Cook with the Owner of NSG in Her Traditiona Basque Villa in Bilbao

Hands-on Basque Cooking Class with Visit to the charming town of Castro Urdiales

This cooking class in Bilbao is rated  nº1 in Tripadvisor and Airbnb Experiences

(please book direct with us)

ALL INCLUSIVE:€200 

5 Hours

Price includes transport, cooking class, an apron, open bar and visit to the charming village of Castro Urdiales

MAXIMUM 6 PEOPLE

PRIVATE EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE

Small groups only for a fun and personal experience. Get to know others with the same passion for cooking as you do!

COOK DELICIOUS BASQUE FOOD

Cook traditional pintxos and Basque dishes with fresh produce and products from our greenhouse and herb garden

VISIT

CASTRO URDIALES

A relaxing walk around the church, castle and port that will end up with a nice glass of wine overlooking the sea and mountains

ALL FOOD PAIRED WITH LOCAL WINES

We like drinking wine when cooking, don´t you?. Free bar of local drinks such as Verdejo, Alabriño or Rioja wine!

FREE CANCELLATION

UP TO 72 HOURS

We know how much things can change when travelling. That´s why we offer you Free Cancellation up to 48 hours before the tour starts

Everyday at 10am

Meeting Point: At the Guggenheim Museum 

Larger Groups & Private Tours Available - Contact Us For More Details

What To Expect

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COOK WITH IRENE, THE OWNER OF NSG IN HER TRADITIONAL BASQUE VILLA

This cooking experience is possibly the most personal and authentic that we can provide you.

 

I will welcome you in my house, show you how to cook the most traditional Basque products, how I take care of my greenhouse, vegetable garden and compost area and explain you my passion for Northern Spain and its gastronomy.

I went to cooking school in Bilbao and would love to show you everything I learnt so when you are back home you can prepare the most delicious dishes and pintxos for your friends and family

Have Fun Combining the Finest Ingredients from the Land, Sea and Farms, And Learn all the basics of Basque Cuisine

COOKING - COOKING - COOKING

The key to making great pintxos is the choice and quality of ingredients. During this cooking class, we will only use seasonal ingredients, depending on what’s available from local producers, or our own vegetable garden, where you can even pick the vegetables and herbs yourself.

What to Expect to Cook (it will depend on what is available in the market and the season):

  • The number one pintxo: la gilda

  • Cook fresh scallops with green sauce

  • Prepare the traditional cod with piperrada (the number one sauce used for fish)

  • Marmitako de Bonito - the number one dish in Basque Country

  • Play with ham, onions and goat cheese to assemble the most beautiful pintxo

  • For dessert we will prepare a platter of smoke Idiazabal cheese with quince and walnuts

OPEN BAR - WINE TASTING

Whilst we cook, we will let the wine flow, enjoying some of the best Spanish cavas, albariños, txakolis and riojas as we go.

We will explain you the differences between wines and how to pair them with food depending on their levels of acidity, minerality or spiciness. 

VISIT CASTRO URDIALES

To burn off a few calories after our cooking class, we will take a short tour around the charming fisherman’s town of Castro Urdiales just 25 minutes’ drive from Bilbao.

 

We'll stop along the way for a coffee, wine or non-alcoholic drink in a small little bar overlooking the port, before heading back to Bilbao. 

What our clients say in our Tripadvisor page

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"Perfect! I cannot use enough superlatives to convey how wonderful and special this experience is."

"My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon at Irene's home making pintxos. I loved Irene's gentle guidance as I chopped and sauteed and tasted. She was knowledgeable, well organized and so warm"

"My 2 friends don't cook but agreed to this trip to satisfy me. They said the day was once in a lifetime. We made 3 tapas using their fresh home grown vegetables and local meats and fish. "

"Delightful, personal and priceless. The house and kitchen – oh, the kitchen! – are perfectly arranged for a group afternoon of preparation, cooking, eating and drinking together."

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WHY US?

Reliable

We are a small family company, experienced and licensed in conducting Bilbao private cooking classes.

We always use the best quality ingredients and wine pairings during our course. 

We have over five years' experience in the world of gastronomy and teaching cooking classes.

If you need transportation, it will be provided by a 4x4 Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Viano.

All types of debit/credit cards are accepted for payment of the class.

Authentic

We partner with small family producers, who maintain a respect for sustainability. 

 

We approach Northern Spanish wine with passion, as we considerate it an art.

We will use only seasonal produce, when making the pintxos during out Bilbao private cooking class.

We visit the small port town of Castro Urdiales and show you the places that rarely appear in the guide books.

Knowledgeable

We are a team of four, each with skills in the wine and gastronomy worlds.

 

Our team are locals who know the North of Spain and its cuisine, like the backs of their hands.

Whilst we have carefully planned our cooking class, we aim to cater to our clients' needs, and  will adjust the day as required.

With us you will not feel like you are in a class, but rather cooking with local friends.

CONTACT US

Contact us with your requirements and to reserve your dates!
You can reach us on WhatsApp, send us an email or fill-out the form below and we will be in touch, usually straight away, but in case we are all on experiences, at least within 24 hours.

+34 627 02 27 80 

Please note that all our bookings are made subject to our Terms & Conditions which can be found here.