Cookery School


The WI Cookery School in Oxfordshire welcomes anyone with a passion for cooking to come and extend their range of skills and experience. The school caters for all levels of ability with courses for the novice cook to the accomplished chef – all with local and seasonal produce in mind. There is also a range of courses for families to attend, so even the smallest members of the family can get hands on! Online booking is now LIVE! Our phone lines are incredibly busy so please bear with us! Skip the queues and book online below!

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 23 August 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 25 August 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(4 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make clotted cream, plus a range of hard cheeses, including cheddar... Read More

WI Member: £45.00

Non Member: £50.00


Starts: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 6:00PM
Ends: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 8:00PM
Available spaces: 9

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Join Kelly to master the art of making a perfect 'French' meringue and learn the elusive technique of how to colour the outside of your meringues with your choice of colouring to make a delicious... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 30 August 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Mariella Bliss

Mariella Bliss has been successfully baking and selling focaccia and ciabatta for over ten years. Come and learn the secret of Italian bread making using a biga starter or handling a very wet dough... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 30 August 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 01 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

Tutor: Ashley Keen

Are you or a family member vegetarian? Love to have dinner parties but do not want to cook two different meals? Let us introduce you to an array of exciting, modern vegetarian meals. Even the... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Monday, 02 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 04 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

Tutor: Jill Arthur

Join Jill on a baking masterclass as she incorporates seasonal fruits and vegetables into some of your favourite or soon to be favourite bakes. Covering an array of cakes, doughs, biscuits and... Read More

WI Member: £125.00

Non Member: £145.00


Starts: Thursday, 05 September 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 05 September 2019 at 5:00PM
Available spaces: 5

Tutor: Ashley Keen

Take your home ferments to the next level with exciting new flavour combinations, cultured condiments and even your very own ginger 'bug' for real ginger beer at home. It is preferable but not... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 06 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 08 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(2 other dates available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

There’s no gift as special as something homemade so join us for a cookery class that will not only get you in the festive spirit but will also help you reduce your Christmas shopping!

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 09 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 11

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Alison Haigh

Alison Haigh grew up in an artisan bakery and she will be sharing her experience on this special weekend bread course. You will learn how four simple ingredients can be combined to produce wonderful... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 13 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

(5 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make a range of soft cheeses using domestic kitchen utensils and cover... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Friday, 13 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Bhavini Mistry

Join Bhavini for a weekend where you will immerse yourself in an array of aromatic spices to create delicious, authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist that you can easily recreate at home.... Read More

WI Member: £405.00

Non Member: £445.00


Starts: Monday, 16 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

Tutor: Alex Mackay

This September, escape to the Mediterranean with Alex. Autumn is a mystical time where the harvests of wild mushrooms, chestnuts and grapes set off a colourful landscape. The food is still light with... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Friday, 20 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Katie Churchard

Join Katie for skill building in the kitchen, covering a range of baked goods using seasonal ingredients, including a beetroot and apple bread, lemon and elderflower drizzle cake, plum tart tatin and... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Monday, 23 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 10

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Mariella Bliss

Join our authentic Neapolitan cook and tutor Mariella, to learn how to make fresh pizza and pasta and extend your repertoire beyond bolognese sauce! Learn how to make pizza dough and fresh egg and... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 9

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make a blue goats log, cambozola and a stilton, plus and a range of... Read More

WI Member: £375.00

Non Member: £410.00


Starts: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 1

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Ashley Keen

Simple, colourful and vibrant food from the great reaches of the Middle East, guaranteed to bring sunshine to any occasion. Explore techniques, ingredients and recipes inspired by travels through the... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 02 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 04 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 5

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Vivien Lloyd

As the nights draw in and the trees shed their leaves, join us to preserve Autumn fruits and vegetables for the year ahead, using the traditional methods championed by the WI. This course is... Read More

WI Member: £150.00

Non Member: £170.00


Starts: Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 4

Tutor: Wakako Guppy

Many British people think of sushi as ‘raw fish’, but actually sushi is a rice-based cuisine. You’ll learn how to make sushi rice in an authentic method in this course which will be the... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Monday, 14 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 8

Tutor: Peter Lien

Spain is rightly famous for its simple cooking using fantastic produce. From classic paellas to the Moorish inspired cookery of Andalucia, this course will cover some of the most popular Iberian... Read More

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Ends: Friday, 18 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Available spaces: 9

Tutor: Alison Haigh

Following the success of Alison's Introductory bread course, she is now offering Bread Baking for the Home - Part 2 to extend your knowledge and skill base further. It is not essential that you have... Read More

WI Member 1 Adult 1 Child: £95.00

Non Member 1 Adult 1 Child: £115.00

WI Member 1 Adult 2 Children: £125.00

Non Member 1 Adult 2 Children: £145.00


Starts: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Ana Dores

Enjoy a day of baking spooky creations for Halloween next week during the half term break! This course is aimed at 6-12 year olds, however all ages are welcome. Parent/Guardian participation.

WI Member: £440.00

Non Member: £480.00


Starts: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 25 October 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 21

Tutor: Lindy Wildsmith and Sue McKenna

This is a second instalment of our popular Italian cooking and language course and is suitable for anyone who has complete part 1 or who already speaks a little conversational Italian. Whether you... Read More

WI Member 1 Adult 1 Child: £95.00

Non Member 1 Adult 1 Child: £115.00

WI Member 1 Adult 2 Children: £125.00

Non Member 1 Adult 2 Children: £145.00


Starts: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 10:00AM
Ends: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 4:30PM
Available spaces: 7

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Ana Dores

Enjoy a day of baking spooky creations for Halloween next week during the half term break! This course is aimed at 6-12 year olds, however all ages are welcome. Parent/Guardian participation.

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Friday, 01 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(5 other dates available)

Tutor: Louise Talbot

Join farmer's wife and cheese maker Louise Talbot for a fascinating course in making cheese at home. Louise will show you how to make a range of soft cheeses using domestic kitchen utensils and cover... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Friday, 01 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 03 November 2019 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 0

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

Join Kelly for a cake baking and decorating course using traditional and contemporary techniques to create two modern masterpieces, including an American chocolate fudge cake covered in a seamless... Read More

WI Member: £400.00

Non Member: £440.00


Starts: Monday, 04 November 2019 at 4:00PM
Ends: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 at 1:30PM
Available spaces: 6

(1 other date available)

Tutor: Kelly Mauger

This patisserie course will cover many of the classics of French pastry work using an array of skills which you will learn and practice, including blind baking and piping. We will make base recipes... Read More