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Who doesn’t love a pie – we can’t wait to teach this course, one of our favourites of the entire year. You’ll learn a whole repertoire of savoury and sweet pies. Fish and shellfish…., meat, game and chicken pies and several delectable vegetarian options, some spicy and others embellished with lots of fresh herbs ….. Some with a potato topping, others with a short crust or flakey pastry lid or a scrunchy filo top…..

In the hands-on sessions you’ll also have the opportunity to perfect your pastry skills and learn the technique of covering a pie and scalloping the edges like a pro.

Of course there will also be a selection of seasonal fruit pies and we’ll include our favourite free form rustic pie – a great convertible…. We’ll have lots of fun, you’ll love this course and your pies will be the envy of your friends and your dinner party invitation, will be the most coveted of all.....



Course Elements

  • Three demonstration sessions, with overhead mirrors and two monitors showing close-up handiwork. Teachers share a wealth of knowledge through their expert tips and techniques. Students can ask questions and have the opportunity to taste the dishes prepared at the end of the sessions.

  • Two morning hands-on sessions with a 1-6 teacher to student ratio

  • A guided tour of our organic farm, gardens, dairy and greenhouses so you can see where much of the produce comes from.

  • Breakfast each weekday morning with freshly baked breads from our Bread Shed bakery, homemade butter and preserves as well as breakfast compotes, cereals and Jersey milk and youghurt from our organic herd


Good to know

•    A pack of course recipes will be provided for your ongoing reference

•    Our Ballymaloe Cookery School Shop will be open for further inspiration: cookery books, equipment, select ingredients and organic porduce from the farm and gardens.

Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
Terms and Conditions

All bookings for a course or event at Ballymaloe Cookery School are subject to our standard Terms and Conditions.