Take a cooking masterclass!

Our French farmhouse is also the home of our cooking classes, where you can learn to cook traditional  French dishes and serve great food in a fun relaxed and informal setting. This four day course offers a truly unique personal experience, with “hands on” participation.  The cooking classes give a real insight into the seasonal local produce available in the area, giving a “good feel” for the array of Normandy produce that is available. All lessons are held in the French style kitchen, using the provided equipment and cooked on the Everhot range cooker, enabling you to master the art of cooking on a range cooker. The excursions and classes are run by David himself. David has over 26 years experience as a chef, having retired from the British Army where he was an chef for the duration of his military career. During this time he mastered his trade catering from the Private soldier to dignitaries, royalty and other VIP events.   

Cooking Class Itinerary

 Day 1 

Afternoon arrival and settle in ,we meet before dinner to discuss your menus and programme together, with a welcome drink. You then enjoy a 4 course dinner

Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast, we will leave to go to a local market, or visit a local producer to get our ingredients.

Arriving back at the farmhouse for lunch. In the afternoon we meet in the kitchen where you get involved in preparing your three course delicious dinner.

Time to relax before we meet at 7 pm ,heading into the kitchen for last minute prep and to plate up each course.

Day 3

After breakfast we will visit one of the local producers from the region, we have a choice of  either a ciderie, oyster farm or the Caramels D Isigny depending on the season. Here  you are invited to sample their produce, then we will return to the Old Farm for lunch.

After lunch we will join David again in the kitchen to prepare your evening meal.

Late afternoon is yours to enjoy the farmhouse, garden or courtyard before meeting back in the kitchen at 7 pm to complete and  serve your evening meal. After all, a cooking class is in equal part, a culinary experience, social occasion followed by a long enjoyable sit down meal.

Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast we will say our fond farwells . Don’t forget your complimentary apron, and recipes so you can delight your family and friends back home .

Important Details

What’s Included


Included in the 4 day course is 3 nights bed and breakfast, 3 x four course evening meals . 2 x lunches of Normandy cheeses, charcuterie, cider, apple juice and breads .


2 x fun, hands on cooking classes in the farmhouse kitchen . All ingredients for the duration of your course. Excursions to the market and local producer . Complimentary apron and recipe folder.

Cost of the Course


Price €650 per person

Maximum of 2 people per course All lesson instructions are in English

Non-cooking participants are welcome to accompany you, including all meals ,lunches and optional choice to accompany on all excursions.

Price €335 per person


Please use the contact form to confirm availability and dates.

As we are located in the heart of the D day history ,you may want to take the opportunity to stay longer to visit the sites. Extend your stay after your course for a reduced rate of €80 per night per room.

Room rate for your extended stay would be on a bed and breakfast basis

Sample Dishes

Just some of the dishes you can choose from will consist of the following:

Starter

Chicken Liver Pate
Normandy Oysters with Camembert and Apple
French Style Country Terrine
Soupe de Poisson
Normandy style French Onion Soup
Boudin Noir Aux Pommes

Main Course

Beef Bourguignon
Coq au Vin
Cassoulet
Blanquette de Veau
Filet de porc à la pomme et à l’estragon

Desserts

Clafouti
Tart Au Citron
Normandie Tart
Creme Brulee
Apple Tarte tatin
Poire Belle Helen
Homemade ice creams