These small farms and B&Bs offer cooking classes and other culinary experiences, from making cinnamon buns in Stockholm to veggie feasts in Ireland
A quintessential red-roofed, white-walled Andalucían farmhouse run by a Welsh/Japanese couple, Finca Las Encinas is popular with hikers exploring Spain’s Sierras Subbéticas natural park as well as with foodies. The latter group book in for wine- or olive oil-tasting classes or small-group cookery courses (three or six nights). Co-owner Clive teaches guests to make local dishes such as Córdoban almond gazpacho, quails with pomegranate sauce or poached pears in lavender syrup and honey. Ingredients are either from the grounds or bought from local farmers, and meat and seafood all comes from sustainable sources. A typical main course might be clams and sweet shrimps cooked in fino and topped with kombu seaweed.
• Doubles from €60 B&B, dinner from €22 for two courses, cooking courses from €380pp for three nights with two cooking courses, finca-las-encinas.com