Esme Culinary Adventures


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In the rural north west of Spain professional chef Esmeraldo offers a variety of holidays from one day classes to hiking tours and women only retreats. Step back in time, visit markets and vineyards and learn not only about Spanish cooking but the way of village life.


How They Work

– small groups, longer stays combined with hikes, market & vineyard tours, wine tastings

– Women only retreats

– Speciality Spanish

Cookery Courses

– One day, two-day getaway, longer combined classes

– add market tours, vineyard tours, hikes, wine tastings and more..

– 1 day 10 am – late afternoon 50€ pp

– Some flexible, some set dates

Paella - Cooking Class

Visit Esme Tours for more information

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Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen


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Based in the lovely little town of Vejer de la Frontera on the Costa de la Luz in Cadiz province. Annie B’s offers a range of Spanish based cuisine cookery courses in varying lengths including or as well as Tapas Tours and Sherry Tours in this famous Sherry producing region.



How they Work

– Small groups

– Day classes, Tapas & Sherry Tours, Week-long courses

– Speciality all things Spanish

– Source, Cook and Eat

Cooking Courses

– Day course 10 – 16.30 from €135 pp

– Spanish Culinary Classic Course 5 night, 6 days, hotel acc. welcome tapas tour, 3 days cooking sessions from 958 pp


– Day course all year

– Longer course 4/5 times a year

Annie B's Cooking Courses

See Annie B’s website for further details.

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Cooking with Olive Oil in Jaen


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In the heart of Jaen’s olive growing region amidst a sea of olive trees a tiny hamlet plays host to cooking Spanish cooking classes. Prepare, eat and enjoy a range of dishes in your own holiday home. Classes for 2/3 people using local extra virgen olive oil.


What They Do

– Tapas or Main Meal Classes 2.5 hours in the afternoon/evening – Prepare and eat.

– Speciality Tapas

– Eat together, wine pairing included

– Goat Cheese making class with Spanish neighbour

– Join olive harvest for a morning/afternoon picking olives (Dec-Feb)

Cooking Course

– In the holiday home, 2.5 hours morning for lunch or afternoon for dinner

– Any day, 2 people min, 3 people max

– Minimum 2 night stay, 1 cooking class/dinner per night stay 75€pp pn


– On request March – October


Further information Cooking with Olive Oil

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The Flexible Chef


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Situated in southern Spain’s Andalucía in the Sierra Sur de Jaén between the cities of Jaén, Granada and Córdoba. It is an unspoilt part of the Iberian Peninsula in the heart of Spain’s olive producing region and an ideal base to relax, experience rural village life and cook.

Cooking with Phil Morrison aka The Flexible Chef @ Casa Adora


How they work

– Hands on cookery courses for 1 – 4 persons

– Speciality Mediterranean, Asia Fusion, Spanish

– Dinner party menus

Cooking Courses

– Cookery school with all inclusive double en-suite accommodation – 145€ pp/day (minimum 3 nights)

– Non cooking partner – 59€ pp/day


– On demand


For more information visit The Flexible Chef

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A Cooking Day in Malaga


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Situated in an old country house surrounded by olive, almond, walnut and fruit trees, not far from Malaga city centre this is a friendly, relaxed day with your host Maite. Take a ramble around the grounds and learn about the local produce, gather some and then head to the kitchen to prepare your feast.


How they work

– Arrive or be collected for a 10.30 start

– Speciality Malaga cuisine

– Hands-on preparation of starter and main or tapas selection

– Eat together

Cooking Course

– One day 10.30 – 16.00

– Any day, 2-6 people

– Price on request


– All Year on request

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For more information or to book visit A Cooking Day.

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Finca Las Encinas


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Finca Las Encinas

Situated in Iznajar on the edge of the stunning Sierra Subbetica  National Park and a large lake it is centrally located in Andalusia. Almost equidistant from Cordoba, Granada and Malaga, which makes a perfect base to combine the relaxation and to enjoy the cultural or historical wealth of this stunning area.

Whether you want to unwind or explore the heart of Andalusia, or you want to do the cooking courses for a culinary retreat, this is a great rural base.

finca las encinas

How they work

– Cooking courses for small groups – up to 4 people

– Speciality Andalusian/Spanish/Mediterranean

– Hands on, cook and eat sessions = 3- course meal or 5 Tapas dishes

– History and culture of ingredients/recipes

– Traditional and modern techniques

Cooking Courses

3 nights B&B with 2 cooking sessions – 380€ pp/shared room

6 nights B&B with 4 cooking sessions – 700€ pp/shared room


Flexible throughout the year

Visit Finca Las Encinas website for more information and booking.

You can also book directly online – Finca Las Encinas

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Cooking Classes, Cookery Holidays, Culinary Courses, Gourmet Vacations whatever you want to call them you’ll find a wide variety here. From week long holidays to day or half-day classes. From nippy Norway to sunny Spain, whatever the location or duration the thing that matters most is FOOD.

I’m guessing that you, like me, are a lover of food. Good food. And with that comes the desires to cook better, experiment more and discover the world of food that is at our fingertips today.

So come on in,  have a browse. I hope you’ve already eaten as you peruse these  mouth-watering photos and courses arranged country by country.