Wild Italian Cookery

Wild Italian Cookery

Salt Box Pop-Up with Surrey Hills Coffee



Friday 15th May 2020 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday 13th June 2020 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Immerse yourself in Italy’s culinary favourites with a twist, cooked over an open-fire and featuring seasonally and locally inspired British produce.

Throughout the day, you’ll learn how to create delicious meals in a relaxed and informative environment surrounded by the crackle and pop of fires. 


Our food-filled adventure starts with a walk up to our woodland glen, gathering a selection of wild ingredients on our way.  After a restorative freshly brewed coffee in our woodland kitchen, we will then turn our attention to the main business of the day; learning how to make a selection of Italian inspired dishes. 


No Italian Cookery course would be complete without a celebration of Italy’s most beloved carbohydrates – so freshly made pasta is definitely on the agenda! We’ll also create a selection of dishes featuring seasonal ingredients and wild game, cooked over an open fire.


And of course, you’ll finish the day with a hard-earned feast. And what better place to lunch than under our woodland canopy in the great outdoors?


Expect to head home smelling of wood smoke, with plenty of food and fire in your bellies. We’ll send you an email recipe pack so that you can get started at home straight away.


Our passion for Italian inspired cookery stems from co-founder Beckie’s childhood in Piedmont, Northern Italy, where she inherited a deep culinary appreciation for the country’s approach to quality, seasonal ingredients and the focus on shared dining. 


Dishes you’ll create on the day may include:

Bruschetta w/ Priory Farm Crayfish, Fermented Wild Garlic
Hedgerow Picci Pasta w/ Nettle Pesto, Pangrattato
Pigeon Saltimbocca, Ground Ivy, Roast radish
Gnocchi w/ Wild Venison Ragu, Jack-by-the-Hedge Oil


Sorry, we’re afraid this course is not suitable for those who follow a gluten free or dairy free diet. Please get in touch if you need further details.



The Woods
The Salt Box
Priory Farm Estate, Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
RH1 4EJ, Surrey

What’s Included

Tea/coffee & refreshments throughout the day

Cookery Workshop

At least three delicious courses

E-mail recipe pack

All ingredients, equipment and apron will be provided.

Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The course content is subject to change.

Please Note

  • This event takes place in our woodland glen.
  • Full refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event.
  • Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.


Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?

We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions here.


View our Terms and Conditions here.

By booking a seat at one of our events or courses, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Wouldn’t this make the perfect gift?

Treat someone special to a ticket to this event, by snapping up a Salt Box gift voucher, eligible towards any of our dining events or cookery courses! Perfect for any celebration, just choose the value and we’ll pop one of these in the post, valid for 12 months! Order yours today. If you’d like to receive a Gift Voucher for a specific event, please ensure to get in touch after you’ve made your booking.

foraging, wild food, foraging walk, the salt box
wild food, foraging walk, wild cookery, the salt box
Illustration of wild mushrooms