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The River Cottage Cooking Diploma: Next Level

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River Cottage’s Next Level Cooking Diploma expands your culinary horizons and takes your kitchen skills to new heights.  Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the River Cottage team share their incredible knowledge and passion to boost your confidence and ability in baking, charcuterie, fish and veg skills, pasta making, wood-fired cookery, preserves, fermentation and much more besides.

**Diploma available to pre-book today - classrooms open 31 January 2022**

This 12 course, 48 lesson Next Level diploma is a complete cookery course aimed at those who already have reasonable kitchen confidence or have completed some or all of the courses in the original River Cottage Cooking Diploma.

You’ll explore and acquire an amazing range of skills, recipes and knowledge, all grounded in the River Cottage core principles of ethical, seasonal and local sourcing, and cooking with optimal health in mind.

Hugh introduces all the courses and tutors and his own Next Level Much More Veg course is aimed at helping you create amazing plant based dishes worthy of formal entertaining and professional menus.

This is the level of aspiration for most of the courses, along with a few that will give you a thorough grounding in subjects not covered in the original diploma, for example the basics of making cheese at home, learning a range of fantastic home-made paste recipes, and optimising your gut health through embracing variety in your sourcing and cooking.

River Cottage’s chef-tutors are nationally recognised experts in their fields, and include award winning writer and outdoor cookery expert Gill Meller, best-selling fermentation author Rachel de Thample,  long-standing River Cottage bread and baking guru Andy Tyrell, and of course River Cottages Executive Head chef and Lead Tutor, Gelf Alderson.

As well as teaching his Next Level Much More Veg course, Hugh has teamed up with Gelf to create a ground-breaking Ethical Meat Course, expounding River Cottage’s ethical and sustainable meat sourcing policy and demonstrating “nose to tail” recipes that show ultimate respect for this most precious ingredient.

Each River Cottage course in the diploma can be bought separately, or you can enrol for the full 12 courses to complete the River Cottage next level Diploma.You will be issued a Certificate of Completion by Learning with Experts and River Cottage on finishing the 12 courses.

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