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Gjirokaster: Traditional Albanian Cooking Class with Wine

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Learn the secrets of Albanian cuisine with this cooking class in Gjirokastër. Led by a local chef, step inside a traditional tavern and sip on a glass of raki or homemade wine as you prepare your meal.


  • Cooking class Gjirokaster
  • Learn to cook Furnace
  • Learn to cook Qifqi


Make your own way to Cerciz Topulli square, where you’ll join up with your host and walk over to restaurant Gjoca (the oldest chef in town). Meet your chef inside and begin the class with a glass of raki, wine or a cup of tea while chatting with your group mates. The food you are going to prepare is traditional of the city of Stone and the food is mainly based on vegetables and a little bit of meat. Prepare an authentic meal under the guidance of your instructor, where is included the furnace cheese (white cheese in oven) the unique Qifqi (Rice balls) found only in Gjirokastra, stuffed peppers with cottage cheese, traditional cheese pie and meatballs and in the end another characteristic dessert called Hasude. After all of your hard work, sit down with your group to savor each of your dishes. Pair your menu with a complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink and chat with your fellow chef while you eat. Your cooking class will conclude after the meal.


Guide Cooking traditional albanian dish Lunch


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