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Basque Cooking Class : Gipuzkoa & Bizkaia

Price: 175€

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, recipes, gift

Duration: 5 hours

Start time10:00  End time: 15:00 

Max.: 16 people

Minimum Age: 12 years

Meeting point: Mimo San Sebastian Cooking School, Okendo 1, Donostia-San Sebastián

*Vegetarian? Food allergies? Read our FAQs below. Not recommended for vegans. 

"Basque culture is nothing if not mysterious, and it can take an outsider years to crack some of the culture's culinary secrets. Instead, take a shortcut by booking a pintxo trail or cooking class with tour company Mimo San Sebastian." - Olive Magazine

The sea and the mountains surrounding the Basque capitals of Bilbao and San Sebastián are rife with ancient traditions and the freshest of ingredients.  In this culinary journey, you will learn to prepare the famous Basque dishes from both the coastal fishing villages and the mountainous interior of the provinces of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia. Bring the history and traditions of Basque Country to life in this hands-on cooking class. If you want to take away a primer on the cuisine of the local culture, this is the class for you.

  • bilingual instruction with the local chefs
  • aperitif & digestif
  • hands-on preparation of Basque dishes with top-quality produce
  • recipes
  • gourmet lunch with wines
  • souvenir


Each Basque Cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings.  You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

Chef Agustin and his associate are absolutely wonderful class that I took with my 20 and 24-year-old was entertaining an incredible learning experience and tremendous fun I would give this the most high grade of any experience I have had in my more than40 years of travel at the end of the class I can only hope that they will extend and have other classes in the future. This is an absolute must if you visit Saint Sebastian.

Gerard V. (2017-09-02) , U.S.

The learning experience of cooking styles. Great day! Great job!

Neil MacCormack (2016-08-03) , New Zealand

Good hosts, everyone had a turn at cooking.

Julie Korn (2016-08-03)

Wonderfull staff and food! Best cooking experience we have had in 3 countries!!

Andrea Konsin (2016-08-03)

The instructors were knowledgable, patient and personable. THROUGHLY ENJOYABLE!

Stephen A. Johnson (2016-08-03)

Quality of ingredients and knowledge and friendliness of the chefs. Patricio and Mateo are excellent teachers!

Maricarmen Justo (2016-08-03) , Galicia

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  • CALDERETA DE ITXASKABRA Scorpionfish broth
  • CARRILLERA DE CORDERO Braised lamb
  • ARROZ CON LECHE Rice pudding
  • PORRUSALDA Y RAPE sous-vide bacalao with leek and potato puree

What if I am a vegetarian or I have food allergies?

Preparations in this class contain meat & seafood. However, upon request, a special lunch adapted to dietary needs can be provided at the end of the class.

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes is 12 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience.

What do I bring to the cooking class?
Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar. 

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Availability is shown in blue. If we do not show availability, please contact us and we will do our best to help you. For groups of 8+ or for private tour requests, please contact us. Thank you.

Next available date

Thursday 19th July

Start time: 10:00

Price: 175€

  • Central location
  • Souvenir gift
  • Trip advisor excellence
  • Bilingual guide