Cooking Courses

If you have a passion for good food, why not take on a cooking course with your partner or friends and learn the basic skills of cooking or brush up your existing talent with a professional chef in a casual manner with us, B&B Finca Las Encinas near Iznájar. It is intended solely to enjoy a few days of cooking some sensational dishes that you have always wanted to see how they are done and to have a bit of fun.

Cooking Course Package  1

3 nights with 2 cooking sessions – Standard Room

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Cooking Course Package 2

3 nights with 2 cooking sessions – Suite Option

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Cooking Course Package 3

6 nights with 4 cooking sessions – Standard Room

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Cooking Course Package 4

6 nights with 4 cooking sessions – Suite Option

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In Brief:

  • A small group size (up to 4 people).
  • Hands on cooking courses lead by a friendly, informative professional chef.
  • Historical and cultural backgrounds of ingredients and/or recipes are discussed.
  • Traditional and modern culinary techniques are taught.
  • Cook together 3-course menus.
  • Cook seasonally, using the freshest ingredients picked directly from our organic vegetable garden or fruit trees, or sourced from our neighbouring farms.
  • Our speciality is Spanish, Andalusian and generally Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Enjoy sampling what the participants have achieved at the end of the day.

Cooking Course Packages:

  • Short course: 3 nights B&B with 2 cooking sessions
  • Weeklong course: 6 nights B&B with 4 cooking sessions
  • Speciality courses: Tapas or Fish course can be arranged as a short course


  • Cooking courses run all year (except Christmas and New Year)
  • Recommended time is March – July, September – November

Sample Menus for Cooking Courses


  • Shellfish soup with fino wine
  • Baked aubergine with honey and coriander seeds
  • Chilled almond soup

Main Course

  • Seabass with preserved lemons and tomato compote
  • Cuttlefish meatballs in almond sauce
  • Partridge with mint and pistachio


  • Poached pears in lavender fragrant honey
  • Chocolate truffle and hazelnuts cake
  • Coffee and brandy flan

Tapas Course

  • Red pepper stuffed with salt cod
  • Baby gem with anchovy and garlic chips
  • Clams with saffron
  • Chicken and pine nuts croquettes
  • Char-grilled wild asparagus with almond sauce

Other Information :

We are very flexible

  • You can join in our cooking courses as much or less as you would like. We are able to tailor-make your program to suit your interests, needs or levels. If you would like to cook any particular recipes, please let us know.


  • Welcome drinks and tapas Half-board (3 or 6 nights’ accommodation on B&B, 2 or 4 cooking courses, 2 or 4 dinners of what you have created). 1 bottle of wine per couple Welcome dinner on arrival day prepared by your host chef Farewell dinner on the last evening (for a weeklong course). All ingredients and 2-3 hour tuition per session. Detailed recipe booklet with information on Spanish cuisine. Spanish tax IVA


  • Extra food and drinks where not specified, extra cooking sessions, outdoor ctivities or excursions, local car hire, tourist visas, travel insurance, tips, laundry, flights and any other services not stated.

Non-cooking Partners

  • Non-cooking partners are very welcome and will have a plenty of opportunities to relax or enjoy a number of activities available in the area (see our Activities page). Non-cooking partners are on half-board basis (breakfast and 3-course dinner), 65 euros per person per day