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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.

- Accommodation

- 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:

-Honey 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)

Cooking Evening:

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 time:

Cooking Mushroom recipes


The Real Meat Experience:

Learn how to make your very own bacon!

Step by step chouriço making….

Local dishes…

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.