Food Smoking Courses

Learn to smoke your own cheese, fish, meat and more!

Featured as one of the 'Top 9 Courses' to do in Europe - Lonely Planet Guide

Shortlisted for the 'Best Food Experience' - UK Cookery School Awards 2012


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2015 course dates now available at Shap and the Wild Boar


Some courses are at the Wild Boar, near Windermere more info


at The Wild Boar

Sat. 7th February

Sat. 14th March

Wed. 6th May

Wed. 8th July

Wed. 2nd September

Saturday 7th November

Wednesday 9th December (Xmassy!)   

Satruday 6th February 2016   

Please contact the Wild Boar to book a place:

Tel: +44 (0)15394 45225
Email: here

April 2015 at Shap

One day

Saturday 11th


Two day

Sat 25th & Sun 26th FULL


May 2015 at Shap

One day

Friday 1st


Two day

Sat 16th & Sun 17th


One day

Saturday 30th


Also 6th May at the Wild Boar


June 2015 at Shap

One day

Sunday 7th


Two day

Sat 20th & Sun 21st



July 2015 at Shap

One day

Saturday 4th FULL

Two day

Sat 25th & Sun 26th


  Also 8th July at the Wild Boar
August 2015 at Shap

One day

Saturday  8th FULL 

One day

Friday  28th FULL

September 2015 at Shap

One day

Saturday  5th FULL


Two day

Sat 19th & Sun 20st    3 spaces

Also 2nd September at the Wild Boar
October 2015 at Shap

One day

Saturday 3rd  FULL


and then at the Wild Boar...

Saturday 7th November

Wednesday 9th December (Xmassy!)

Saturday 6th February 2016

Courses can be booked via the shop page, emailing us or calling us on 01931 716638.

If you are bringing a group with you (min 4 people) you can choose your own date, subject to availability.

We run special smoking courses for vegetarians, Chefs and Corporate weekends.  Please contact us to find out more.


Booking a course with Smoky Jo's is easy -

(Please talk to us with any queries you may have - 01931 716638)

  1. Find a date that suits you (Talk to us if you can't!)
  2. Send us payment to confirm your booking - telling us which date you would like to book.
  3. Come and enjoy a smoking course with us!

If you have an inquiry about our courses at the The Wild Boar, near Windermere, we will do our best to help, but bookings should be made with the Wild Boar direct - 015394 45225. (They may accept some Smoky Jo vouchers.)

Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternative dates.

Courses can be booked via the shop.


 E mail:

Phone: 01931 716638

Smoking courses can only run with four or more participants.  Smoky Jo's retain the right to cancel a course if this criteria is not met.

Deposits cannot be refunded for dates booked that are subsequently cancelled or not attended.

When a course has been paid in full -

No refund can be paid or alternative date offered for any course if cancelled within 14 days of the course date.

If a course is cancelled between 14 - 28 days before a course date we will re-arrange with no fee ONLY if we are able to fill your place.

Courses cancelled with more than 28 days notice can be rearranged to another date with no fee.



Smoky Jo's courses are part of -

Stepping Off and soTraining and Consulting.

Corporate training, specialising in designing and delivering motivational seminars and workshops.  Our work is motivating and inspiring, putting your organisation a step ahead.


Learn to smoke food with Smoky Jo's.


Our gift vouchers are not just for Christmas! Available all year round and valid for 12 months.  there is no need to book a date, the recipient can get in touch with us to book their place at a time to suit them.

Enjoying tasting the smoked food at the end of the day.


Hot and Cold Smoker


Hot & Cold Smoker


Our peacock Troy (R.I.P) - joining in the smoking!



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