Join Nathan Mills at The Butchery to learn about all things meaty. Our archway was chosen so we would have heaps of space to teach you all. The Butchery's classes will be a chance to be very hands on, and to take home all the meat you have worked on or have it stored and aged with us depending on the animal being cut, experience tells us that chicken doesn't age well, but beef gets real tasty. If you cant make it to a class but would still love to have your own bit of beef aged for a special occasion or just because, give us a call or stay posted to our twitter and blog feeds so you can see what is coming in and when it will be ready.
On joining a class you will be provided with a white butchers coat and apron, to wear during the class and basic butchers tools, saw, chopper, boning and steak knives. We do recommend wearing comfortable fully enclosed leather shoes.
Classes are hands on and physical with a small group of 6 students, they are not just demonstrations. All classes end with something yummy to eat.
08 Mar 12 by Going With My Gut
20 Jan 12 by Freestyle Cookery
20 Jan 12 by Create Eat Love
Learn the Lamb, Love the Lamb
in October 2013,
reviewed on 14 October 2013
I can't recommend this course highly enough. If you enjoy meat in general, want to learn where the various cuts come from and get some hands on too, then this is the course for you. Nathan is a great teacher and you can feel the passion he has for his profession...top notch!
in October 2013,
reviewed on 11 October 2013
This was an excellent class. Nathan was a great teacher, very hands on and helpful and I felt we packed a lot into our evening. It was all very laid back and a small class meant everyone had a go and got plenty of attention. I'd say what with 3 hour's worth of sausage making followed by a delicious dinner and enough sausages to last me for weeks represented really good value for money. I'd highly recommend it.
Arrived brutally hungover & nauseous, left feeling immensely satisfied, enlightened and proud of the day's work.
Nathan is a first class teacher and top bloke to boot. The course is hard work (manually), but incredibly gratifying from start to finish.
The quality of the - full suitcase's worth of - butchered beef you take home is extraordinarily good and varied.
I couldn't recommend Bash the Beef enough - genuinely a unique and very rewarding experience for anyone passionate about quality food & craftsmanship.
as a novice who is more interested in eating meat, than cooking or butchering it, this event was great fun and really great value. We left stuffed & very happy. The family style table set up meant we had a good chat with some other meat-lovers & the food & bar arrangements went smoothly so there were no delays. All in all, run very well & by very friendly people. Highly recommended :))
A thoroughly inspired evening learning about natives and rare breeds in the best possible way - blind tasting! The lightning fast butchery demonstration by Nathan and his team was a definite highlight - highly recommend you get yourself to The Butchery, if you haven't already!
Fantastic night at the Butchery - loved seeing the actual butchery of the cow and learning about the native and rare breads. Food was fantastic - you could have had a night with just the Caesar Salad croutons ;)
Very well organised - can't wait for the next one
WHAT"S YOUR BEEF ? a three breed taste off. by The Butchery Ltd
Absolutely brilliant. What a great idea and perfectly executed. Such a great night. Please make this a regular event. Perhaps with different breeds each time. Big thanks again to Nathan and his team. Well done!
My Knives Are Back!
Really great! Lots of useful detail on knife materials, sharpening techniques. Very hands-on, and there's really no substitute for someone actually standing next to you and showing you how to do it. I brought along my knives, and they are now in GREAT condition. In particular, I had a sushi knife that was in quite a bad way, Nath showed me how it needed to be handled, and I managed to get the edge straight again, and the cut razor sharp.
Really, really useful, good fun, and there was also tasty bread and pate! Top marks!
More than meats the eye!!
Really excellent course, would recommend to anyone interested in quality food and where it comes from. It was a full day but it flew by - really interesting to learn and practice butchery techniques and to see some of the differences in style between US, UK and Australian cuts.
Nathan is passionate about sourcing and selling the best quality meat possible. He was a great teacher and it was a small class so plenty of hands on experience and time to ask questions on anything meat. I came away with a much greater appreciation of different cuts, different ways to cook them and of course two huge bags of beef.
Nathan and Ruth were really hospitable and we had a great lunch and dinner. Add in the time, tuition and vast amount of different cuts of fantastic beef I got to take home and enjoy; and I feel it was definitely money well spent (and will be going back for more courses once we've eaten the results of this one!)