Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

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Overview

Experience of cooking an authentic paella of Valencian and enjoying the pleasures of our gastronomy in a sea of sensations. Set in a typical Valencian farmhouse in a large, pleasant and truly memorable setting.This wonderful location is ideal for a unique experience. Enjoy the Mediterranean light, the Natural Park of Albufera, which is immersed in a vast wealth of rice paddies and surrounded by orange trees. There you will find "Huerto de Consuelin", the perfect place to enjoy the Valencian countryside.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Ideal choice for families

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Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Valencian Community, not only for the fantastic environment but also for the great conditions of the farmhouse where the real star of the activity is you. Experienced teachers will guide you through each step of the preparation of an authentic Valencian paella.

In the process they will unravel the many myths, traditions, and reveal secret tips and special techniques necessary for the preparation of this popular and internationally famous Spanish dish.

The country house, known as “El huerto de Consuelín”, is located just twenty five minutes from the city of Valencia. The old farmhouse is ideally situated between orange trees and rice paddies in one of the regions most deeply rooted in rice growing culture. It is home to the authentic paella of Valencia.

The warmth of the farmhouse and the beautiful scenery, introduces us to the real Valencian environment. It is the ideal space for cooking your paella and enjoying the pleasures of our lands.

On the way, we will visit the Natural Park of Albufera, which is immersed in a vast wealth of rice paddies. We will also see the Saler Dehesa, fed by the Mediterranean sea. The great beauty and ecological value of both, provide us with the opportunity to carry out a large number of activities.

Inclusions for Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is comfortable

A minimum of two adults required per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was one of the highlights of our month in Valencia! We attended with some friends and were joined by two couples from Holland. From the beginning, Rafa communicated clearly with us about pickup from our apartment. We had a pleasant drive with Maria out to a lovely traditional farmhouse south of Valencia. The farmhouse was surrounded with orange trees and gardens. Rafa immediately made us feel at home, offering all kinds of beverages, including wine and beer. Maria did translation for Rafa and they were a delightful pair, warm, engaging and funny! Both were steeped in both the traditions of paella and the techniques for making true Valencian paella. We divided into teams of four, with each team making a pan of paella. As we worked, Rafa coached us and both he and Maria shared the traditions of cooking and eating paella. While our paella was cooking, we were served DELICIOUS and beautiful tapas and Valencian wine on the patio. Finally, after the mandatory 17-minute cooking time, we got to eat our fabulous paella. Although we weren't sure we could eat another bite, out came a plate of freshly sliced oranges and a traditional Valencian pudding. Rafa and Maria were kind enough to take pictures of us throughout the day and sent us home with recipes for the food we had cooked, including the amazing Spanish tortilla tapa prepared by their colleague. I couldn't recommend this experience more highly! It is worth every penny!

  • My wife and I took 4 cooking classes during our trip to Spain and this was our personal favorite. Raf and his team were such a delight and we felt like it was the most authentic experience. We were pampered, picked up, and taken to Riola to take the private class and couldn't have been happier. We loved the authenticity and intimate setting, versus the giant 15 student classes we also took in Barcelona and other parts of Valencia. We felt like we got a true paella experience and learned all about the history and culture of the dish. AMAZING!

  • The class was one of our most anticipated activities in Spain, which was proven a great one!! The class started by being greeted by Rafa the chef and his super friendly team mate Maria at the hotel pickup point. Unlike other cooking classes held in the city centre of Valencia with a big group of students doing one big paella only, we learned the paella making in a farmhouse about 30 mins away from the city in three small groups. Each group did its own paella, meaning that we really tasted what we did by our own hands - we reckon that it was a much better experience with fun. The 3 pans of paella made by the 3 small groups tasted slightly different but were equally good!!
    The amusing Rafa and team were a big plus of this cooking class: from the origin of paella to the cooking skills, we learned much from them with a lot of laughter - we still remember a real paella should have no seafood with a thin layer of rice. The one in Barcelona or Madrid with a thick layer of rice is faked!
    It's interesting to know that we were the first group from Hong Kong joining Rafa's class. The class gave us great memory, making our trip to Valencia very worthwhile. Thanks Rafa, Maria and the team!!

  • We can't recommend this excursion enough. Unless you are lucky enough to have friends or relatives with a farm in the country then you will never have an opportunity to experience a Sunday paella feast like this. Maria and Rafa welcome you into their world and share much more than cooking tips. They share their passion and love for their land and culture and introduce you to new friends from around the world. DON'T settle for the intown cooking class. Invest in Maria, Rafa and Roberto and have a memorable experience to last a lifetime.

  • we were picked up on time at the dock and driven about 45 minutes to the countryside to a farmhouse by maria, who would serve as driver/translator/assistant. there we were greeted by master paella chef, raffa. the two worked well together providing tips on the preparation and cooking of the paella as well as the history of the dish. while the paella was cooking we all went outside and enjoyed plates of olives, meats and cheeses, bread and peanuts as well as a delicious frittata. of course, wine was also flowing.we all enjoyed the class, the great sense of humor of raffa and maria, and of course the knowledge of how to prepare true vallencian paella.

  • My husband and I more than enjoyed the day with Maria, Rafa and Miguel. It was so enjoyable, entertaining and very informative. The chemistry between Maria and Rafa was amazing. We also had a great group of people in the cooking class. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • I have always wanted to learn how to make La Paella Valenciana. This was an AMAZING bucket list experience I will never forget! Rafa and Maria made it so fun, informative and were so creative with their presentation. The tapas were really tasty and the paella was even better! Warning: If you eat all of your paella like we did, you will need a siesta immediately following this excursion. Don't schedule anything else. Ha ha.

  • My friend and I were treated to a rare class where we were the only 2 students! It was amazing, from our ride up to the farmhouse from Valencia, the tour of the house and the surrounding grounds, then the class itself. We thoroughly enjoyed the class, the history, the etiquette of making and eating authentic Paella! After learning all the details of what's included and not included in authentic Valencian Paella we started! We were involved from the beginning to the end, had a chance to ask lots of questions and learned so much about paella, Spain and Valencia. And the best part? Sitting outside on the farmhouse terrace with a lovely wine and enjoying the meal we had made was amazing! I highly recommend this class, it's a great opportunity to get out of the city and experience the countryside with a lovely chef in a beautiful location!

  • We had a wonderful and knowledgeable host and learned how to cook paella the traditional way!! Highly recommended!!

  • My family and I all 9 of us would rate this Paella Cooking Class the very highest! Rafa was fantastic and, not only did we have a lot of fun preparing this traditional Spanish meal, but the meal we all prepared was absolutely delicious!

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