Welcome to
Tamara’s Kitchen

Our Story

Tamara has been involved in Melbourne’s vibrant food scene for over 30 years, specialising in cooking classes from her Tooronga Road school,  authoring several cookbooks and appearing weekly on Melbourne radio on 3AW’s “Grape Expectations” wine and food show each Sunday. 

Tamara’s first food love was bread-making and since 1989, Tamara has taught thousands of her students how to make delicious bread as well as cakes, risotto and so much more. Her love of food has taken her to France where she has taught and now escorts gourmet ‘foodies’ to France to learn more about the food and lifestyle of this popular destination.

These days, in addition to two new cookbooks, Tamara has re-invigorated her Melbourne cooking school on the Mornington Peninsula, using the best local produce and wines to showcase her easy, fuss free and approachable style of cooking. Class are held on Sunday and include several recipes, an extensive lunch with wine and a folder to take your new recipes home in.

The small classes of maximum 10 participants means that everyone sees everything that is cooked and students can be involved more or less as they prefer. The classes are informal but extremely informative. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!



Cooking Classes

 Tamara is well known for creating easy, approachable recipes to share with her students and it’s kept them coming back time and time again.

Culinary Adventures

An unforgettable experience! Come and taste the world on one of our upcoming tours.


Looking for the perfect gift? Why not select one of Tamara’s cookbooks, or for the gift that keeps on giving – a cooking class voucher!



What People are Saying

I have already booked my next trip!!

My first trip overseas without children or husband and what an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable experience it was, due in no small part to Tamara of Boatshed Cheese. Her expertise, patience, guidance, and recommendations, and the little extra touches she planned for us every step of the way, combined to make this one of the most enjoyable travel experiences of my life. I would heartily recommend Tamara of Boatshed Cheese to anyone contemplating a gourmet tour.

Sarah, Melbourne

Adventure of a lifetime!

“…the perfect trip away for anyone interested in food and cooking and Tamara was always there to coordinate everything for us. I have learnt so much, and made new friends along the way.  Tamara, thank you for the food adventure of a lifetime!”

Sue English-Donkers, Melbourne

A dream come true!

…the most fantastic culinary adventure I have experienced! I cannot express strongly enough, how much I recommend Tamara and the expert team she has put together to plan our Culinary Journey through the finest regions of France.  This trip was a dream come true and I look forward to the next!”

Laura, USA

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