There’s no experience more authentic, more engaging, and enriching than the ones locals share. Partake of their history, storied beginnings, and exciting offers. Experience Mudgee with local experiences you can talk home about.

Cook Like Locals

The Little Cooking School is an informal, relaxed, creative space offering casual cooking classes, suited to all skill levels, featuring a three course menu showcasing the best regional produce. Focused on sharing ideas, techniques, recipes and the results of labor enjoying together lunch or dinner. Roll up your sleeves and dive into Mudgee’s inclusive culinary experience. Come by yourself, bring your friends or ask for a private class.

After experiencing a class leave with a full belly, some new recipes, tips and tricks and maybe a few good stories to tell.

Learn About Wines

Whether you’re new to wines trying to learn more about its flavors and complexity or an enthusiast wanting to appreciate Mudgee wine’s varietal and tasting notes, Mudgee Wine School offers a complete experience from vine to wine.

Their Learn to Taste classes are a great blend of learning, a good splash of local Mudgee wine, and lots of fun. At the same time, they will ensure you are armed with the tips and tricks you need to know for a heightened wine experience in the Mudgee region. Your fun hosts will explore the how and why of wine tasting with you, before letting you loose on the region.

If you want to take your knowledge and wine experience to the next level, then Mudgee Wine Schools winemaking workshops are for you. Learn the entire process from vine to wine with their hands on experiences – pick your grapes, grape crushing and bottling. And of course taking the wine home.

Taste the Cheese

Mudgee’s High Valley Cheese Co. is a family-run and owned business creating delicious, traditional and sustainable cheeses. Their line of award-winning artisan cheese is available to try and buy so you can share the goodness at home with families and friends.

High Valley cheesemakers welcome visitors to their tasting outlet from 10 am – 4 pm, seven days a week (unless otherwise specified on their social media page). Their delicious range includes Marinated Fetta, Triple Cream Brie, Rouge (Washed Rind), Caerphilly Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar and two blue kinds of cheese, Colly and Stefan.

Cherry Picking

Located a mere 5 kilometre from Mudgee city centre, 10’s Estate Orchard is situated next a vineyard and prides itself for a variety of sustainably grown, organic Mudgee produce. An orchard visit will let guests experience picking tree-ripened cherries, figs, and citrus fruits which they can pick on their own.

A favorite family activity, pick-your-own fruit activities are available subject to seasonal climate. Cherry trees are ready for picking at the orchard by November. Booking your visit prior is essential.

There’s more experiences to explore in Mudgee and nearby towns. Checkout other Local Experiences for activities and destinations. 

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