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The New Forest Lodge Country Cooking School

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A Highlight of Our Time in the Algarve!

Three of us spent a day at Fran's farm learning to cook Portuguese specialties on a wood-fired... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Absolutely fabulous food and wonderful people!

I hugely recommend this wonderful cooking school. Not only for the fantastic and tasty food, but... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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The New Forest Lodge Country Cooking School is principally about having fun. We eat local food grown on our own farm. Using traditional recipes, with wild herbs, fungi and the harvests from our organic Moorish kitchen gardens. We offer an insight...more
Corte Pero Jacques, Aljezur 8670-120, Portugal
+351 914 264 949
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Three of us spent a day at Fran's farm learning to cook Portuguese specialties on a wood-fired stove and wood-fired grill. Somehow we managed a trip to the market and still found time to prepare bread sticks, a dip, bread, shrimp, fish, and dessert, all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kathleenxxx
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I hugely recommend this wonderful cooking school. Not only for the fantastic and tasty food, but also for the nicest friendliest people in Algarve. Thank you Frances and Ozzy xx

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cstewartbrown
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Normally I do not write reviews, but for this particular unique Portugal experience I'll gladly make an exception. Thanks to the inspiring guidance of Frances we were introduced to Portuguese cuisine. In a full day cooking class we created several dishes step by step and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank CarliBri
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We spent a lovely day learning about the gardens and cooking yummy Portuguese style food. There were only 3 of us so we had plenty of room and time to ask questions. A booklet was put together for us with the recipes from the day....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank hannah l
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A great day was spent with Frances and Milton. It started with coffee and cake, then a visit to the local markets followed by the hard work of cooking. Frances controls all aspects of her kitchen and the timing to ensure you get some sustenance...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PrincessaWombi
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a great day we had learning new cooking skills with Frances and Milton. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Janette M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Myself and my husband had such a great day cooking at this beautiful country farm with Frances. We learnt loads, got a tour of the lovely farm and ate all the lovely food at the end of the day. Would highly recommend. Many thanks for...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jennyhughes84
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great views from any window or garden. Loved taking photos! Great fun learning to make home made breads & typical Portuguese dishes. Very hands on. Enjoyed escaping the busy Algarve coast for the mountains. Hosts were very easy to talk to and very informative about...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Shandv
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I met up in Portugal / Spain for three weeks and I wanted to do something special with her. We arrived mid afternoon and started off our stay with a 1 hour horse ride around the country side. (More of that in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Pippa B
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I've just spend a day joining Frances for her cooking class at her farm near Aljezur. Coming to this beautiful piece of land you'll be impressed by the lovely gardens for all kind of vegetables and herbs. Goats, chicken and pigs are here to have...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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11 January 2018|
Response from Helen F |
Hi, please send us an email or use our contact-us form on the website. We have a maximum of 4 participants in the kitchen but for larger groups we can often organize a combination of cooking and carriage driving. Best... More