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7 Best Cooking Classes in Lisbon, Portugal [2024]

Looking for cooking classes in Lisbon? Look no further. Whether you’re after the secrets of pastel de nata or want to learn the best recipes for an authentic Portuguese dinner, you’ll get what you’re looking for in one of these classes. Check them out! 

As the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon showcases many of the country’s gems. From astounding architecture, delicious Port wine, traditional azulejos, and iconic Portuguese food, you can find it all in this vibrant city. 

This makes it the perfect location to join a hands-on workshop and learn to create the delicious pastries the country is famous for, as well as traditional recipes, tapas, and cooking techniques to recreate Portuguese cuisine when you’re back home – and impress your friends and family! 

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In fact, it’s one of the best things to do in Lisbon if you’re interested in Portuguese cuisine and culture.

Check out the very best cooking classes in Lisbon to become an expert on Portuguese cuisine

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Traditional Portuguese Cooking Classes in Lisbon

➤ This Portuguese Cooking Class introduces you to the secrets, flavors, and tricks of Portugal’s cuisine, as you embark on a hands-on learning experience. You’ll prepare a traditional 3-course meal using seasonal ingredients, and then indulge in your preparations and dessert with local wines. 

This class also includes: Coffee and tea. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Shared Market Tour with Cooking Class is a 5-hour cooking course in Lisbon that starts with a trip to a local market, where you’ll get fresh produce and ingredients for the class. 

You’ll then follow a chef’s instructions to prepare meat and fish dishes, as well as a Portuguese dessert that you’ll enjoy at the end of the class. 

This class also includes: Local wines to pair with your meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pastel de Nata & More

➤ Those with a sweet tooth will particularly enjoy this Pastel de Nata Workshop, which takes place in an award-winning bakery specialized in this traditional pastry.

You’ll get to make your very own Pastel de Nata from scratch, and learn about this famous dessert. Your chef-instructor will be happy to answer your questions and tell you about life as a baker in Lisbon. 

This class also includes: Bottled water, coffee, and three Pastéis de Nata fresh from the oven. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Portuguese Pastry Workshop is another great Lisbon cooking class to learn the secrets behind Portugal’s most delicious desserts. The chef will offer you the recipes for two traditional pastries, such as Pastel de Nata, Almond Cake, or Ovos Moles de Aveiro, and will guide you through every step as you make them. 

As you can expect, the sweetest part of the lesson is when you get to enjoy your freshly made desserts. 

This class also includes: Coffee and tea, and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes

➤ Looking for private cooking classes? Lisbon is also the place for it. This Private Portuguese Cooking Lesson offers you the chance to learn traditional Portuguese recipes with your friends or family, taking advantage of the undivided attention of your chef.  

You’ll enjoy welcome drinks and appetizers, and immerse yourselves in a hands-on class to prepare a multi-course lunch or dinner, that you’ll then get to indulge in together. 

 This class also includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Lisbon, Portugal, takes place in a local’s home after you explore a food market in search of fresh ingredients with your host, Paula. 

During the lesson, you’ll not only learn traditional dishes but also Goan recipes influenced by Portuguese flavors, as you delve into the history and traditions of both cuisines and discover how they got to blend.

This class also includes: Bottled water, coffee and tea, the chance to choose your own menu, and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Petiscos Class in Lisbon: Learn How To Make Portuguese Tapas

The ‘Petiscos’ Cooking Class will teach you everything you need to know to make traditional tapas (that’s what “petiscos” are). These small plates are a staple in Portuguese gastronomy, and you’ll get to learn the recipes and prepare your own petiscos under the careful watch of a professional chef. 

You’ll then get to indulge in the five petiscos you created, and take the recipes home with you. 

This class also includes: Coffee and tea, alcoholic beverages, snacks, and a small-group experience. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Lisbon Cooking Classes FAQ

What are the best cooking classes in Lisbon?

According to us, these below are the best Lisbon cooking classes:
Portuguese Cooking Class
Market Tour with Cooking Class
Portuguese Pastry Workshop

Can I learn how to bake pastel de nata in Lisbon? 

Yes, you can! I recommend joining this fantastic Pastel de Nata Workshop where you can learn how to make them from expert bakers. 

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.