Alternative meats program on Rassa

Alternative Cuts & Game

For the restlessly experimental you’ll be guided on how to bring full flavor out of the whole animal - nose-to-tail. You’ll be able to try your hand at butchery, learn how to use game and alternative cuts of meat in the kitchen, paired with complementary flavors and foraged ingredients. No sad, greying offal here or tough game you could break a tooth on!

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Live Workshops
Starter Kit
Video Lessons
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Flexible Schedule

What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Confidence in butchery, offal & alternative cuts
  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • An introduction to the culinary history of Ireland
  • A repertoire of creative meat dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked store cupboard
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How it all works

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The starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community.

What will you create?

Level up your skills or dive into something brand new with the support of experts. Throughout the program you'll have plenty of fresh inspiration for your next dinner party and get insider knowledge from the culinary pros to help you go beyond the cookbook.

Join others around the world who are already getting creative in the kitchen.

Currently Rated

From the community

The chefs were great and I loved the live elements which were really helpful for asking more specific questions. I’ve definitely got a new found confidence when it comes to meat.

Michael

,

London

I was looking for something a bit different and wanted to push my skills. The butchery was really eye opening, as it was something I never would have considered to do in the past but now I enjoy going to my local butcher and experimenting more.

Grace

,

Manchester

I liked how everything was structured - it helped me keep on track but at the same time wasn’t too restrictive. And the mentors and instructors are fantastic!

Ed

,

Texas

Meet your teachers

Alison Tierney
Alison Tierney
Alison has a background in French fine dining where the focus was on making everything from scratch including fresh bread everyday. She follows the ethos of using the best ingredients and local produce from the island of Ireland and enjoys making fine dining techniques more accessible.
Alison Tierney
Alison has a background in French fine dining where the focus was on making everything from scratch including fresh bread everyday. She follows the ethos of using the best ingredients and local produce from the island of Ireland and enjoys making fine dining techniques more accessible.
Kerry Harvey
Kerry has worked in Michelin kitchens around the world including Ireland's Chapter One and Andrew Fairley's 2* Michelin restaurant in Scotland. For her, the most important part of cooking is how it never fails to feed her curiosity as there is always something new to learn and taste.
Daniel Hannigan
Daniel has worked in both Michelin and casual dining and has a love for cooking sustainably, using local produce from small Irish growers. Now, he's running Orwell Road a brand new restaurant in Dublin, which is already making waves in the local dining scene.
Kevin Dundon
Kevin is the chef and owner of Dunbrody Country House located in Ireland's sunny South East. Kevin has published five cooking books and has had his own TV series spreading the word of good quality local food. He loves making use of the produce from his own garden.

What we'll be covering

Program Curriculum

Week 1: Game

This week is all about venison, you'll learn how to cook game and wild meat at home. You'll also be pairing Irish ingredients with gamey flavors and experimenting with salt baking.

Week 2: Nose-to-Tail

Try your hand at light butchery - you'll cover the different cuts and anatomy of a rabbit. You'll also learn how to cook meat in a sustainable way using the whole animal from offal to fats.

Week 3: Alternative Cuts

Pork cheeks were once a throwaway cut but are now a popular choice with chefs for their versatile nature. Either buy them pre-cut from the butcher or if you want to venture out of your cooking-comfort-zone, you’ll be shown how to break down a pig’s head.

Week 4: Fats

The fat on meat often gets ignored but it's cheap and full of flavor. This week you'll be using animal fat in bread making for a richer dough.

  • Live Workshop: Coaching & Q&A

You'll be able to get real-time feedback on your creations and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Plus, bonus recipes & resources!

What's in the box?

In your starter kit you'll find ingredients picked and used by professional chefs. Included is everything you need to stock your store cupboard ready for the program (vinegars, grains, aromatics etc.) and upon sign up you'll be provided with a shopping list and recommended suppliers for the remaining fresh ingredients. Ingredients will arrive portioned with a little extra so you can adjust the flavor to your liking. And don't worry, in the unlikely event a specific ingredient becomes unavailable, we'll provide you with a similar replacement.

  • Juniper Berries
  • Glendalough Gin
  • Irish Craft Cider
  • White Peppercorns
  • Elderflower Balsamic
  • Pearl Barley
  • Beef Dripping
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Bay Leaves
  • Dijon mustard
  • Cornflour
  • Red Wine
  • Sugar
  • White Flour
  • Yeast
Freshly made batch bread
Man picking apples for stonewell cider
Plate of venison served with beetroot
Chef foraging in Dublin
Plate of braised pig cheeks with orzo
Chef demonstrating recipe development

Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

What will you create?

  • Create 4 of your own dishes
  • Improve your cooking skills
  • Practise recipe development
  • Personalized feedback from chefs
$ 149 USD
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rassa?
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You can think of Rassa as your virtual lab where you can experiment and incubate new ideas with the support of experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Our programs are entirely virtual. The video classes are easy to watch on your own time and we do our best to accommodate for US and European time zones for live sessions. We currently only send the kick starter kits to the USA and Europe. If you have any questions, please email hello@joinrassa.com.

Are the Rassa programs for me? What level should I be at?

If you’ve done a few day classes in the past or are self-taught and now want to invest more time into your hobby, Rassa’s skills programs are a great way to get hands-on feedback from industry professionals and create within a support network of fellow creatives. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

The Rassa programs are designed to be hands-on with opportunities for direct feedback from industry experts, group discussions and weekly classes to get you learning by doing. You’ll also receive a starter kit of tools/materials/ambient ingredients to get you straight into experimenting and making your own creations.

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials

Alternative meats program on Rassa

Alternative Cuts & Game

For the restlessly experimental you’ll be guided on how to bring full flavor out of the whole animal - nose-to-tail. You’ll be able to try your hand at butchery, learn how to use game and alternative cuts of meat in the kitchen, paired with complementary flavors and foraged ingredients. No sad, greying offal here or tough game you could break a tooth on!

Join Waitlist
All Levels
Live Workshops
Starter Kit
Video Lessons
Direct Feedback
Flexible Schedule

What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Confidence in butchery, offal & alternative cuts
  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • An introduction to the culinary history of Ireland
  • A repertoire of creative meat dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked store cupboard

Your specialist starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community as you learn and progress together.

MailOnline Logo
Brummell Magazine Logo
CNN Logo
Independent Logo
The Guardian Logo

Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rassa?
Down arrow icon

You can think of Rassa as your virtual lab where you can experiment and incubate new ideas with the support of experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Our programs are entirely virtual. The video classes are easy to watch on your own time and we do our best to accommodate for US and European time zones for live sessions. We currently only send the kick starter kits to the USA and Europe. If you have any questions, please email hello@joinrassa.com.

Are the Rassa programs for me? What level should I be at?

If you’ve done a few day classes in the past or are self-taught and now want to invest more time into your hobby, Rassa’s skills programs are a great way to get hands-on feedback from industry professionals and create within a support network of fellow creatives. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

The Rassa programs are designed to be hands-on with opportunities for direct feedback from industry experts, group discussions and weekly classes to get you learning by doing. You’ll also receive a starter kit of tools/materials/ambient ingredients to get you straight into experimenting and making your own creations.

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials