Back in November of last year, I was lucky enough to host my first cooking retreat, for those love to eat, at the enchanting Finca Buen Vino in la Sierra de Aracena, in Andalucia, South Western Spain.
The Finca is set in beautiful mountains, an hour north of Seville, and is run by a delightful couple called Jeannie and Sam, who made us feel like returning family members. The house sleeps dozens, but there always seems to be a cosy corner or open terrace to escape to... Not that I had time of course - I was the live-in cook / tutor / tour guide, whilst the guests were there to eat, drink, learn, and be merry. And what a pleasure it was for all of us, too.
What better way to enjoy them with some goat's cheese, that we made ourselves at Maria Jesus' dairy, down in the village.
My Spanish cookery retreats are organised on a bespoke basis, dependent on your interests and desires. The atmosphere is friendly, welcoming and informal. The accommodation is homely and inviting. The food and drink are plentiful, and can be offered on an all inclusive basis. I'll also create a program of lessons, tutorials and excursions based on your skill levels, knowledge base and inspirations. We'll eat food like you see above, meet locals and get a taste for real Spain, and most importantly of all, have a wonderful time together.
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