Empanada Class

 empanadas cooking class

Teresita’s empanada class is all about experiencing a new culture by tasting the local cuisine.


Available daily upon request. Starts at 11:00 am until 2:30 pm. USD 55 per person includes all fresh and finest local ingredients. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, eat what you just created accompanied by a selection of wines.

A Casual hands on experience


Combine the art of home style cooking & travel into a savory experience. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn how life feels at an Argentinean’s home while learning how to prepare mouth-watering empanadas.

In a very informal atmosphere at Teresita’s rustic kitchen overlooking a lush tropical garden, discover the secrets of a recipe that has been passed down through the generations. At her class you will learn how to prepare crisp and juicy beef picadillo and corn humita empanadas while learning about south American indigenous food preparation techniques and how they relate to contemporary Argentine cuisine. Exceptional wines will also be served.

Teresita will show you how to prepare two types of Empanadas: beef picadillo and humita

Traditional beef hash (picadillo de carne) preparation

Humita (corn) empanada filling preparation

Explore the different spices: aji molido, locoto (a hot aji), comino

What to look for when selecting the right beef

Empanada dough, what flour to use, filling, folding

How to handle dough to keep from cracking

Different stuffing techniques

Baked and fried methods covered

Mastering the right ingredients amount

Learn the secret of a flaky and crispy crust

Pairing Wine

A Malbec wine from Mendoza with taste of cherries, plums, blackberries,  raspberries, and marked by a peppery spice, licorice and ample tannins. They have bright acidity, ideal to cut through the richness of red meat. Argentine Malbecs are rarely super-alcoholic, thus enhancing their food-friendly character.