Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco

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Peruvian Cooking Class and Local Market in Cusco
from £59.90
This exclusive tour will take you to a local market in Cusco, then teach you about Peruvian cuisine during a hands-on cooking class in a modern cooking studio, located in downtown Cusco. At the market, you will get an introduction to the local variety of products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. You will learn about Andean kitchens and about the variety of local products and the diversity of ingredients used in the local cuisine. A professional Peruvian chef will show you how to prepare the most popular and tasty dishes of Peru. Come, take part in this “must do” activity during your stay in Cusco.
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In Brief

Cusco, Peru
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
4 Course Andean Tasting Menu steps. A summary of your experience in Cusco Culinary
• Visit To San Pedro Market

This market, the biggest and most famous of the city of Cusco, affords a very colorful and unique experience. Here, you will be introduced to some of the local products Peru has to offer.
• Pisco Sour Making

As an introduction to our cooking class, you will learn to make the Peruvian national drink, Pisco Sour.
• First Course

Three-way tiradito, an evolution of ceviche (our national dish) served three different ways: classic, tumbo and asian style.
• Second Course

As a second course you'll learn to prepare a delicious dish using highly nutritious products harvested in local communities. Lunch: Mashua purée with chinese-peruvian style sauté mushrooms. / Dinner: Potatoes and moraya baked cake in tarwi and yellow chili sauce.
• Third Course

Will show you a different way of preparing the very trendy Quinoa. Lunch: Quinoa Tamales. / Dinner: Mushroom Quinotto
• Fourth Course: Fruit tasting dessert

To put the cherry on top of the cake, we’ll round everything up tasting our most important local fruits in creative desserts.
• What is Included

Visit to our Local Market, Andean Kitchen and Chichería - Fruit Tasting - A Professional Peruvian Chef - Cusco Culinary cooking class - All ingredients - Pisco Sour - Appetizer - Main Course - Dessert - Chicha Morada - Bottled Water - Recipes - All local taxesCooking Class MenuTwo types of classes, one delicious experience

• Three ways trout tiradito.

Sashimi cut trout served 3 ways: Nikkei Sauce (Japanese-Peruvian style) Classic with lime Mochica (the ancestral way in tumbo juice)
• Mashua purée with chinese-peruvian style sauté mushrooms.

Mashua a tuber originated in the central Andes of Peru and Bolivia, with a mild sweet taste and tender texture, served with sauté mushrooms (Lomo Saltado style)
• Quinoa tamales.

Tamales made out of a mixture of 3 local types of quinoa and Peruvian yellow and panka chili paste. Steamed in corn leaves.
• Local fruits tasting desserts.

Little desserts in which we can taste some of the most representative local fruitsDinner
• Three ways Tiradito.

Sashimi cut trout served 3 ways: Nikkei Sauce (Japanese-Peruvian style) Classic with lime Mochica (the ancestral way in tumbo juice)
• Potatoes and moraya baked cake in tarwi and yellow chili sauce.

A baked cake made out of morayas (dehydrated potatoes) and native potatoes, served along with and chili sauce.
• Mushroom quinnotto

A quinoa version of a traditional risotto, flavored with Peruvian yellow and panka chili.
• Local fruits tasting desserts

Little desserts in which we can taste some of the most representative local fruits 


  • Visit to local market
  • Cooking class
  • Fruit tasting
  • Professional Peruvian chef (English/Spanish-speaking)
  • All ingredients
  • All meals (Appetizer, main course, dessert)
  • Pisco Sour and Chicha Morada
  • Bottled water
  • All local taxes


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

San Pedro Market, Cusco 08002, Peru

Returns To

Cusco Culinary, San Andres 477, Cusco 08000, Peru

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Average groups are of 4 and the maximum is 12 people
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.91 out of 5 based on the last 22 recent reviews

Jesus was an awesome host and instructor, From shopping in the market, the walk back to his studio, everything was amazing! I recommend the class to everyone that wants to experience a little bit of Cusco cuisine!
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
Loved this cooking class with Jesus! We were lucky enough to have a private class at 9am. Jesus was a great guide through the local market (which would have been overwhelming and confusing without him) and he gave great cooking tips and tricks while teaching us how to cook traditional Peruvian dishes. He also gave great information about Cusco, Peru, and had entertaining stories. Would do it again in a minute!
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
The cooking class was exceptional!! It was easy to meet our instructor in a busy market!! Getting a tour of the market was fantastic. Making and drinking Pisco sours was a highlight. The food was exceptional. There was a perfect blend of cooking and preparing and prepared food. I learned that I love ceviche!! I would highly recommend this cooking class!!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
We really enjoyed the food, and chef Jesus is great! If you come to Cuzco, you must have this class in your itinerary...
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Jesus. He took us to San Pedro Market and showed us around the market while he bought food for our cooking class. Then we walked back to his cooking studio and we made Pisco Sours, three kinds of ceviche, quinoa tamales with cheese, potatoes and vegetables and this amazing dessert with lucama and cherimoya. It was my daughter's favorite part of all of Peru!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2018
This was fun, but the description doesn't encompass everything.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2018
Incredible! Great tour of the market with samples of local eats. The food recipes were easy to follow and delicious! I look forward to recreating they at home for friends and family. Coveted everything from a classic take on a Pisco cocktail to local fruit dessert. The best class I’ve taken abroad.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Chef Christian was by far one of the coolest people I met in this trip. Our first stop was el Mercado San Pedro, Cuscos main market. A must visit if you are curious how locals get their groceries and other goods! Then we prepared multiple Peruvian dishes with the ingredients we got at el Mercado San Pedro. Such as, Ceviches, tiraditos etc.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2018
Easily one of my favorite things I did in Cusco!!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Had a wonderful time!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Great experience. Tour and chef itself was great. Only negative side was from Viator, since online it says that Lomo Saltado would be main dish for dinner and cerviche for lunch. I booked dinner and we prepared cerviche instead of Lomo Saltado. It tasted great and was fun including chatting with the other couple in our class, but mildly annoyed regarding Viator's false advertising.
• Submitted 30 May 2017
This was an excellent experience. All of the dishes we prepared were recognizable on menus the rest of our stay in Peru. Highly recommended way to start your stay in Cusco after long travels.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2017
I loved the cooking class it was a lot of fun and the market tour was amazing. The chef was great and I enjoyed hanging out with him! I happened to be the only one in the class that day which was fine with me!
• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
Awesome experience in Cusco. Started the tour at the San Pedro market with the chef and then off to the cullinary kitchen for a great meal. Just the two of us with the chef, wenhad an awesome time making ceviche, aji gallina, pisco sour, etc. Great experience and would recommend it to everyone if you have half a day available. Lots of food so don't eat anytime before the class!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
A wonderful experience starting in the San Pedro Market and finishing with our meal. Chef Ingrid was terrific and was able to accomodate the vegetarians in our group. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
Everything about this class was amazing!!! The food, the teacher, the pisco! I would take this class again because it was so much fun.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
We had an amazing time walking with Chef Ingrid through the San Pedro Market while she guided us on a delightful culinary tour of Peru. We learned about the different foods local to Peru as well as sampled some of their exotic fruits, which were all delicious! We also did an infused Pisco tasting. Watch out if you pick picante! : You will be amazed and possibly also surprised if you cook like me at how easy and fun it is to prepare local Peruvian dishes not to mention make the classic Pisco Sour! We had so much fun and Ingrid was a fabulous teacher. A Must-Do in Cusco!
• Submitted 31 May 2016
Outstanding! Ingrid was an excellent host and a great teacher. The culinary facility was state of the art and perfection. We highly recommend this activity to everyone.
• Submitted 27 May 2016
This is definitely worth doing while in Cusco. Our chef Ingrid was very helpful and professional. We had a great experience!
• Submitted 29 Apr 2016
We wanted to say THANK YOU to Ingrid for an amazing experience and fun time learning about Cusco, the markets and the cooking adventure. We loved the personalized attention and the cooking facility was great. All the meals prepared were so good and it felt so personal.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2016
The chef was great and very likeable and the time in the market was fun. Unfortunately I found this tour to be too long. From start to finish, it was about 5 hours and most of the time was spent making a pisco sour and ceviche. The ceviche was frozen. I did not feel like we learned any real cooking techniques that we could take back home. The chef seemed to do the majority of the techniques while we we just stirrers and slicers. By the time it was over, we were soooo ready to bounce. The picture in the ad for this was nothing like what we made. We also don't know what happened to all the extra food.
• Submitted 12 May 2017
Muy recomendable, divertida, interesante, exquisita. Cristian un buen maestro chef.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016