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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New smoking course dates for 2015!

If you have a Smoky Jo's gift voucher...

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




at The Wild Boar

Sat. 1st November

Sat. 22nd November (Xmas theme)

Sat. 7th February

Sat. 28th February

Sat. 14th March

Please contact the Wild Boar to book a place:

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

March 2014 at Shap

One day

Sunday 23rd


(At the Wild Boar

Sat. 1st March )

April 2014 at Shap

One day

Saturday 5th

places available

Two day

Sat 12th & Sun13th


One day

Saturday 19th


May 2014 at Shap

One day

Sunday 4th


Two day

17th & 18th

2 places available


One day

Friday 30th

1 place available

(At the Wild Boar

Wed. 7th May)

June 2014 at Shap

Two day

Sat 14th & Sun 15th

places available

One day

Saturday 28th



July 2014 at Shap

One day

Saturday 5th



(At the Wild Boar

Wed. 9th July)

August 2014 at Shap

One day

Saturday 23rd


September 2014 at Shap

Two day

Sat 13th & 14th


One day

Saturday 27th



(At the Wild Boar

Wed. 10th September)

October2014 at Shap

One day

Saturday 4th

1 Space

Two day

Sat/Sun 25th/26th



November 2014 at The Wild Boar

more info

Sat. 1st November

Sat. 22nd November (Christmas theme) - please book with The Wild Boar- Tel: +44 (0)15394 45225
Email: here

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 -

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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 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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