Wendy’s Food Studio on the Fife Coastal Path, for sustainable cooking courses, meetings, projects, food styling and photography, and bespoke events, with panoramic views of Edinburgh and  Inchcolm. 

“A great day at the Swedish Stove Cookery with Wendy Barrie.  The traditional recipes were interesting to make and even better to eat!  Wendy is extremely informative in all areas of food – cooking, sourcing, environment.  The location is idyllic and we could easily have been in a Swedish summer house by a lake.  The antique Swedish stove was a little gem.  Both Wendy and her husband Bosse were great company and the day was informative, relaxing and extremely filling! J”  Amanda Robertson, Gauldry Fife
"I recently attended a course at Wendy Barrie’s Food Studio, for an eventful day of knowledge on how food is bred, fed, produced and the effect this has on its flavour. With the course lasting the whole day, filled with the tasting of meat and game from local farms & butchers cooked by Wendy, a lunch buffet from a good range of local produce, to chats on sustainable farming with a biodiversity twist from Bosse... With both bringing their knowledge of food, farming and local produce to the table was an absolute treat. For a good price and some good knowledge from both Wendy & Bosse and a stunning location, you’d be silly not to give it a try... I’ve recommended this course to all of my chefs. Well Done guys!." J. Davidson, Perthshire


"Whenever friends ask for highlights of our trip, our "grown in Fife" lunch comes up.  Thanks for sharing your love of local food with us." Bob & Laurel, Canada


“ …she is absolutely raving about her day with you. The best course she had been on. Thank you for inspiring her, it’s always great to see a member of the team returning to work with a spring in their step!” Ardross Farm Shop


1 Day Courses at Scottish Food Studio...

Here is a selection - Book your own dates for groups 

Swedish Fika Fun

…£40pp or £75 for 2persons

semla.jpgFika is a social institution: a fika break, a fika date; a work break or social chitchat. Along with coffee, key to this phenomenon is the accompanying baking: cinnamon rolls, patisserie, a seasonal baked treat (of which there are many to choose from) or an interesting savoury snack. Treat yourself to some spring fika at Scottish Food Studio with Scandi cooking on a Nordic wood stove. Savour a splendid buffet lunch before heading home with goodie bag, recipes and inspiration.
Booking essential 
Full Fee invoiced & paid on booking your place(s). Should you need to cancel, £20 deposit will be retained. This too will be returned if your place can be filled.


Better Breakfasts

                                         …£40pp or £75 for 2persons 

Breakfast is often the last meal the visitor experiences before travelling onwards and it can be a wonderful meal with a little imagination – with options for vegetarians and vegans too. Simplicity can win, it need not be complex, just inviting and a wee bit creative – breakfast need not be boring! I could write a book on wonderful breakfast memories! So whether you run a Bed and Breakfast or just fancy some home inspirations enjoy a visit to Scottish Food Studio


Tour, Talk and Heritage Tastes 

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Enjoy a Pop Up Lunch with heritage produce at Scottish Food Studio. Nourish both mind and body with our Tour, Talk and Heritage Tastes Menu @ 1pm £40 pp (£70 for 2persons ) Inclusive of 3 course lunch. Book your own date 2-8 persons.                                          


scottish_cheeses_by_stove_wendy_barrie.jpgTraining for Cheese Lovers:

Be a Cheese Champion! 

October 23rd 2017

Group bookings always welcome in the meantime

1 day course providing invaluable skills for cheese sellers and foodies on types of cheese, taste tips, selection, presentation, storage, FAQ’s (lactose, goat’s milk, veined cheeses, unpasteurized etc), promotion and selling artisan cheese. 

The course will be facilitated by Wendy Barrie and Kathy Biss, both experts in their field. Delegates will be coached through all aspects of artisan cheese, to inspire and educate, enabling confidence in handling produce and practical skills to improve quality of service.

At Scottish Food Studio, Aberdour (25 minutes from Edinburgh by car, bus or train)

From 10am – 4.30pm

Fee: £110pp (£80pp for Scottish Food Guide Members) inclusive of tutored cheese tasting, lunch, course notes & signed copy of Wendy’s book. Full Fee invoiced & paid on booking your place(s). Should you need to cancel, £20 deposit will be retained. This too will be returned if your place can be filled.

Contact wendy@wendybarrie.co.uk  

Kathy Biss
In 1987 Kathy and her husband David (formerly with the English Milk Marketing Board as Financial Controller) set up and developed West Highland Dairy. Initially with a flock of milking sheep, the milk was manufactured into a range of cheeses, yogurt and ice-cream. Over the years they have won many awards for their cows’, sheep and goats’ cheeses, including the World Cheese Award for Best British Cheese. This was a hard-pressed sheep cheese. 
Prior to moving to Achmore, Kathy taught Dairy Technology at Cannington College. This included milk production and control, milk processing and quality control. 
Kathy is renowned for her comprehensive courses in Cheesemaking, and Dairy Consultancy, both at Achmore and further afield in USA, Guernsey and throughout UK and Ireland. She has written books and papers on the subject and is acknowledged as a world expert in her field. Kathy Biss N.D.D, F.T.C. Dist., Cert. Ed.
Wendy Barrie 
Director of award-winning Scottish Food Guide & Scottish Cheese Trail, Wendy is a respected campaigner for good food, providing independent expertise in Food Tourism & Promotion, Taste Education and Healthy Eating.  
A professional cook and trainer, her passion for food has immersed her in the world of local food production, especially but not exclusively, native breeds and cheeses. Wendy has a particular passion for dairy produce and has studied traditional cheese making in the wilderness of Norwegian seters and Swedish fäbods. She collaborates to promote Scottish cheesemakers, attended Slow Cheese 2015 in Bra and judged at the World Cheese Awards.She brings these unique experiences to her Cheese Champion Training.  


Forthcoming autumn events....Nordic Goose Dinner, Hygge & Produce, Provenance & Flavours

For further information and bespoke events and courses please contact Wendy

All courses inclusive of a delicious lunch and a signed copy of Wendy’s cookbook. 
Booking essential wendy@wendybarrie.co.uk 

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