It works with a community of local producers to share with the public about how pasta, cheese, cured meats, baked goods, olive oil, coffee, wine, beer and cider are made. You can pick some recipes for use back home through the cooking demonstrations. Best of all, the sessions are FREE to attend. Simply register a space in your favourite class or all of them and learn how to create more delicious food.
There are plenty of specialty cheese makers, country providores and cheese shops around Melbourne that offer insights into the art and science of cheese making. Now you can roll up your sleeves and learn how fresh cheese can be made in your own home. The demonstration is led by expert cheesemakers who will share the steps required in making cheeses like ricotta and haloumi. Click here to reserve your space.