Darina Allen has always been inspirational to us and we are very, very lucky to have Ballymaloe just a 45 minute drive away. When we first thought about opening a cookery school (thought first mooted over bottle wine 2005 – purchased 2007 – opened 2009 – many, many bottles wine in between!!!) of course Ballymaloe is the mothership that we all aspire to. Darina could not have been more encouraging or helpful to us and brought us up to Ballymaloe in Jan 2008 to see how its really done. Around twice a year we entertain Ballymaloe’s 12 week certificate course and this year they came to visit on a beautiful June Thursday. We love having this group, from every walk of life but all have one common denominator – they love food!
Ballymaloe Cookery School visits The Tannery Cookery School