Cookery Course Itinerary | Cookery course in Spain | Spanish cookery course Andalucia

Bed & Breakfast near Aracena, Seville, Andalucia, Spain in the Sierra de Aracena National Park. Set amongst a chestnut and cork-oak forest we operate as a family B&B and self-catering holiday cottages. We run cookery courses, photography courses, creative writing retreats and fitness retreats. Hiking trails and stunning views.

October Cookery Courses: Full Itinerary

Cooking at Finca Buenvino

October is a month of change. Sunny days at 28ºC. Cooler nights. Some rain showers, some mist. We never know what it will bring.

We shall be running our two autumn courses on 12th - 17th October   and on 27th October - 1st November. (5 nights each course) 

Day 1. We will meet up in Sevilla with our cooks at 11.30 am on the first morning (12th or 27th October)  at the Bar Catalina (Catalina de Ribera 4), just by the Murillo Gardens.  It’s a good place to meet as if we are a little late you can have coffee there. We will send you details of how to get there when you book. It's advisable to arrive in Seville the night before, and stay at a hotel in the centre of the town. For map look at,+4,+41004+Sevilla/@37.3854721,-5.9888056,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0xd126c1e9022214b:0x827b9d0de9c4d260!8m2!3d37.3854721!4d-5.9866169?hl=es

We will walk into town for an olive oil tasting followed by some tapas, before heading for the hills, to arrive at the finca in  time for tea or coffee before a walk  on the property or just have a rest after your journey. Cooking supper begins at 7pm with a glass of wine to hand and we will sit down to eat at around 8-8.30pm.

Other days will start with breakfast at 9am and cooking will start at 10- 10.30. and finish in time for a glass of wine before lunch. In the afternoon there will be a chance to visit some of the local villages.  In the evening, after tea and cakes, there is time to relax before we start cooking again at 7pm.

We will visit the 5 J's jamón cellars and taste their excellent hams and we will eat out at a restaurant in Aracena, famed for its Iberian pork dishes.

We will be cooking daily from the Buenvino Cookbook by Jeannie Chesterton.

In the afternoons between lunch and the evening, students can make a choice of their preferred afternoon activities; touring the villages of the area, shopping or taking a walk.

On the last morning guests are driven to Seville at, after breakfast. Drop-off is outside the Bar Catalina once more, unless you have a pre-booked train or ‘plane and want to be run straight to the airport or train station.

We advise at least a day and night in the city to see the Reales Alcázares and the cathedral, as well as to have a feel of the city.

Rates €950 per head

Rates for the four night cookery stay are €950  per person. Non cooking partners €400  if sharing a room. Single room occupancy €50 extra per night

All prices include:

  1. Transport from Seville to Finca Buenvino and back.
  2. All food and wines consumed at the finca during the stay.
  3. Lunch at a Restaurant in the mountains
  4. Tuition
  5. Tour of a local ham factory.
  6. A "Cooking at Buenvino" apron, folder pen and notebook.
  7. A signed copy of “The Buenvino Cookbook, recipes from a farmhouse in Spain.” which we published in April 2014.
  8. Supper in Aracena on the last night.

We will be preparing dishes from the book itself and students can decide which recipes they would like to attempt. Any recipes not in the book, such as those for bread-making, will be on loose sheets which you can add to your folder as you go along.

(Days will vary in small ways; you may already have prepared a dessert the day before if there was time....much depends on weather, on how many cooks are on the course and so forth)


      • This is only a sample schedule and is liable to change depending on flight times, weather/restaurant opening times etc. It is possible that some of the days will be changed around.