Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3.5 hr

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Almeria home with your host Juan. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Born in Valencia, the hometown of paella, Juan’s specialty is paella! He also enjoys making a variety of dishes that incorporate rice. Juan has been cooking his whole life ever since he graduated from university. When living the bachelor life, he missed home cooking and learned to cook by asking his mother how to cook traditional Spanish dishes that he grew up eating. He worked as a civil servant in Madrid. After retiring, he moved to Almeria to be closer to his wife’s family. He and his wife live in an apartment that is a two-minute walk to the beach. He is enjoying the retired life - golfing, cooking and sharing home-cooked meals with friends and family. Don't miss out on this unique culinary experience to explore and experience the food culture of Spain with a local.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Traveling Spoon, Inc

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet your host Juan at his apartment building in Almeria and enjoy a welcome drink and snack. Next, roll up your sleeves and join him in his kitchen to learn to cook a traditional Spanish meal from recipes that he learned from his mother that he has perfected over the years. Your hands-on cooking class will last about 1.5 hours during which you will learn to cook three dishes from scratch. Learn how to make empanadas, a salad, and paella for lunch or a lighter main for dinner. Spaniards typically only eat paella for lunch and a lighter meal for dinner. Enjoy cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Juan. If you choose a dinner experience, you will learn to make and enjoy dishes such as tortilla de patatas, croquetas con jamon or mushrooms, empanadas and a salad. If you choose a dinner experience, you will not make paella. Your meal concludes with a dessert like fresh fruit or cake. Immerse yourself in local culture over food and drinks with this delightful Spaniard and his wife.
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