Cooking Class, Bilbao

Join a professional chef for a Basque cooking class, where you'll make a traditional three-course meal accompanied by local wines.


Get a taste of the Basque Country with this hands-on cooking class in Bilbao. A skilled chef will teach you how to create regional dishes, from Tolosa bean stew to baked piquillo peppers, resulting in a delicious three-course meal. Afterward, feast on your creations in the private dining room, accompanied by a charcuterie board and wine. The experience includes an open bar featuring various local wines such as Riojas, txakolis, and albariños, as well as an apron and recipes to take home.


  • Master traditional Basque cooking techniques with a hands-on culinary class
  • Savor a full meal prepared by you, with two or three starters, a main course, and a 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
Food & Drink
Lunch Included. Full lunch prepared by you, charcuterie board, and local wine.

What you'll do

Begin your culinary experience at Gastronomía Bilbao in the center of the city, where a professional chef will welcome you. Put on an apron and settle in with a glass of wine as the chef gives you an introduction to Basque cuisine. They'll guide you through the process of preparing two or three starters, which can include chorizo cooked in cider and baked piquillo peppers cooked with olive oil, garlic, and vinegar.

Moving onto the mains, you'll learn how to make classic regional dishes such as marmitako (tuna stew cooked with peppers), hearty Tolosa bean stew, and txuleta (rib steak) from grass-fed cows served with Basque salad. Finally, you'll prepare a delicious dessert like the famous Basque French toast, torrijas, which was devised in the 15th century and features a mixture of bread, milk, cinnamon, egg, and sugar.

Every student will have their own hob to cook on, and you'll be working with fresh products sourced directly from the local market. You'll enjoy drinks from the open bar as you're slicing, dicing, and sautéing away. Sample a variety of local wines such as Riojas, txakolis, or albariños as you cook, giving you an insight into the region's rich wine culture.

Once you've finished cooking, you'll move into the private dining room and sit down with your group to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Feast on your three-course meal paired with more local wines to enhance the flavors of each dish, and chat with your fellow cooking enthusiasts. The meal will be accompanied by a charcuterie board featuring a selection of local delicacies. Afterward, you'll leave with a recipe card to recreate your Basque cooking adventure at home.

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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

What's included

  • Cooking class
  • Full meal prepared by you
  • Charcuterie board
  • Variety of local wines
  • Recipes
  • Apron

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