The Puglia culinary experience

Cook with locals, mums and chefs in a casual and friendly environment: classes are hands – on, using the freshest of ingredients and sampling olive oil and wine produced directly on the grounds.

The cooking class will take place in the spacious rustic kitchen of Puglia Wine School and your teacher will be a local Mum or a Chef. During the lesson, you will truly experience what “peasant cooking” in Puglia is, featuring fresh, organic ingredients. You will learn how to create unique dishes consisting of traditional and classic menus as well as new recipes curated by our chefs.

Guests will be fully involved in every stage of the cooking class. Groups are kept small because keeping it personal make the guests feel comfortable and in good company. Class includes a recipe book and an apron to take home.

Cooking lessons are taught (you choose) by:

  • A local mum
  • A local chef

Cooking lessons can be arranged in Squinzano, near Lecce, and in Martina Franca in a private trullo house. The class in Squinzano is held at the Puglia Wine School. It is also possible to hire a private cook mum cooking at your villa during your stay in Puglia. If you are a wine and olive oil lover ask us to include in your experience a wine and olive oil tasting.

Three or Four hours in our kitchen preparing lunch together, tasting great wines and enjoying lunch at the end of the preparation.

Our culinary program is available year round: this incredible team of mums and chefs will be there for you to cook together.

During your unique food and wine experience you will be introduced to some incredible locals.

Private transfer from/to your hotel in Lecce can be arranged.