The Cauldron is the most important cooking station in Valheim. All the best foods in the game are cooked at a cauldron. You also prepare all meads at a cauldron before fermenting them.
At some point during the middle of the game, you will graduate from cooking stations and do almost all of your meal prep at the cauldron.
|Crafting Recipe||10 Tin|
You can craft a cauldron after acquiring Tin bars and crafting a Forge. Although you don’t need the forge to place a cauldron, it is required to unlock the recipe because a cauldron requires metalworking.
To place a cauldron you just need a hammer, a nearby workbench, and a heat source below the cauldron, such as a campfire or hearth.
Upgrading the Cauldron
The Spice Rack will typically be the first upgrade for the cauldron because many of the items in its recipe are acquired early on in the game; the hardest item to acquire being turnips whos seeds can be found in the swamp. There must be a workbench nearby if you are to build a spice rack.
|Crafting Recipe||3 Dandelions|
The Butcher’s table is typically the second upgrade for the cauldron because the recipe requires silver which is found in the mountains. There must be a workbench nearby if you are to build a butcher’s table.
|Crafting Recipe||2 Ancient Bark|
4 Core Wood
4 Fine Wood
Pots and Pans
The pots and pans are typically the last upgrade for the cauldron because the recipe requires black metal which is obtained by killing fulings in the plains. There must be a workbench nearby if you are to build the pots and pans upgrade.
|Crafting Recipe||5 Iron|
5 Black Metal
10 Fine Wood
|Level||Food Items Unlocked at this Level|
|Level 1 (Base Level)||Queens Jam x4|
Minced Meat Sauce
Boar Jerky x2
All Mead Bases
Barley Wine Base: Fire Resistance
|Level 4||Uncooked Lox Pie|