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.

Classes will focus on cooking naturally without the use of artificial additives that permeate so much of the commercially prepared food we consume on a daily basis. Classes start at 9am and run until 1pm.

Every person who attends the class will enjoy tastings as the class progresses as well as a generous morning tea. Samples will be provided for each participant to take home.

Discounts made for group bookings. Extra classes can be arranged by request.

NEW CLASS CALENDAR September 2014 to April 2015

The cost of all classes is $160 per person, with exception of Sausage Making, which is $195.

(Please note – it is essential to confirm bookings one week before the class date).

September 24th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
September 28th Vegetarian Cooking
October 4th Slow Cooking
October 9th Sweet Treats from the Kitchen
October 11th Gluten Free Cookery
October 16th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
October 18th Family Favourites – Meals and More
October 21st Slow Cooking
October 23rd Vegetarian Cooking
October 25th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
November 8th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
November 27th Slow Cooking
November 29th Gluten Free Cookery
December 6th Whole Food Cooking
December 11th Gifts from the Kitchen
December 18th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
December 20th Convict and Colonial Cookery
January 8th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
January 10th Sausage making
January 15th Bottling the fruits of the season
January 17th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
January 21st Making and Baking Yeast Goods
January 24th Gluten Free Cookery
January 28th Slow Cooking
February 4th Vegetarian Cooking
February 7th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
February 11th Pasta Making
February 14th Sweet Treats from the Kitchen
February 18th Gluten Free Cookery
February 25th Family Favourites – Meals and More
March 7th Sweet Treats from the Kitchen
March 13th Gluten Free Cookery
March 18th Making and Baking Yeast Goods
March 21st Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
March 28th Slow Cooking
April 11th Preserving – jams, cordials, chutneys
April 15th Family Favourites – Meals and More
April 18th Gluten Free Cookery
April 22nd Slow Cooking
April 26th Making and Baking Yeast Goods


In this session learn how to make easy jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys, cordials and bottling of seasonal fruits all year round.

Making and Baking Yeast Doughs
This session shows how simply and quickly bread can be made. Both sweet and savoury bread products are baked, more than enough to eat during the class with plenty of samples to take home to enjoy later.

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

Convict and Colonial Era Cookery
Take a step back in time and prepare foods of the convict and colonial era and prepare sweet and savoury dishes in an old slow combustion wood stove.

Gluten Free Cooking made Tasty and Easy
In this class an exciting array of gluten free foods will be prepared, from everyday dishes to baked goods such as biscuits, cakes and desserts that are very bit (and more) delicious that their gluten laden counterparts. Savoury dishes and breads will also be prepared.

Sweet Treats from the Kitchen
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.

Gifts from the Kitchen
Make gifts from friends and family by way of confectionery and attractive little jars of preserves. This class also includes basic candy making.

Sausage Making
Learn to make several different varieties of sausages – from beef, pork and lamb, even wallaby when available. Daughter Stephanie Wood (owner of Steph’s Kitchen) will be conducting this class, along with her husband Nathaniel.

Whole Food Cooking
This class focuses on the use of whole grains in breads and baked goods, as well as the incorporating of fresh, local seasonal produce in everyday cooking to maximum nutritional benefit.

How You Like It
If you would like to attend a class that contains more than one element from the list above (or other topics besides), this can be arranged.

Vegetarian Cooking
This class focuses on how to make tasty and nutritious vegetarian meals, using fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are grown in our farm garden or sourced locally.

Bottling Fruits of the Season
This session involves the bottling of fruits as the seasons progress – from summer stone and berry fruits through to the earthy fruits of autumn such as apples, pears, quinces and more.Sally Wise Cooking School

179 Wyre Forest Road, Molesworth, Tasmania 7140

To enquire or make bookings:
Email :
Phone : (03) 6261 1336 or 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 travel 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.