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cooking class

Cook grass fed beef and tour the ranch

cooking class

Cook grass fed beef and tour the ranch

4 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Cook grass fed beef and tour the ranch

cooking class

Cook grass fed beef and tour the ranch

4 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start with the cooking class in a beautiful kitchen on a farm in Sebastopol. I'll teach you the intricacies of cooking 100% grass fed beef, which has a different flavor than conventional beef. We'll discuss slow cooking vs quick cooking techniques and I'll answer any questions you may have. We'll prepare our steak lunch together then enjoy it with a salad from my vegetable garden. I'll send you off with a braising cut and a searing cut to put your new knowledge to the test at home. After lunch you'll make the 10 minute scenic drive to Freestone Ranch, where the beef you just cooked and ate was raised. You'll meet the rancher and the cows and see firsthand how their work restores the ecosystem. Sip bone-broth as the sun begins to set over the picturesque rolling hills of Sonoma County.

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Your host

Learn more about Matt

Matt

I cooked in fine-dining restaurants in San Francisco for 10 years acquiring all my knowledge by working my way up in kitchens. In 2016 I decided to leave the restaurant industry to move to Sonoma County and teach myself how to grow food. Now I spend my time teaching all I've learned through cooking classes, gardening workshops, and also cooking privately and at a community-supported kitchen. I first met the ranchers of Freestone Ranch beef in 2017. I'm excited to work with their delicious product, showcase this beautiful land, and demystify the perceived challenges of cooking grass-fed beef.

What's included

Food
Steak Lunch. Bone Broth
Drinks
Drinks Feel free to bring your own wine to have with lunch.
Equipment
Kitchen equipment

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Where you'll be

We'll start at Grow Kitchen, located on a beautiful rural property in Sebastopol. After lunch you'll drive to Freestone Ranch. It's a 10 minute drive through the most beautiful part of West Sonoma County. Freestone is a tiny town west of Sebastopol and 10 minutes from the coast. If you want to make a weekend out of this experience Grow Kitchen has an airbnb room onsite. Here is the listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6572655?s=51

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

an apron, if you want to wear one

More tips

After the cooking class at Grow Kitchen you'll drive 10 minutes to Freestone Ranch and tour the beautiful grasslands and meet the ranchers.
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Cook grass fed beef and tour the ranch
4 reviews
$125/person
4 reviews
$125/person