Great day learning to make sausages. Patrick was very knowledgeable and did not hesitate to share tips and his experience. We came home with some very delicious sausages and a feeling of satisfaction. Looking forward to creating more. The workshop was excellent value.
Patrick is a wonderful host and teacher. We three had a great day learning the craft of sausage making right from the cutting of the meat and preparing the spices to filling the sausage cases. The cottage is surrounded by great mountain vistas and the working kitchen easy to access. Patrick is good at directing so it means that your hands do the work in the sausage making process with his guidance. Can't wait to get back for another workshop.
The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings with very friendly hosts. Our dogs loved being able to run in the securely-fenced paddock.
The skies were clear at night, showing lots of stars and the Milky Way. What better place for Patrick's soft cheese workshop, which is an excellent introduction to cheese making from an experienced trainer, who is funny, and very generous with his knowledge.
We also had the gourmet dinner, which was magnificent. Patrick created a great atmosphere as the backdrop to serving four delicious courses, providing our taste buds with surprise after culinary surprise—a delicious, exquisitely cooked meal.
My husband and I came here for a weekend away with another couple and our three dogs.
House: well-presented with a fully equipped kitchen, fantastic woodstove and comfortable beds. You get the feeling that everything has been thought of and the host, Patrick, had even prepared electric blankets for us.
Food: We ordered the breakfast hamper which was delightful and well worth the money. Each item was locally sourced and made on site, including award-winning jams. Stand-outs were the apple juice, speck bacon, quark and peach yoghurt.
We ordered the three course meal which was undoubtedly one of the best meals in our lifetimes - even better than a lot of hatted restaurants. Patrick served us so nicely and explained the ingredients and how certain dishes were made. Incredible attention to detail and divine flavours.
Dogs: there was plenty of space for our puppers to run around and the whole area was well fenced. They were allowed indoors and additionally got to play with Patrick’s friendly dogs too!
Thank you very much for your outstanding hospitality, Patrick. See you again for our next visit!
Nestled in dairy cattle country in the foothills of the NSW Southern Highlands, this is the perfect retreat for those who want to get away from the hustle-bustle of city living. Our host, Patrick, made us feel so welcome, we'd readily visit again. A bespoke dinner and cheese making mini-course were added extras that made our time complete.
Amazing setting, beautiful landscape, very comfortable and well-appointed cottage, and friendly hosts (including the dogs). And, did I mention the food? Excellent and highly recommended! A great location with a comfortable drive to the coast, nature walks, country shops and beautiful scenery driving through the hills and valleys. We look forward to our return visit to learn more about cheese making from Patrick and Heike.
I shouted my husband and I and 2 great friends a 7 course dinner late last year for our Christmas party. We all decided afterwards that it was the greatestl excursion into gastronomic pleasure that any of us have ever experienced.
It was wonderful to be able to fall into our comfortable beds which were conveniently situated at a very short distance from the table, and then to wake the next morning to the gorgeous view, already reminiscing about The Meal while we somehow managed to devour the delectable contents in the breakfast hamper. All the while our dogs played outside in complete safety and so everybody was content!
Patrick is a wizard of a chef, engaging all of your senses, building anticipation and then playing with your expectations before exceeding them completely.
I cannot recommend this experience highly enough.