Explore the Algarves rich culinary heritage, up high in the Monchique mountains, you will find a different Algarve, a hidden gem for foodies wrapped around beautiful mountain surroundings, perfect for nature lovers.
- Cook in stunning locations
- Learn authentic recipes from local chefs
- Have lunch with families in their homes
- Visit a local distillary
- Shop in local markets for ingredients
- Pick fresh products from local farms and cook them!
In between cooking, interact with the locals, unwind and explore your local surroundings or take a food tour:
Enjoy a guided walk on the mountains, with a visit to a local honey maker, followed by local product pic-nic.
On your way back you will gather some local products from your walk, to use later….
Cooking evening :
Honey baked cheese
Honey glazed pork with fresh potatoes and rosemary! Fresh vegetables and salad
Pork and honey glazed rosemary kebabs on the BBQ
-Bread Making tour:
Start by preparing your dough in the morning ! Then leave to prove while you go and explore a local village and its surroundings,
Time to light the oven, now you need to kneed your dough and make your bread…Now relax, have a glass of wine and your bread will be ready for your picnic! (Pizza)( olive bread, Rosemary bread, Chouriço bread, Cumin seed)
How to make migas!!
Includes: Plain Migas, Migas de tomate, Migas de Espargo…
Winter Mushroom tour:
In the winter season you will be taken on a guided Mushroom learning and picking walk, come back to a warm log fire and some local Roast chestnuts….
Cooking Mushroom recipes
The Real Meat Experience:
Learn how to make your very own bacon!
Step by step chouriço making….
Pick Fresh oregano, make oregano recipes….
Broad beans, peas and young spuds season!
6 nights' accommodation
•Transportation toand from airport , and all guided visits and tours with Lucio, a professional certified and fun guide :)
•Local Breakfast Hamper, includes local honey, local jams, Homemade Bread , local charcuterie and freshly picked fruit.
•1 guided Honey Tour with your guide Lucio, including a visit to local “ Medronho” distillery
•1 Evening step-by -step, Cooking with Honey, local recipes!
•1 guided day around the Moorish village of Alferce, step by step bread making in the village bread oven with Marie-Anne.
• Evening step by step cooking local recipes with bread!
• Cooking session with Marie-Anne, learn how to cook local dishes according to seasons, enjoy your feast.
•2 picnic lunches one on day 2 “ The Honey tour”, including local Charcuterie samples, and on day 4, you taste the results of your various breads,
3 dinners: Day 2 “ Local recipes with Honey” , prepare a 3 courses Dinner, Day after cooking class.Day 4 “ Local recipes cooking with Bread”, prepare a 3 course Dinner.