Yucatecan's flavorful cuisine is a worldly mix of cultural influences from the indigenous Mayans and Spanish colonizers to later Dutch and Lebanese migrants. With this exciting hands-on cooking class, you will learn to master some of this cuisine's most popular dishes.
Travel inland from the port in Progreso to Merida and discover the slow pace of a small community untouched by over commercialization. For a true and authentic taste of Mexico, step into the home of Sofia, a local with a passion for sharing her cooking, culture and traditions. There is no better way of learning and discovering than from a direct source, and when Sofia shares her love of what she does best you will remember this day forever.
You will work side by side with her in her own kitchen as she teaches you how to make traditional Yucatecan dishes such as sikil con tostadas (ground pumpkin seed dip with chips), sopa de lima (chicken soup with lime) and empanadas de chaya con queso de bola (pastries with chaya and Edam cheese) from scratch. She might even share how to make pollo o cochinita pibil, the Yucatan's most famous version of slow cooked chicken or pork. And of course, no lesson in Yucatecan cooking would not be complete without the famous fiery habanero salsa!
Once all the dishes are prepared you will sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labors, along with a delicious local beer. Dessert includes such local favorites as dulce de papaya con queso de bola (stewed papaya with Edam cheese).
This small, exclusive, 4.5-hour tour gives you the unparalleled opportunity to visit the home of a Merida local and learn the culture through native dishes. Sign up today for an experience unlike any other you will have while on your cruise and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Please Note: Your menu may vary based on the time of year and seasonal produce and ingredients available. There is a maximum capacity of 6 guests for this tour.