Wild Italian Cookery

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 Italian inspired 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 and wild ingredients, 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 Lombardy, Northern Italy, where she inherited a deep culinary appreciation for the country’s approach to quality, seasonal ingredients and the focus on shared dining. 

Wild Italian cookery course
Wild Italian cookery course
Christian picking nettles for our wild italian cookery course
Wild Garlic Pici Pasta

What's Included

£150 pp

Our Customer Reviews

"We went to the Pasta Workshop and couldn't fault a single part of the experience. The entire day was great with both Christian and Beckie being both fantastic with their in depth knowledge in how to make the pasta you know, taste even better!"
James H.
"Beckie and Christian’s concept of sourcing local foods, along with the wild things we don’t think about any more, combined with cooking over the open fires is inspirational - and made even more delightful by their enchanting woodland setting."
Jo T.
"A wonderful experience and worth every penny. It’s a lovely position in the Surrey Hills! The staff are great, they obviously know their stuff and their enthusiasm is addictive. You learn bushcraft as well as cooking over fire that you have made yourself (no matches!) and eating some fantastic food."
Paul S.

Upcoming Dates

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You may be luck – as we often add new dates to the diary. Sign up to our Waiting List to be the first to hear about any new dates launched. 

Our 2022 Course dates will be launched on the 1st July.

Sample Dishes

Wild Garlic Focaccia

Rabbit Arancini w/ N’Duja mayo

Nettle Pici Pasta w/ Crayfish

Borage Tortellini w/ Buttered Cobnuts

Slow Roasted Chilli, Fennel and Orange Pork Belly 

Wild Herb Gnocchi w/ Venison Ragu

Pheasant Saltimbocca w/ Fennel Squashed Potatoes

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.