Foodies rejoice! The Barossa takes it’s food just as seriously as we take our wine, with two wonderful cooking schools for you to learn, master and have fun.


Food Luddite Kitchen Studio with Mark McNamara

With a lifetimes experience in kitchens around the globe, Mark McNamara’s cooking classes at the Food Luddite Kitchen Studio provide the opportunity to connect with the very essence of good food, as he guides you on a journey to creating simply delicious food.

With a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients and practical techniques rather than technology and fashion, Mark will give you the skills and confidence to prepare memorable food for your family and friends as he shares his love of the Barossa, a place where food and wine are the soul of the community.

The Kitchen Studio itself is a warm, inviting space, and with classes limited to a maximum of six participants you are ensured a personal experience. So whether you love to cook or simply love to eat, a class at the Food Luddite Kitchen Studio is the best place to learn about good food and cooking.

Food Luddite offer a range of cooking classes in their kitchen studio and your class may be dependent on what is running that day of the calendar. An example of their classes which you may enjoy are:

The Seasonal Barossa Table

Here you will prepare a delicious lunch to share using classic culinary techniques and the freshest local produce. You may even help gather some ingredients from Food Luddite kitchen garden or learn preservation techniques to make the most of seasonal bounty. Whatever we prepare, you will taste the very best that the Barossa has to provide and create a special food memory of your time here in the process.

Wine Country Cooking

For centuries wine and food have grown to be perfect partners and that the synergy between a regions food and wine comes down to lifestyle, seasonality and the Joie de Vie that comes from celebrating the fruit of the land. This is your chance to join the Food Luddite team as we celebrate the many wine styles of Barossa creating delicious dishes that speak of this place Barossa.

$195 per person and includes lunch and a special gift. Allow 3-4 hours. Self-drive.

Casa Carboni Enoteca and Cooking School

Learn the history of pasta, master the making of fresh pasta such as the delicious Tortelli di Erbette e Ricotta (Tortelli filled with swiss chard and ricotta). You will also make an Italian classic using artisan made dried pasta such as Spaghetti Carbonara using Pasta Mancini, and a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese zabaione made with farm fresh eggs and crispy Pancetta. Vegetarian options available on request.

After the class you will be seated in the Enoteca and enjoy the dishes you have prepared with a glass of imported wine and coffee.

As a special guest of The Louise you will go home with the recipes from your class, a Casa Carboni cotton apron and a box of Pasta Mancini so you can prepare your pasta for friends or family when you return home.

$185 per person, allow 3-4 hours. Classes may vary on a Saturday. Self-drive.