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Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting

food tasting

Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting

65 reviews
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Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
food tasting

Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting

food tasting

Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting

65 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse which is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stone walled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit). Learn how the local alder wood is prepared by hand using an axe and used to fire the smokehouse and to create the smoke. I will talk about the various techniques of hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing. Smell the secret 6 spice mix blend used in the current recipe to cure the salmon. Can you guess any of the spices? Finally the best bit tasting, Sample 4 different canapes of hot smoked salmon. A twist on a Cullen Skink, Smoked salmon mousse on beetroot and blini, two additional tasting spoons. Topics covered Isle of Skye, the only commercial smokehouse Wild salmon vs farmed salmon Wood selection, why alder? Dry and wet curing Kitchen equipment Smokehouse design, cleits Smoking process, temperatures ect My products can be bought locally at: Isle of Skye Baking Company (Portree) The Top Shop ( Broadford) An Crubh ( Sleat) Beths Deli ( Balmacara) Fishermans Kitchen (Klye) Also after the tour at a 20% discount. Pottery by by Lenz Ceramics https://www.lenz-ceramics.com/

Your host

Learn more about John

John

The award-winning, Isle of Skye Smokehouse was launched in 2017 by John Corfield who’s passion and dedication for excellence was forged from his time working as a Chef at the Ritz Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in London. With 10 year's professional cheffing experience and 8 years running Scalpay View B&B the opening of the smokehouse was a logical progression after perfecting the art of hot smoking salmon for his B&B guests. The business is a relatively new startup home business. Already picking up awards for the Alder Hot Smoked Salmon and supplying high-end hotels and restaurants throughout Skye and Lochlash.

What's included

Food
4 Canapes of hot smoked produce.
Drinks
Tea & coffee or soft drink.

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Where you'll be

You will visit the external workings of the smokehouse and a tour outside the kitchen. Also we will have a talk about the smoking processes. Canapes and drinks in the lounge of our B&B overlooking the sea loch and Isle of Scalpay. Might be outside on good weather days. Look out for the resident otters. Due to strict food hygiene practice, there will be no access inside the kitchen area or smokehouse. Don't worry this won't detract from the tour.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Please report any food allergies or intolerances before booking. Always better to check.

What to bring

Umbrella

More tips

If you have a fish allergy it is sadly suggested not book the tour due to allergy risks. Please pre-plan your trip so not to arrive late as other guests may be waiting. Tour last around 1 hour

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Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting
65 reviews
From £18/person
65 reviews
From £18/person