BE the Chef

BE The Chef


It’s Market Time!

La Ribera in Bilbao (Europe’s largest covered market) plus, La Bretxa in Donostia-San Sebastian. Here, you’re guaranteed to find the finest fish, best meats and juicy seasonal vegetables. 

Provenance guaranteed

Chat to ‘baserritaras’ in provincial markets in Ordizia or Gernika. Get fantastic tips from local chefs.

Hand-in-hand with an expert, we take you around the market, selecting the best. Then prepare (under the chef’s eye) a few of our country’s finest dishes in a Txoko (private gastronomic society). Don your apron, roll up your sleeves and take part, in one of our most popular traditions. You will chop, stir, chat, taste, and recount stories. All washed down with fresh, sharp txakoli, or a glass (or two) of Rioja before sitting down to share the labour of love you’ve just prepared.

Did you say pintxos?

Yes, we did. Basque Country’s world-famous, refined, bite-sized tapas. Our chef will give you a ‘hands on’ class in our private Txoko. Tasting is unavoidable.

Shepherd for a Day

Take part in the daily routines of a shepherd. Yes, that means accompanying him through the magnificent fields of this natural environment with his border collie sheepdog of course. Milk the Latxa breed sheep and prepare curds and cheese in the Urkiola Natural Park. Make soap with whey, help with the shearing, and (if the season allows), create balms with medicinal plants. Plus, sample the famous Denominacion de Origen Idiazabal Cheeses directly from its maker’s hands.


the Chef

Send us your queries, requests, tastes, experience, availability and we will create your Basque Experience.

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Or simply call us
Erik (English/Spanish) + 34 662 234 755

Jose (Spanish) +34 637 57 03 37