Cusco Cooking classes

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Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Cusco: Peruvian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Start the experience with a walk of approximately 1 hour through the San Pedro market, where you will learn more about the local fruits and ingredients that you will use later. Return to the restaurant and learn about Peru's most famous drink, the Pisco Sour. Receive a complete explanation and tasting of pisco grapes and their different qualities. After a toast, the cooking class begins led by an expert chef, with extensive experience in traditional Peruvian cuisine. Participate in an informative and entertaining class, choosing to make any of the following dishes that include an appetizer of Ceviche and Chilcano soup, the main course of Lomo Saltado or Ají de Gallina. After this gastronomic adventure, enjoy the delicious dishes you have created and try your delicious Pisco. The entire tour lasts between 3-4 hours.

Cusco: 3-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class

2. Cusco: 3-Hour Peruvian Cooking Class

There is no better way to get to know a country than through its food. On this exciting 3-hour cookery course you will visit a local market to discover the range of ingredients available in Peru, and then return to the kitchen to cook up a 3-course meal. Peru has an enviable reputation for cuisine and you will be in the company of an expert instructor as you learn to prepare one of 3 menus. Each includes an entrée, main and dessert, along with a cocktail drink to accompany. Menu 1 includes Pisco sour or fruit juice, potatoes with Huancaína sauce, typical rice with chicken, and chocolate fondue. With menu 2 you will learn to prepare a Pisco sour or fruit juice, cook corn soup, salted beef with French fries and a chocolate fondue. Menu 3 features soltero de habas, aji de gallina with rice and chocolate fondue – and of course a Pisco sour or fruit juice! After all the hard work you have put into your Peruvian masterpieces, sit down and enjoy the cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Cusco: Chocolate Making Workshop

3. Cusco: Chocolate Making Workshop

Indulge in a chocolate-making workshop at the ChocoMuseo. Discover the origin of chocolate and its history, learn about the chocolate-making process, and leave with your very own cocoa creation. Get ready to play chocolatier as you're handed your chef's hat and apron on arrival at the workshop. Learn the fascinating journey a cocoa bean takes, from how it's grown and harvested, to how it gets turned into chocolate. Roast and grind cocoa beans and choose between milk or white chocolate and a number of delicious toppings to create your very own irresistible treat. You'll also have the opportunity to prepare and try a cocoa tea or hot chocolate.

Cusco: Truffles and Filled Chocolate Making Workshop

4. Cusco: Truffles and Filled Chocolate Making Workshop

Learn how to craft and make beautiful chocolate truffles and filled chocolate treats during a 90-minute workshop at a fun and friendly location in central Cusco. Just 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armes (Central Square), the workshop will take you through the process of preparing flavored ganache. You will learn how to temper chocolate, and how to prepare chocolate coats. Then, using chocolate sourced from the best local cacao beans, make and decorate 6 different truffles and 6 filled chocolates according to your preferences. The cooks will ensure you get maximum personal attention throughout, and help you master this delicious dish every step of the way. And at the end you will be able to take your delicious handmade chocolates home, to share with and impress your family and friends.

Cusco: Traditional Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata

5. Cusco: Traditional Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata

The culinary experience in Marcelo Batata shares precisely this with its guests, offering a true participative, entertaining and personalized immersion in Peruvian cuisine in a professional environment designed exclusively for cooking classes. The afternoon starts with a tasting of different varieties of Pisco to wet the appetite and continues with an introduction to the local culinary culture where the chef shares knowledge of history, biodiversity, and geography. Continue with the participatory preparation of ´alpaca Lomo Saltado´ or ´Ceviche´. The chefs will also prepare Neo-Andean, Creole, and contemporary dishes to taste during the afternoon. At the end of the class, each participant enjoys the delicious lunch prepared by themselves. All in all, a delightful culinary experience and an opportunity to learn more about Peru through gastronomy.

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What people are saying about Cusco

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This was a fun class to take! When I got to the chocolate museum there were these adorable little puppies running around that everyone got to play with. There were a group of us that took the class and it was very interactive learning about cocoa beans and turning them into chocolate. We drank some cocoa tea, make chocolate paste, and then got to create chocolate bars from different molds of our choosing. Our instructor was a very fun and friendly timen

The workshop was great, you learn a lot about the growth of the cacao plant, the process of chocolate making and you are able to make truffles and filled chocolate for yourself. I really enjoyed this workshop, definitely something to try while you are in Cusco

It was awesome The only thing I would recommend is to put in the description that you have to pick up your chocolate in 40min. I didn’t know about that and wasn’t expecting to stay an extra 40 min that day

Our teacher Gabriel was really funny and gave us a great experience. We learned a lot and got a lot of chocolates to take home. The teaching was private, which was nice

Guido was amazing! It was obvious how much he loved his job and sharing his chocolate knowledge. We really enjoyed the interactive component to the workshop!