YLTour is a destination management company based in Lecce with over 10 years of organisational experience in the heel of Italy, Puglia.
If you are looking to select the very best cooking lessons, winery tours, gourmet tours, excursions to artisan food and wine producers as part of your vacation or visit to Italy, then get in touch.
YLTour offers fully packaged cooking vacation programs which include accommodation and excursions to wonderful villages throughout Salento.
The hands on cooking classes with a local Mamma are held in an informal and friendly environment using the freshest of 0km ingredients and include sampling the extra virign olive oil and wine produced directly on the grounds.
You will be making: focaccia, fresh pasta, pizza, different kinds of bread, filled pasta, sauces, sea food recipes, vegetarian recipes, desserts.
A typical program day by day is structured as follows.
Wake up in a masseria eating fresh pastries or local crostata, then spend the morning hours with your local host exploring local villages, going to the beach and taking lunch in a local restaurant.
A hands on cooking class with the chef follows and dinner with wine. All lessons take place on site, typically in a spacious country kitchen.
Each day of the program will vary to include market days, wine cantina trips, olive orchards visits, artisan shops, local farms etc.
Evenings are free to have a meal in a local trattorie or stay in the masseria to relax with perhaps a good Negroamaro wine.
SALENTO COOKING CLASS DETAILS
- Groups are typically between 6 and 12 participants, but 20 people can be catered for.
- Dates can be scheduled at your convenience with a two-day advance notice.
- For all the tours we will reserve for you minivan and driver.
- 3 hours with instructor/assistant (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish)
- recipes to take home, apron, an artisanal gift, a bottle of local wine
- wine and cheese tasting for the "Aperitivo"
- lunch or dinner included
- pics of you while cooking
EXCLUSIVE CUSTOMIZED WINE TOURS
Also ask YLTour for a private customized wine tour and wine tasting in the most important vineyards and very top wine estates in Salento.
Tours are fully escorted and include accomodation, meals with the top wines locally produced, coach transportation, all the tastings. You can add a cooking class, as well as cheese and olive oil tastings
Get in touch to choose the dates which suit you and the ideal itinerary which can be one day, 4 day or longer programs.
Buyer and wine retailers can also be catered for.