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Perfect last minute Christmas gift ideas for foodies

The countdown is on until Christmas, which can be very stressful when you're stuck for gift ideas! We're here to help out with this list of cooking classes that make a perfect last minute Christmas gifts for your favourite foodie.

Pickling workshops with Cornersmith (Sydney)

As our desire to be lest wasteful grows, as does a return to traditional methods of seasonal eating, and preservation by pickling and fermenting. Stepping in to share these ancient crafts are the team at Cornersmith, who run workshops on pickling, fermenting, baking and all sorts of preserves which will leave your pantry overflowing with delicious pickles, chutneys, relishes and sauces. Not sure which class your loved one would prefer or when they're available? Cornersmith also sell gift vouchers that can be used toward their classes and workshops. Find out more about Cornersmith workshops.

Sydney Seafood School (Sydney)

Based in the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Seafood School is considered one of the best cooking schools in the country. Hosting world-reknowned chefs, the Seafood School welcomes 12,000 students annually to learn how to whip up a feast in a fully-equipped professional kitchen that they then share with delicious wine pairing. Check out the Sydney Seafood School classes on offer here.

Cooking classes with Free to Feed (Melbourne)

Inspired by migrants and refugees who have come to call Australia home, Free to Feed runs cooking classes celebrating the unique cuisines and stories of these arrivals. Whether it's traditional Pakistani dishes with Nazish, mastering Tamil curries with Niro, or throwing an Iraqi feast with Rawan - cooking classes with Free to Feed will fill your heart as well as your stomach. The perfect guest for an adventurous foodie who loves a good yarn! Find out more about Free to Feed's classes here.

Introduction to Chocolate at Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School (Melbourne)

This cooking class is the gift that keep so giving as participants are taught the art of tempering chocolate and many more skills. Over four days, students create moulded chocolates, truffles, garnishes, cookies, macarons, hot chocolate and more for a thoroughly comprehensive dive into the world of chocolate making. Find out more about the Savour School's chocolate classes here.

Matters of Taste cooking classes (Perth)

With over 20 years experience teaching foodies tricks, techniques and mouthwatering recipes, the cooking classes offered by Matters of Taste at their Mount Pleasant cooking school make the perfect gift for your favourite foodie. Find out more about Matters of Taste classes here.

Paddock-to-plate cooking with The Agrarian Kitchen (Hobart)

In Tasmania's Derwent Valley, 45 mins from Hobart, is an agrarian escape set on five acres of working farmland. Guests to the cooking school enjoy tours of the gardens, gather indgredients to cook into a delicious meal to share with with pairings. It's the perfect getaway for foodies keep to get closer to nature. Find out more about The Agrarian Kitchen and their classes here.

Golden Pig cooking classes (Brisbane)

From sourdough making to pastries, regional cuisines and more - the cooking classes offered at Brisbane's Golden Pig are as varied as they come. This is perfect for people wishing to learn French and Italian fundamentals, or get adventurous with vegan classes, Moroccan dishes and Vietnamese cuisine. If you're stuck for choice on what your foodie gift recipient might prefer, Golden Pig offer gift vouchers to make it a whole lot easier. Find out more about Golden Pig cooking classes here.

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