Learn how to plan and build your own earth oven, from the importance of the dimensions to the mix of the cob. On this course we will build an earth oven in the woods and cook pizza in an existing oven in the barn.
This course will teach you how to build a cob oven from scratch. These amazing ovens cook delicious Pizza and so much more besides. Meat, bread, cakes and even meringues! A perfect addition to an outdoor cooking and eating area, either at home in the garden or as part of a community project. During the day we will look at all aspects of oven building from selecting your raw materials and mixing your cob through to the first firing. The course is a hands on experience and we will construct an oven together on the day so you can see and experience the different processes in action. The day involves treading the cob and building with it, so old boots or wellies is a good idea and old clothes!
We will also be cooking our lunch using the existing earth oven on site so that you can experience first hand, how to light and fire an oven and cook in it.
The oven building course includes hot drinks and biscuits and we make homemade pizza at lunch time. (Please mention any special dietary requirements on your booking form).
A fun day in the woods, mixing cob, drinking tea, building an oven and eating pizza … and the confidence and knowledge you need to build your own oven at home.
You will also receive course notes with the ‘all important’ oven dimensions and notes on making perfect cob.
Course Tutors. Paul Chapman & Chris Bax
"A great day... Great pizzas. Great incentive to build our own. Thanks Chris and Rose. Just recruiting friends for 'cob'ercise party."
"Thank you for such an enjoyable, informative and excellent day All three of us came away with the same contented feeling it was made so good by the fact that there were such nice people on the course but mainly due to way you both ran it with such a relaxed and caring way"
" Just a quick not to say thanks again for making Saturday's course so enjoyable. We both had a really good day and found the course informative and educational, but also really good fun too. We very much enjoyed meeting you both, and hope you continue to enjoy the success you undoubtedly deserve."
"Just got home from Yorkshire, would just like to thank your good selves for the fantastic day my friend Derek and myself spent with you building a cob oven! It was a truly fascinating experience and the pizzas were wonderful! I would not hesitate in recommending ‘taste the wild’ to anybody looking for something different to do. Many thanks and good luck for the future, you are lovely hosts and deserve every success in your ventures."
"Chris, your clay oven building course was brill. You explained yourself well and encompassed all our group, both physical and mentally. You have now inspired me to find other people and places that could benefit from the experience of constructing an oven and enjoying cooking in the oven."