The Farmhouse Kitchen - TAS

The Farmhouse Kitchen - TAS

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About the School

Step into the Farmhouse Kitchen cooking school and get a taste of Italy Down Under. Situated in the outskirts of the beautiful Huon Valley in Tasmania, this school will take you on an Italian culinary journey like no other. Head chef and mother Giuliana shares the tips and tricks to classic Italian cooking, working with simple ingredients to bring an authentic Italian meal all in the comforts of your own home. 

The beauty of the Farmhouse Kitchen lies in its simplicity. Unlike the bells and whistles found in many commercial schools, the Farmhouse Kitchen only sticks to the basics. Devoid of fancy gadgets and equipment, the school proves that you, your hands, and some basic kitchen tools are all you need to whip up something magical. 

The school features master classes and mini classes open to chefs of all levels. Classes are personalized and are exclusive to a maximum of 8 heads per session.

About the Owner

The Farmhouse Kitchen was founded in 2016 by mother-daughter tandem Giuliana and Genevieve White, though their history stretches further than that. 

As a child of Italian immigrants, Giuliana has always learned about Italy outside of her home. To her, Italian cuisine is a strong thread to her Italian roots, and living so far from Italy has made her hold onto this even tighter. The skills that Giuliana’s mother had passed down to her, she now shares with everyone today as an expert of dishes in the Puglia region of Italy. Together with her own daughter Genevieve, she keeps Italian culture and traditions alive for the next generations to come. 

School Specialties

The Farmhouse Kitchen showcases Southern Italian cooking at its finest. Known as “La Cucina Povera”, which literally means “the poor kitchen” - this region is known for cooks that use whatever is available in their kitchen to create tasty masterpieces. Far from being poor, this philosophy means fresh and high quality ingredients, and using seasonal ingredients at the right time to bring out the best flavours.

Some class favourites include creating rustic pasta and pizzas from scratch, delving into Italian meat dishes like osso bucco and prosciutto, or whipping up authentic Italian desserts such as canneloni and tiramisu. There are also special sessions on how to use key Italian ingredients which are under-appreciated by the average cook - such as the artichoke and the tomato.

For more information, or to book a class, check out their official website.


The Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School is one of five cooking schools Koi Knives has partnered with throughout Australia. We are proud to showcase our knives in their classes and demonstrations.


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