Cooking Class, Bilbao

Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of the Basque country with this hands-on cooking masterclass.


Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of the Basque country with this hands-on cooking masterclass. Discover how to prepare traditional Basque dishes, including Txuelta steak, tuna Marmitako, and Tolosa bean stew, before sitting down to a group meal in a private dining room. Enjoy the all-inclusive experience, with an open bar featuring a variety of local wines such as Riojas, Txakolis, or Albariños, and take home the recipes, an apron, and new-found cooking skills. This intimate experience is capped at just 12 people to ensure a personal and enjoyable learning environment.


  • Master traditional Basque cooking techniques with a hands-on culinary class
  • Savor a full meal prepared by you, complete with 2-3 starters, a main course, and dessert
  • Connect with other passionate foodies in a small, intimate group setting
  • Expand your wine knowledge with tastings of local wines like Riojas, Txakolis, and Albariños

Know before you go

3.5 hours
Recommended for
18 years old & up
Small group, 12 people or less

What you'll do

Embark on a gastronomic journey through the heart of Basque Country with an interactive, hands-on cooking masterclass. Throughout this experience, you will learn how to whip up traditional Basque dishes such as the succulent Txuelta steak, the scrumptious tuna Marmitako, and the hearty Tolosa bean stew, among other delightful dishes. This culinary adventure isn't just about cooking, it's about immersing yourself in the rich culinary culture of Basque Country and getting to know fellow food enthusiasts.

We kick off this experience at our dedicated cooking location, where a professional chef will guide you through the intricate process of preparing 2-3 appetizing starters, a main course, and a delectable dessert. Each participant will have their own hob, ensuring a maximum learning experience. You will be cooking with the freshest produce and products sourced directly from the local market, ensuring an authentic taste of Basque Country.

As you're slicing, dicing, and sautéing away to create your culinary masterpieces, you'll also have an open bar at your disposal. Sample a variety of local wines such as Riojas, Txakolis or Albariños as you cook. This pairing of food and wine makes for a truly immersive Basque cooking experience, enhancing the flavors of your dishes and giving you insight into the region's wine culture.

Once you've finished cooking, the fun doesn't stop. You will then move to our private dining room, where you'll sit down with the rest of the group and enjoy the fruits of your labor. This is the perfect opportunity to soak in the flavors of your dishes and engage in lively conversation with your fellow cooking enthusiasts. This meal will be accompanied by a charcuterie board featuring a selection of local delicacies, and of course, more wine.

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Start times

  • Monday
    Not available
  • Tuesday
    Not available
  • Wednesday
    11:00 am
  • Thursday
    11:00 am
  • Friday
    Not available
  • Saturday
    11:00 am
  • Sunday
    Not available

Itineraries with Cooking Class

Ultimate Tour of Basque Country: Bilbao & San Sebastian - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can visit the highlights of Spain's northern Basque Country while enjoying its rich culture. It begins in Bilbao with city tours, then a Basque cooking class followed by a visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum. Then you're off to the Cantabrian Mountains to see how rural Basque residents live before heading to one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the country, San Sebastián.

Epic Wine & Culinary Trip Though Spain - 12 Days

If food and wine are your passions, then this unparalleled 12-day trip through the heart of Spain's Basque Country has your name on it. You'll see Barcelona's highlights — including the Sagrada Familia — as well as the coastal towns of the Bay of Biscay. Tour family wineries, visit shepherds, and hop from pintxos bar to pintxos bar, grazing until your heart's content.