The Mediterranean Lifestyle
The Mediterranean Lifestyle
More than a diet!

One-Day Cooking Classes in the Mediterranean

Taking a cooking class can be a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the culture and savor the typical flavours to create unforgettable moments. Local hosts will be happy to teach and show you the secrets of their cuisine and original recipes that have been handed down for centuries.


Italy

Cucina della Terra - The Mediterranean Lifestyle
 

Cucina della Terra
Umbria

Food is a huge part of any vacation – even more so in the Mediterranean- where food intertwines with culture, history, and tradition. 

If you are looking to experience a Mediterranean life-style in Italy -either for one day or a full week- please contact Cucina della Terra. Chef Gerri and Chef Jack are professionally trained chefs who have been running culinary vacation tours and cooking classes in Umbria and Tuscany for the past 10 years. We have a beautiful fully equipped teaching kitchen flooded with light surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Our classical culinary training and our deep knowledge of food culture will make your journey a memory that will last a lifetime. Come join us in paradise!

Cucina della Terra - The Mediterranean Lifestyle
 

Languages offered:
English

Cucina della Terra
Loc. Baldelli, Castiglione del Lago (PG)
Umbria, Italy
Gerri Sarnataro
T: +16467618037 / +39 3338246373
E: gerri@cucinadellaterra.com

 

SPAIN

Gourmet Days - The Mediterranean Lifestyle
 

Gourmet Days
Valencia

Gourmet Days is a food and wine company specialising in providing guided tours, workshops and wine master classes within Valencia. 
Maria Silvestre is the host and co-ordinator of Gourmet Days. She is a tour guide and sommelier specialising in Valencian wines and an expert on the gastronomy of Valencia, Castellón and Alicante.

Maria has created the company’s tours and experiences based on her extensive knowledge of the culture of these regions, their wines and gastronomy. The tours and experiences are tailored to introduce the client to the landscape and the beauty of the Terres dels Alforins. This wine-growing zone consists of idyllic landscapes interspersed with hillsides of vineyards, almond trees, olive trees and Mediterranean pine forests. Valencia City complements this area with its cultural and gastronomic diversity.

Gourmet Days - The Mediterranean Lifestyle
 

Languages offered:
Spanish, English, French, Russian

Gourmet Days
Ontinyent, Av. del Textil, 10
Valencia
T: +34 669 067 554
E: info@gourmetdays.com

 

Spain

Lonja 18 - Cooking Class
 

Lonja 18
Palma de Mallorca

Our cooking classes are practical hands on experiences. We want you to enjoy cooking in a friendly atmosphere, getting the real feel of the Mediterranean table. Learn how to make the great classics of Spanish cuisine, diving into our culture. With the help of our chef we will cook and taste together the “classics” of every home. Tasty easy to make recipes that you can take home so you can surprise friends & family. 

Lonja 18 - Cooking Class
 
 
 

Language offered:
English

Lonja 18
Carrer Lonja 18
07012 Palma de Mallorca
T: +34 672 233 555
E: info@lonja18.com

 

Spain

Cook & Taste Tenerife
 

Cook & Taste
Tenerife

Cook & Taste Tenerife is a gastronomy experience unique to the Canary Islands. It’s perfect for lovers of travel, cooking and relaxation who enjoy great food and company in beautiful surroundings. Wether with family or friends, you will feel right at home. We only select natural ingredients from local producers. They are prepared and enjoyed in an intimate space designed to help you disconnect from the world. The pleasant atmosphere is perfect for sampling wines and learning local preparation techniques and tricks you can take back to your own kitchen.
We can accomodate any group, whether you want an intimate private experience or a large corporate exercise. Cook & Taste are used to hosting groups for birthday parties, team building exercises, or simply a group of friends that love great food. However, for many people part of the attraction is the mixture of different people. Honeymooners, foodies, and families all joined together in their love of gastronomy and a good time.

Cook & Taste Tenerife
 
 

Language offered:
English

COOK & TASTE
C.C Fañabe Plaza, Planta 1, Local 216,
Tenerife, Costa Adeje 38660
T: +34 722 70 0390
E: info@cookandtastetenerife.com

 

ITALY

Cook Like An Ancient Tuscan
 

Cook Like An Ancient Tuscan
Fiesole - Florence

Gloria Mottini Experience - Cook like an Ancient Tuscan is a family culinary experience that allow you to plunge yourself in the Ancient Tuscan food, atmosphere and flavours, handled since 2016 by Gloria and her family.
Once upon a time a girl named Gloria was born in Fiesole, the village on a hilltop overlooking Florence, Italy. She grew up in a family with extravagant culinary influences! Mom's family from Sicily but having spent many years in Africa, dad's family from Northern Italy and from Rome, a grandma pastry, a grandpa inventor in the kitchen and then Gloria, passionate about cooking since childhood! 
So one day she decided to share her family home, culinary knowledge, ancient local recipes, legends and traditions with curious travellers from all around the world!
Her hometown is full of history because it is an ancient Etruscan village, so living this experience means discovering the deep roots go Tuscan cuisine, learning how to prepare an entire ancient Tuscan meal starting from scratch and using only your hands in a family, relaxing and fairy atmosphere. The recipes are 2,800 years old and it’s not only about cooking but also discovering the legends, symbols and food habits of an ancient and mysterious civilisation!

Cook Like An Ancient Tuscan
 

Languages offered:
English & Italian

Cook Like An Ancient Tuscan
Fiesole - Florence - Italy
T: +39 338 877 6880
E: info@cooklikeancientuscan.com

 

ITALY

Chef Ryan Hanley Cooking Classes
 

Chef Ryan Hanley Cooking Classes
Cortona

I welcome you to a half day, hands on cooking class where we will create a beautiful Italian meal in the hart of Tuscany! In my house or yours. Our delicious menu will consist of 4 courses, with plenty of red wine. The menu is subject to change with the seasons and what is fresh daily. An EXAMPLE of what we will cook is an Antipasto platter, handmade pici pasta with a Tuscan ragu, Sliced Chianina beef with fresh green & red pepper corns, arugula, tomatoes, & parmesan shavings & Panna cotta with a mixed berry sauce!! Plus Italian coffee and some of my very own Lemoncello!! You will receive an apron (you can keep), recipes, and all the knowledge needed to recreate what you learned, when you get back home!! All dietary needs are welcome!
I have been doing cooking classes for 9 years now. Classes are from 2-12 people, lunch or dinner, around 3.5 hours long plus how long it takes to sit and enjoy the meal.

Chef Ryan Hanley Cooking Classes
 
 

Language offered: 
English

Chef Ryan Hanley Cooking Classes
C.S. 710 Pergo
Cortona, Arezzo
Tuscany 52044
T: +39 388 100 3342
E: chefryanhanley@aol.com

 

ITALY

Grano & Farina Italy
 
 

GRANO & FARINA COOKING SCHOOL
SCUOLA DI CUCINA

TRASTEVERE, ROME 

Grano & Farina is a recreational cooking school in the heart of Rome catering to novices, passionate foodies and professionals alike.
Run by an Italian Chef & an American-Italian Pastaia/Sfoglina, we provide 100% hands
on learning taught in English, French or Italian.

All of our classes are 4 hours long and hold a maximum of 6 students. You can choose from over 20 classes in Italian and french pastries, pasta by hand (no machines here!) or other specialty classes like bread, pizza, knife skills, chocolate and more.

For more information, prices and a calendar of scheduled class or free dates, please check our website.

Grano & Farina Italy
 

Languages offered: 
English, Italian & French

Grano & Farina
Vicolo della Penitenza 17
00165, Rome
T: +39 06 4554 2396
What’s App: +39 345 022 1824
E: grano.farina@gmail.com

 

ITALY & UK

 

Enrica Rocca
VenicE & London

What makes this Italian course in Notting Hill so unique is that before the cooking it's the shopping. You will meet at Portobello Road market, which is a vibrant and bustling melange of stalls selling food produce from all over the world. Charlotte and Claire will show you how to select the best quality ingredients in order to create dishes together, taking inspiration from what is fresh and seasonal at the market that day.

Laden down with bags bursting with fresh produce and herbs, it's time to head back to their bright and airy Notting Hill abode. As you gather round in their homely kitchen, the goodies you brought from Portobello market will be unpacked and the cooking begins. Once settled in with a glass of Prosecco, you will create a feast of Italian dishes that use a few well chosen ingredients, cooked with simplicity and brought to the table with gusto, all whilst enjoying a flow of wine and chit-chat around the kitchen island.

All in all you might be preparing up to 10 dishes, but don't worry, there's no need to try and remember everything or make notes, as electronic recipe cards are provided after the course.

 

Enrica Rocca London
227 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill, London
W10 6HG
Tel. +44 7468531887

Enrica Rocca Venice
Calle San Domenico
Dorsoduro 568/A
30123 Venezia
T:  +39 338 6343839

Language offered:
English

 

GREECE

Alios
 

Aliós tours
ChIOS Island  

Chios island is famous for its rich history, the unique mastic trees and its tastes. It is the perfect destination for those who love gastronomy, nature and history.
We are a passionate team entirely in love with food, history and culture. Join our guided tours and grab the opportunity to discover the off-the-beaten-path culinary paradise that Chios has to offer. With us, you have the chance to dine at places that are famous among locals, and you will get to experience an original Greek night.
If you are a food lover and you believe that from every bite you shape a better understanding of the place you visit, then do not miss our tours!

Sweet Delights - Alios Tours
 

Language offered:
English 

Alios Tours
Chios Island
82100, North Aegean
T: +30 693 69 27 463
E: hello@aliostours.com

 

SPAIN

 
The Paella Club
 

The Paella Club
Barcelona 

The Paella Club is a culinary centre for the creation and exchange of food, culture, and communication, and offers fully-immersive culinary workshops in central Barcelona. Guests from around the world come to our kitchen and connect over a shared love of gastronomic tradition, music, history, and culture. Through innovative and fully-immersive culinary experiences, our guests learn the foundations of Spanish cuisine using a completely applied, hands-on learning approach. We specialize in paella workshops but also coordinate a variety of other events like corporate team building workshops, wine tastings, private events, and more! 

The Paella Club
 
 

Languages offered:
English & Spanish

The Paella Club
Carrer del Doctor Dou 5
08001, Barcelona
T: +34 672 272 276
E: hola@thepaellaclub.com