Welcome to Little Black Pig

Little Black Pig is a cookery school in the heart of Gascony. We specialise in teaching traditional farmhouse cookery skills to all ages and abilities. Please explore the sections below to learn more about what we do.



Can't boil an egg? Would you like to know how tio make the perfect pastry? We have a range of cookery courses that cover a wide range of topics from preserving, curing and baking to creating classic French and British cuisine.

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Do you have a houseful of guests coming and would like some delicious meals ready for the oven? Let us fill your freezer with fabulous home-cooked meals. Enjoy the company of your friends rather being a slave to the kitchen.

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  • I met Louisa when I did her Introduction to cheese course and I am hooked. Louisa is an amazing teacher, so patient, and her course is wonderful: you really learn a skill and come out with your own homemade cheese, it’s super exciting. Following this course, as I knew Louisa was a qualified English teacher, I asked her if she could help with my 4-year-old daughter who was having trouble speaking English while learning French as we are a bilingual family. In a couple of months, Louisa has made it happen! My daughter now speaks English with me spontaneously, she’s learnt how to structure her own sentences and knows lots of new songs. . Wiz, Gers
  • Awesome haggis making course with Louisa - fab teacher and the haggis tastes amazing! P Millar
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my traditional haggis course with Louisa. Everything was beautifully prepared and we were given laminated recipes which was a brilliant idea as mine became yuckie quite quickly! I took my haggis home and cooked it for my French neighbours. We were all in agreement that it was delicious. I would thoroughly recommend Louisa's courses. J Jones
  • I think the girls had a fantastic day. The food tasted great, and Emma's confidence in the kitchen has soared. She now crimps her pizza bases! I think we will be trying this again. Mrs L Rycher, Toulouse
  • Both Louisa & Stuart are wonderful people who are always ready to chat and each of these conversations was both instructive and enjoyable. Miss M Janssen, Gers
  • We would like to thank you for the weekend that emma had at yours she came back elated... ready to have another experience! Having met with young people of different countries and backgrounds has been beneficial , it feels a little more relaxed. Mrs V Sahun, Gers
  • Spent a fabulous day with Louisa and friends and am now eating the results for supper. Great day and I learnt so much. Thank you Louisa! Mrs S Durant, Gers
  • What a brilliant course. I did the pate making course in November 2015 and it was such a lovely experience. Learnt to make the tastiest rillettes we have ever eaten and managed to polish them off in two days! superb organic meats from their farm and even got to have a walk around to see all of the animals. Highly recommended! B Beattie
  • I am so pleased, she has made a world of progress since she started with you, she has gone from somewhat being "embarrassed" to speak to being proud of speaking English. She has started giving her dad English lessons!!! And with me she's started making her own sentences in stead of throwing words at me. I am over the moon xxxxx W Wiz
  • Thank you for my pies, the pastry was ' melt in your mouth' . P Parker
  • We can thoroughly recommend the cooking and service of Louisa. The food is excellent and nutritious (good home cooking) with variety and to our choice. The service is excellent and Louisa is always very friendly and helpful. When possible she uses organic food and is very conscious of price. Mr T Phillips, Gers
  • The cottage pie was amazing. Liyah would love to do it again. Mrs L Keough, Toulouse
  • I really enjoyed learning how to make the black puddings. Mrs S Chedotal, Tarbes
  • I have been treated with a great kindness and a very appreciable patience with my broken English - which I considerably improved during this stay. Miss M Janssen, Gers
  • I have continued baking bread! Louisa – I thank you for teaching me this amazing skill. I’ll cherish it forever Miss L Greenfield
  • Thank you very much for your help with homework, it gave Clement confidence and he did very well his oral. Mr C Castagnet, Gers
  • Louisa was very friendly and welcoming, I learnt lots of new stuff and got to take home a huge delicious haggis. Thank you - I look forward to another course soon. M Parker