3 to 7 Day Gastronomic Tours n’Cooking Classes
Our cooking holidays in Algarve offer comprehensive hands on experience designed to teach you to make splendid Portuguese food covering basic cooking techniques and inspire you with recipes that are authentic and traditional.
Cooking classes are fun to attend. You will learn new dishes, make new friends, and take home new techniques and ideas to make cooking at home more enjoyable.
We will show you to carefully select the ingredients so you will be able to do it yourself and to prepare all the recipes easily.
We will take you to visit some of our local producers: olive oil; visit and see how local cheese is made, taste the finest salt flower crystals in the world and see the beautiful salt marshes, collect your own clams on an unique Natural Reserve, discover local vineyards and learn more about our wines, tasting! You will have the chance to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle visiting some of the best local food markets, you will be able to select your own fresh products and choose all the ingredients we will need for the cooking sessions.
These activities include 3 to 7 nights accommodation at Monte do Álamo, our Charming Rural Hotel in Tavira, integrated in a 7 hectares farm or as an option, if you are a group of friends, it’s also possible to stay in a private villa. Some activities will take place in the selected accommodation.
The groups are generally a mix of couples, singles, and friends traveling together. Everyone is there to enjoy the experience of cooking, eating and meeting new people so never a problem for solo travelers.
> 4/5 Days Gastronomic Tour
> Arrival and reception on the selected accommodation
> Visit to local food market and shopping
> Cooking class
> Tour in a nearby village
> Visit to a local producer
> Afternoon Cooking Class
> Gastronomic / Cultural tour
> Lunch in local fishing village
> Boat tour + picnic in Ria Formosa
The program above is an example of a possible 4/5 day Gastronomic Tour. All tours are tailor-made so we can change the number of days and activities on request.
You have the opportunity to use your five senses: see, hear, smell, touch and taste everything, including the final prepared dish.
We strive to use season vegetables which grown locally at Monte do Álamo, or buy from local farmers. Throughout your cooking holidays in Algarve you will learn about the ingredients and the traditions around the recipes.
* some daily activities are suitable to be changed according with weather conditions and may vary also with the season. Participants will be informed in advance of any possible changes.
Minimum number of participants: 2
For more information, please contact us.