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 Gifts from the Kitchen.

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:

NOTE:  It is important to confirm your attendance at a class you have booked into the week of that class.

March 5th Slow Cooking
March 11th Preparing High Tea
March 18th Preserves – jams, cordials and chutneys
March 26th Party Food
April 8th Sausage Making
April 23rd Vegetarian Cooking
May 28th Pasta Making
June 3rd Spanish Cooking
June 11th Mother and Daughter
June 18th Slow Cooking
July 2nd Making and Baking Yeast Goods
July 29th Sweet Treats from the Kitchen
August 6th Wood fired oven, pizza and beer making
August 12th Party Food
August 13th Sausage Making
August 26th Preserves – Jams, Cordials, Chutneys, etc
September 17th Family Favourites – Meals and More
October 22nd Wood Fired Oven, Pizza and Beer Making
November 5th Preserves – Jams, Cordials, Chutneys, etc
November 19th Party Food
December 17th Gifts from the Kitchen


Party Food – $180 

Loads of sweet and savoury items, finger food and more, are prepared in this class, to ensure that your next party at home will be lots of fun.

Easy Cheese Making – $180 

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

Family FavouritesMeals and More – $200 

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

Sausage Making – $250

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.

High Tea – $190 

Learn how to prepare sweet and savoury treats for a High Tea celebrations.

Preserving – jams, cordials and chutneys – $200

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

Bottling the Fruits of the Season – $200

Learn how to bottle fruit and vegetables of the season by a range of preserving methods – from the Fowlers style bottling of fruit to pickling vegetables in delicious spiced vinegars.

Making and Baking Yeast Goods – $180
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  – $220 

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 – $190

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.

Easy Cheese Making – $200

During this class a range of easy cheeses will be prepared, such as Mozzarella and Halloumi.

Pasta Making – $180

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

Mother and Daughter – $190

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 – $210 

Learn to make a large  array of sweet treats – cakes, tarts, muffins, biscuits and cookies and more. This class is designed for four attendees only.

Gifts from the Kitchen – $200 

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

Spanish Cooking – $200

Exploring the flavours and dishes of Spain.

Vegetarian Cooking  – $180

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

Wood fired Ovens, Brewing Beer and Making the Perfect Pizza – $240  (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 husband Robert built.



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.