Our cooking classes in Bilbao are rated nº1 in Tripadvisor and Airbnb Experiences
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4 HOURS EXPERIENCES
Price includes Bilbao cooking class, an apron, open bar and visit to the charming village of Castro Urdiales
MAXIMUM 12 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 direct from the market
100% HANDS-ON BILBAO COOKING EXPERIENCE
All our guests will have allocated their own hobs for a maximum learning experience
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!
UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE THE TOURS STARTS
We know how much things can change when travelling. That´s why we offer you Free Cancellation up to 72 hours before the tour starts
What To Expect
COOK IN OUR GASTRONOMICAL CENTER IN FRONT OF THE GUGGENHEIM
Our cooking classes in Bilbao are possibly the most personal and authentic experiences that you can find in Basque Country.
We will welcome you in our new gastronomical center in Bilbao and will show you how to cook and respect the Basque ingredients and teach you where every recipe comes from, its roots and what does it mean to the locals.
Our team are culinary graduates from renowned schools in Basque Country and will share with you all their techniques from simple cooking to Michelin starred restaurant recipes.
COOKING - COOKING - COOKING
The key to making great Basque dishes and pintxos is the choice and quality of ingredients. During our cooking classes in Bilbao, we will only use seasonal ingredients, depending on what’s available from local producers, the local market and our own vegetable garden.
What to Expect to Cook as a sample menu (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 pintxos
For dessert you will learn how to prepare the famous Basque cheese cake originated in La Viña!
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.