Melton Groups Guide

Your group is Welcome in Melton Mowbray

A long standing favourite for tours, excursions, groups and clubs, we have been working hard to develop for you an exciting new range of options. Building on all the things we know you love already about Melton, our new packages allow you to uncover more and get the most out of your visit.

 

Get Hands on with the School of Rural Food

For the ultimate experience, enrol your group into the new School of Rural Food. Improve your baking skills in the Rural Capital of Food under the expert guidance of a celebrity baker. Melton Mowbray is known the world over for its food credentials.

The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and The King of all Cheeses, Stilton, are perhaps the most well-known. That tradition continues today with cutting edge food research, development and production facilities driven by some of the country’s biggest names and brands. Where better to take your own culinary skills to the next level?

Under the expert tutelage of Mr Pork Pie himself, Master Baker Stephen Hallam, spend a couple of days on our rural food masterclasses.Courses include Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, The Art of Breadmaking, Cakes, Scones and Treats and The Art of Perfect Pastry.Delivered in professional training kitchens in the heart of Melton Mowbray, these are experiences you will never forget.


Available – Monday to Sunday by prior arrangement, all year round (not during college term times).

Duration – One and a half days per course
Maximum group size – 12 (minimum group size is also 12)
Cost - from £120 per person (overnight accommodation not included, rates available)

Includes –

• Master class run by a Master Baker
• All equipment, ingredients and sundries needed
• Full instruction and demonstration
• The facilities or a professional training kitchen
• Certificates and other take homes for all participants
• Everything you make to take home!
 

All enquiries and bookings should be made by email initially to – groups@schoolofruralfood.com

Uncover the Story of the Original Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Two exciting new options for your group combining the famous pork pies and the magnificent St Mary’s Church. St Mary’s Parish Church was built in the 12th Century with intent to become a cathedral. This magnificent Grade 1 listed building is one of the largest and most spectacular churches in the UK. Recent restoration has created a venue perfect for hosting group visits. The Church, just 3 minutes-walk from Wilton Road coach park, can safely accommodate in one sitting groups of up to 45 people.

Option 1 - Pork Pies, Stilton Cheese and Melton Mowbray (available immediately)

Take a little time to explore the church and then settle down to watch a specially commissioned video showing the art and craft of ‘hand raising’ a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie with a commentary that explains the rich heritage associated with Melton Mowbray and the fascinating story of how Stilton Cheese, Pork Pies and Hunting have made the town so famous. Afterwards, a gentle wander of 3 minutes or so takes you to Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe where you can enjoy complimentary sampling.


Available – Monday to Saturday by prior arrangement, all year round.

Duration – Allow up to 90 minutes
Maximum group size – 45
Cost- £10 per person

Includes –

• Video show
• Professional Host
• All guests will be given a voucher worth £5 redeemable against any purchase at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Optional extras by arrangement –

• Refreshments
• Guided Tour
• Additional Visits to the Melton Cheese Board and/or Round Corner Brewery

All enquiries and bookings should be made by email to The Dickinson & Morris Team

Option 2 - The Pork Pie Experience - Hand Raise Your Own Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

The Pork Pie Experience is tailored for Groups of people (minimum 20, maximum 45) and takes place in the magnificent surroundings of St Mary’s Parish Church in Melton Mowbray. The Group is greeted by a member or two of the Dickinson & Morris team and after removing jackets and coats, aprons and hats are duly donned, and hands are washed.

The Masterclass is presented through hi-tech audio-visual screens and equipment. A step by step demonstration of hand raising a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie incorporates the intriguing story of how Melton Mowbray became associated with Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, the fascinating link with hunting and the numerous points that make the authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie so unique.


Available
 – Monday to Saturday by prior arrangement, all year round.
Duration – Allow up to 120 minutes
Maximum group size – 45 (20 minimum)
Cost- £20 per person

Includes –

• Services of professional hosts/instructors
• Pastry, meat and a dolly and instructions on how to hand raise a Pork Pie
• Tasting and further discussion allows ample time for whatever questions there may be about Pork Pies, Dickinson & Morris and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shop
• Early the following morning our bakers bake and jelly the Pies which are then ready for collection from 1pm
• Each person receives the very same Pork Pie they personally made

If the group is not in town the next day, we can arrange to package and ship the pies in a single delivery to a nominated place at extra cost – prices on application

Optional extras by arrangement –

• Refreshments

• Guided Tour

• Additional Visits to the Melton Cheese Board and/or Round Corner Brewery

All enquiries and bookings should be made by email to The Dickinson & Morris Team