Fresh, local ingredients are at the heart of Portuguese cuisine so the cooking classes will use fresh ingredients such as vegetables, fish, shellfish or meat. Olive oils, cheeses and cured sausages are also common ingredients to give that authentically Portuguese flavour. If you are interested in a private cooking class and have special dietary requirements, please let us know.
We currently offer regular general Portuguese cooking classes, weekly gourmet classes and market and cookery experiences. We can also arrange wine, wine and cheese or olive oil tasting, private food and wine experiences, pastry and baking classes and more. Just let us know
Foodies, novice and experienced chefs, individuals, families, corporate events, hen parties and other groups are all welcome! The cooking classes in Lisbon are taught in English and take place in a dedicated kitchen.
Cooking Classes in Lisbon
At the Portuguese cooking classes the chef will teach you how to prepare a traditional Portuguese meal consisting of a soup or starter, a fish dish or meat dish and a dessert. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the flavours of Portuguese cuisine and at the end of the class you will be given the full recipes so you can take a taste of Portugal home with you. This is a hands on class and you will be involved in every stage. At the end of the class you can sit down and enjoy the meal you have prepared with your new foodie friends. As this is a quintessentially Portuguese cooking experience, the meal will of course be accompanied by excellent local wines! This Lisbon cooking class is € per person in a small, public group and lasts about 3.5hrs. It usually runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Gourmet Portugal Class: every week we offer a taste of gourmet Portugal, usually on Thursday evenings. In this class you will learn to cook an extra special, traditional Portuguese dish from preparation to plating. The dish chosen will depend on the best local ingredients on season. It could be smoked or fresh fish or meat with fresh vegetables and a Portuguese touch that will be sure to impress your friends or family. It is a fun, relaxed class but with the opportunity to work with an expert chef to develop your skills and learn a new recipe. After cooking we will of course all sit down to eat! This cooking class in Lisbon is € per person in a small, public group and lasts about 3.5hrs.
The Lisbon Market and Culinary Experience offers you a memorable and delicious day out. Accompanied by our chef you will explore on one of Lisbon’s best fresh produce markets where you will find an excellent choice of vegetables, fish and shellfish. Here we will select and buy all the ingredients for your cookery class. Back at our dedicated kitchen you will then learn to cook a full Portuguese meal with soup or starter, main course and dessert. By then you will have worked up an appetite and can tuck into the meal accompanied by a specially selected Portuguese wine. The Lisbon market and culinary experience takes about 5 hours and costs € per person. It usually runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Pastel de Nata Baking Class, come and learn to bake the famous Pastel de Nata custard tarts, Lisbon’s most quintessential sweet and then eat them! This two hour class is €pp. The public and private Portuguese cooking classes in Lisbon are held on a regular basis so please contact us to join in. The classes run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 14. With advance notice we can also run cooking classes in Lisbon for larger groups with extra chefs on hand to ensure that everyone gets sufficient attention.
Group Wine and Gastronomy Experiences
For groups in addition to our standard programme we also offer cheese and wine tasting parties or you can try your hand at wine making! There are more than 55,000 wine brands in Portugal and the country’s wines have won many awards at major international competitions. The winemaker for a day programme is ran by an expert from an Alentejo vineyard who will introduce the Portuguese wine regions and grape varieties. There will be the chance to taste three wines. Then it’s time to work on a blend of your own which you can bottle, label and take home with you. Ideal for wine loving hen or stag parties, corporate groups and more! Please use the form below to contact us for more information or email us about any of the gastronomy experiences or cooking classes in Lisbon.