“I can’t say enough positive things about the Cooking School class I attended!”

Jan O.

Cooking School

Our Cooking School has been teaching home cooks everything from pizza making to the creation of elegant holiday buffets for 40 years. We have a reputation for intimate, informal classes on a wide range of topics taught by local chefs and other esteemed experts. It’s easy to register online.

We are pleased to be offering a new schedule of classes for the fall of 2022! Be sure to register soon, as space is limited. (Please note that masks are currently still required in our store.)

Space is limited, and registrations are not held until payment is processed. If you have a Cooking School gift certificate, please enter the gift code after you add the class to your cart. If you are using an Orange Tree Imports gift card (plastic swipe card), please call us at 608-255-8211 to process your reservation. We regret that our kitchen is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. Students must be 18 years or older and fully vaccinated.

Upcoming Events

First Friday on Monroe Street
Friday, October 7 from 5:00-7:00
During “First Friday on Monroe Street,” Orange Tree Imports stays open late - together with many of our business neighbors. We feature our popular Sip & Spin event, with refreshments and a chance to spin the wheel to win a prize with every purchase of over $10. Each month we feature a different charity partner, with 20% of sales between 5:00 and 7:00 going to them. In October our partner will be Little John's Kitchens. Little John's is Madison's community kitchen for transforming food excess from farms, warehouses, and grocers, into accessible, chef-quality meals for everyone regardless of their means.

APT Portable Prologue Podcasts
We are proud to be co-sponsors of this series of short, insightful interviews for each of the plays in the American Players Theatre season! Enhance your experience by listening on the way to or from Spring Green. Available wherever you usually find podcasts, or at

Kitchen Knife Sharpening
Bring in your kitchen knives, any brand (no serrated blades, please) for Keith to sharpen! Just $5.00 each. Drop your knives off any time, and they will be ready in just a few days.