The 5-hour Apulian cooking class allows you to immerse yourself in authentic flavors of the region, accompanied by a selection of 5 wines including whites, rosés, and reds. During the course, you’ll prepare and savor typical dishes, with vegetarian options available upon request. The experience, at “Trulli il Castagno,” is designed for a minimum of two people, with on-site parking and a transfer option at €15. Comfortable attire is recommended; animals are welcome.
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The Puglian cooking class is one of the itineraries offered by Trulli and Puglia in the Itria Valley. It’s a unique and typical culinary and gastronomic experience to be enjoyed in Puglia.
With a duration of five hours in the afternoon, and available for groups of 2 to 20 people, this event will introduce you to the flavors and aromas of Puglian cuisine alongside the Spalluto family.
Mother Beatrice and her son Alessandro don’t just work behind the scenes in the kitchen of their agriturismo, Trulli, but they can also teach you the best Puglian recipes during your stay in Locorotondo or Martina Franca: the locations where the two grand accommodations in the shape of trulli await for your dream vacation in Puglia.
The experience takes place at Trulli Il Castagno, in a stone environment where you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on and prepare numerous traditional Puglian dishes together with the in-house chefs.
Each participant will receive the Spalluto family’s recipe book, which also includes the dishes prepared during the Puglian cooking class.
The phases of the Puglian cooking class proceed as follows:
Visit to the property’s garden to gather the vegetables needed for the day’s dishes.
- Each guest will have their own workstation with a wooden cutting board, bowls, and utensils necessary for preparing doughs or foods.
- The cooking of typical Puglian dishes will be done in view, alongside the chefs, using the traditional wood-fired oven, ensuring complete safety.
Among the typical dishes you might learn to cook during the Puglian cooking class are handmade focaccia dough, veal chops seasoned with cheese, parsley, garlic, and pepper, cooked in homemade tomato sauce.
The Puglian cooking class continues with the preparation of sugared almonds and homemade bread, orecchiette pasta, and various traditional Puglian pasta shapes.
For the Puglian cooking class, the wood-fired oven is mainly used.
The experience concludes with a dinner based on the dishes prepared during the cooking class, along with a platter of cold cuts, cheeses, and our own extra virgin olive oil. The dinner will be accompanied by our wines from Vigna Il Castagno.
Depending on the season, appetizers and typical products are offered, as well as vegetarian options. The menu of dishes to be prepared during the Puglian cooking class also varies according to the season and the local specialties.
The itineraries in the Itria Valley, including the culinary experience of learning to cook traditional dishes, offer an opportunity to socialize and enjoy a convivial and welcoming environment.
To make your journey more convenient, you can request a transfer service from the nearest stations or from the accommodation facility where you’re staying to comfortably reach Trulli Il Castagno.