Smokey leg ham, Cotechino & Piemonte steak tartare for Christmas!

Next Available: 25 Nov 3:00PM
4.0 hours


In this course we will prepare a Christmassy feast of smoked, brined juicy leg ham, poached Cotechino sausage and an Italian steak tartare! These beautiful cooking techniques will be a welcome addition to your christmas table for all the family to enjoy.Instead of ordering your christmas ham, make your own! We will be smoking, mincing, filling natural sausage casings and hand chopping tender eye fillet! There is so much to learn and this class is not to missed. It is perfect for anyone that loves to cook for friends and family. You will have a full set of recipies from the day and access to our tutor for advice while making these dishes at home for your self! After all the hard work, we will sit and enjoy all the beautiful food we have created with sides and wine to help... yum!!

Katie Krauss, a chef with over 15 years of experience in some of Melbourne’s top restaurant kitchens, heads up our Christmas Feast Class, offering a hands-on, intensive and practical approach to this festive cooking course.

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Class Schedule

25 November 3 PM to 7 PM

What you will learn
  • Learn to make the Italian Christmas sausage: Cotechino, so beautiful!
  • Learn how to brine and smoke your own leg ham for christmas!
  • Learn to make classic Piemonte steak tartare for the Christmas table.
What you will get
  • Detailed tuition in the art of brining and hot smoking your own leg ham for Christmas.
  • Salami/sausage making tuition all in one!
  • Sit down and eat the spoils of our class, hot smokey ham, Piemonte steak tartare and Cotechino with polenta & spinach and wine!

What to bring
  • Your Christmas cheer
What to wear



The Artisan's Bottega

Vendor sincce 2016

The Artisan's Bottega (formerly Cellar Plus) has been a part of Melbourne for over 40+ years. Our product range and customer base have always been quite extensive. We continue to provide a comprehensive range of processing equipment, accessories and kitchenware items from overseas, mainly made in Italy. Our customers, from trade professionals to home operators looking to pursue their hobby with passion, are always able to find a solution to what they are searching for to improve their craft. Our friendly and informative staff members are in-store experts and our chefs, brewers and distillers are at your disposal. And they are happy to see how many people still support their LOCAL and FRIENDLY BUSINESS.

It’s a great place to pick up brewing supplies to create unique craft beer recipes. It’s a great central spot for our commercial winery clients or restaurant chefs to pick up their urgent items as they head out to their country vineyard or Cafe' ready for the busy shift ahead.

Our many traditionalists and newbie urban winemakers and salami makers follow the calendar months and eagerly wait for seasonal and harvest periods to approach and know that The Artisan's Bottega is the place that has the BEST QUALITY PRODUCTS and EDUCATION to support their needs. 

It’s a win-win philosophy between customers and their supplier that has kept The Artisan's Bottega thriving all these years. Customers who have had a great experience from using our products usually come back for different items or referring other customers saying how our products preformed compared others they had experienced. We Offer only great products that represent the best value for price on the market. We aim to support products that are easy for our customers to use and durable to last for many years on.

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