Cooking Classes with Sally Wise

The Sally Wise Cooking School is situated in the picturesque Derwent Valley near the small township of Molesworth. The Valley is renowned for its abundance of high quality fresh produce and it is from the local growers and her own garden and orchard that Sally will demonstrate how to prepare delicious meals, preserves and more.

Some class topics are now conducted by Sally’s daughter Stephanie, who has her own food business, Steph’s Kitchen.  These classes include Pasta Making, Sausage Making and Confectionery.

Every person who attends the class will enjoy tastings as the class progresses as well as a generous morning tea.

In fact, it’s advisable not to eat too much breakfast before you come along. Everyone always leaves here very full indeed.

If there are any topics that you would like but are not listed, please feel free to let us know and we will set up a session to cater to this.


 Classes are 4 hours duration (9am till 1pm) unless otherwise specified. 

 Private classes can be arranged – phone 0408 569 423 or email:

May 21st Slow Cooking
June 11th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
June 25th Family Favourites
July 2nd Spanish Cooking
July 9th Slow Cooking
July 16th Vegetarian Cooking
July 23rd Gluten Free Cooking
August 13th Sausage Making
August 27th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
September 3rd Cooking Italian – homemade pasta and sauces
September 24th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
October 1st Wood fired ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza
October 8th Pasta Making
October 15th Making the Most of Meats
October 22nd Preparing a High Tea
November 5th Preserving – jams, cordials and chutneys
November 12th Easy Cheese Making
November 19th Wood fired ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza
November 26th Easy Confectionery
December 3rd Gifts from the Kitchen
December 17th Preserving – jams, cordials and chutneys
January 7th Bottling the Fruits of the Season
January 14th Preserves – jams, cordials and chutneys
January 28th Vegetarian Cooking
February 4th Easy Cheese Making
February 11th Bottling the Fruits of the Season
February 15th Preserves – jams, cordials and chutneys
February 18th Pasta Making
February 25th Making the Most of Meat
March 11th Preparing High Tea
March 18th Mother and Son
March 25th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
April 1st Gluten Free Cooking
April 8th Sausage Making
April 15th Wood fired ovens, Brewing beer and Making the Perfect Pizza
April 22nd Vegetarian Cooking
May 6th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
May 13th Mother and Daughter
May 20th Easy Cheese Making
May 27th Pasta Making
June 3rd Spanish Cooking
June 10th Making the Most of Meat
June 17th Slow Cooking


Easy Cheese Making – $180 + GST

Learn to make a variety of simple cheeses na learn how to use them in everyday cooking.

Making the Most of Meat – $200 + GST

By popular request, this class will show how to cook a range of meat dishes – from roasts to braises to minced meat dishes and so much more.

Family FavouritesMeals and More – $170 +GST

Learn to prepare easy dishes that will be popular with all the family.

Sausage Making – $210

Learn how to make and tie sausages like a professional.  The sausages made during this class are made with fresh, local meats and are additive and gluten free.  This class also covers home curing of bacon.

Preserving – jams, cordials and chutneys– $170 + GST

In this session learn how to make easy jams, pickles, chutneys and cordials.

Making and Baking Yeast Goods – $160 + GST
This session shows how simply and quickly bread can be made.  A range of sweet and savoury bread products are made during this class.

Slow Cooking  – $200 + GST

In this session several dishes will be prepared to show the scope of your everyday slow cooker, from soups to main courses to stunning desserts and cakes.

Gluten Free Cooking – $170 + GST

An array of gluten free foods will be prepared, from everyday dishes to baked goods such as biscuits and cakes that are very bit (and more) delicious than their gluten-soaked counterparts.

Sweet Treats from the Kitchen  – $170 +GST

This session will evoke memories of grandmother’s kitchens from a time when morning and afternoon tea were a social norm.  The sweet treats prepared will showcase exquisite Tasmanian fruits of the season.

Easy Cheese Making – $170 + GST
During this class a range of easy cheeses will be prepared, such as Mozzarella and Halloumi.

Pasta Making – $160

Learn how to prepare hand-made pasta and a range of sauces and dishes to accompany them.

Mother and Daughter – $180 + GST

Join Sally and daughter Stephanie in the kitchen for a morning’s cooking in the kitchen and share a delicious light lunch.

Sweet Treats from the Kitchen – $170 + GST

Learn to make an array of sweet treats – cakes, tarts, muffins, biscuits and cookies and more.

Gifts from the Kitchen – $180 +GST

In this class we will make a variety of edible treats that are ideal for gifts for special occasions.

Spanish Cooking – $190 + GST

Exploring the flavours and dishes of Spain.

Vegetarian Cooking  – $170 + GST

A large variety of tasty vegetarian dishes and sides are prepared in this class, with a strong focus on using seasonal produce and pulses.

Cooking Italian – $190 +GST

Delicious savoury sauces as well as homemade pasta are featured in this class.

Wood fired Ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza – $220 +GST (5 hour class)

Spend a day with the Wises, with discussion and instruction about building a bread or pizza oven.  Brewing simple homemade beers is also part of the programme for this class.   Pizza made scratch, from dough to preparing delectable toppings, and finally cooking them in Herman, the wood fired oven that Robert built.

Confectionery Making – $180

In this class lots of delicious sweet candies and chocolates will be made, ideal or gifts or to savour at home with your family.

Mother and Son – $180 + GST

A chance for a mother and son to spend a fun morning together, cooking up a range of treats both savoury and sweet.



179 Wyre Forest Road, Molesworth, Tasmania 7140

To enquire or make bookings:
Email :
Phone : 0408 569 423

How to get here

If travelling from Hobart, follow the Brooker Highway until you come to Granton.  Keeping to the left side of the river, drive about 10 to 15 minutes more until you reach the small township of Sorell Creek (just before New Norfolk).

Turn left here (the road to Molesworth) and travel for a few kilometres until you see Collins Cap Road on the right.  Follow this road for about 700 metres more – you will see Wyre Forest Road on the left.   We are number 179, clearly marked with the cooking school sign.

If you are coming from New Norfolk – at Sorell Creek, turn right into the road to Molesworth.  Follow this road until you see Collins Cap Rd on the right, turn up here and after about 700 metres turn left into Wyre Forest Rd.

We are about 30 minutes from Hobart CBD or 7 to 10 minutes from New Norfolk.