The Cyclades are Greece’s most famous group of islands, consisting of Naxos, Andros, Tinos, Rineia, Ios, Milos, Syros, Santorini, Mykonos, Sifnos, Kea, Skinnos to name just a few. Each of the many amazing islands in Greece have their own signature dishes and produce that speaks to the history of the people, the island and crops that grow on the island.
With Greek food being so delicious, if like me, eating is not enough. Learning how to cook some of the dishes and take away some Greek recipes to try at home to try when you return from holiday.
If you are visiting Sifnos you may be introduced to the island’s revithada, a rich chickpea stew that’s slowly cooked in a ceramic pot in a wooden-fired oven. Then Naxo has the renowned roost, a pool dish with a tomato sauce, and served with locally grown spent potatoes.
On Andros’ signature dish is the frotalia, a hearty omelette the can be baked or fried and is usually made with seasonal vegetables, local cheese and sausage. The on Santorini, you have tomatoes as the main produce that this is featured on many greek recipes and meze.
Usually, they are sun-dried and placed in jars filled with olive oil to give them a longer life. While visiting Santorini don’t leave without tasting the Tomato fritters, made with either fresh tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes.
Famous Products From Cyclades
There are plenty of products to sample and take back home with you, if are doing any of the Santorini cooking classes below you are likely cooking these or be using some of these:
- Wild capers
- Thyme honey
- Split peas
- San Michali Cheese
- Louza: An amazing cured meat that is scented with cinnamon, cloves and pepper.
- Kopanisti: A tangy spread made from matured cheese of goat’s and sheep’s milk.
- White Wine: The Cycladic islands are renowned for the white wines and the most famous are those made with Assyritko and Monemvasia grape varieties.
Santorini Cooking Classes To Get A Taste Of Greek Food
You have wined and dined in many of the cool restaurants in Santorini and experienced gastronomy in Santorini, its now time to discover the flavors of Santorini on this in-depth cookery course. Explore Santorini through the island’s delicious local cuisine on these food-lover’s cooking and tasting experiences.
With helpful hints and tips from the chef you can, chop, sizzle, and stir your way through your Greek recipes and serve up a delicious dinner any Santorini resident would be proud of. During your cookery class, you learn of the fresh ingredients growing on Santorini and gain insight into the role food plays in Greek island culture.
Get immersed in local culinary traditions on the island, taste the local wines upon arrival, and once you have cooked the food you get to enjoy it on the terraces. Finished off with desserts, and Greek coffee to go with.
The duration of the cooking classes in Santorini range from a couple of hours to 6 hours and some may also include a tour of a farm or vineyard. Many also limit participants to up to 8 people for a more personalised experience. You can also have a private cooking class for yourself or with your partner or friend. The vineyard visits included in some of the tours allow you to learn about Santorini wineries and about volcanic viticulture.
Below are some of the best cooking classes in Santorini to learn how to cook some of Santorini’s signature dishes.
Learn the art of cooking delicious Greek dishes in the Cave House at £96. The total time is 4 hours. You will get wine and appetizers on arrival and dine the food you cook. Check availability here.
Learn about the ingredients to make sumptuous Greek dishes from Santorini-based chefs. At the end of this 3-hour class, relish your meal. The cost per head is £87. Check availability here.
The class is a complete revelation on the best wines and includes lessons on the most iconic Greek dishes. The cost is £146, including hotel pickup. Check availability here.
Learn about the special volcanic wines from Santorini as well as cool Greek dishes at the cost of £150.49. It includes hotel pick up too. Check availability here.
The 4-hour of escape into the Santorini’s gourmet paradise is what you will relish forever. Cook with tips and vegetables from local farms and sip the local wines at a cost of £87 per head. Check availability here.
At £146, learn what makes Santorini, the best viticulture region in Greece. Learn to make special dishes in 4 hours. Check availability here.
Trek through the gorgeous calderas of Santorini and learn to make homemade specialties from authentic ingredients. This 4-hour hike will also include a trail through the coast and the vineyards at a cost of £109.45. Check availability here.
The cooking class will be a revelation of sorts when you discover many unknown yet delicious dishes. The class will be of 3 hours approximately, and £86 per head. Check availability here.
Enjoy a full day at a secluded beach with a small group and learn cooking traditional Greek lunch. Get refreshed with Yoga and relax. The cost is £132, including hotel pickup and drop off. Check availability here.
Make your holiday in Santorini complete by visiting Vothonas village to check out the cave houses. Enjoy cooking class to learn to make authentic pork dishes in this 6-hour tour. It costs £593 for a couple. Check availability here.
This is an ideal break for a couple looking for a complete and authentic way to celebrate their stay at Santorini. The tour includes cooking and wine tasting in Thera’s very own wineries. It includes a 3-course meal you cook there, including vegetarian meal options on request. The cost is £602 for a group of two people. Check availability here.
The trip will be of 6 hours and includes hotel pickup. It is a great way to spend Greek summer and learn cooking with traditional ingredients. The cost is £141 per head. Check availability here.
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