This one-day course is ideal for those who love nothing more than tucking into a traditional meat pie. Join our in-house team to learn how to produce proper handcrafted pies at home.

By the end of the day you’ll have the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to create the homemade pastry and the tasty, savoury fillings that together make a truly great pie.

Our in-house team will share both their extensive knowledge of the butchery industry and their pastry skills with you, giving you the chance to turn your hand to making:

  • Suet pastry
  • Short crust pastry
  • Rough puff pastry
  • Hot water crust pastry
  • Chicken and mushroom pie
  • Steak and kidney pie
  • Steak and ale pie
  • Traditional hand-raised pork pie.

You will be able to take home a selection of your own hand-crafted products. The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. We welcome students to bring their own containers to transport their food home.

The School of Artisan Food is nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire, just a few minutes from the A1 and M1.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as lunch prepared by our hospitality team. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

'Without a doubt the entire day was outstanding, from the warm and friendly welcome at reception, quality (and quantity!) food to keep us going throughout the day and absolutely first-class teaching. I'm already planning to save up to try another course!'

  • Time

    10:00 - 17:00 

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Tutor(s)

    Gillian Mason & Sally-Ann Hunt

Proper Pie Making

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Proper Pie Making

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