You like food. Yeah, we all like food. But are you a foodie? Do you travel with your tastebuds?
If your best food tasting is testing McDonalds in a different country then stop reading now. These 21 experiences are for true foodies.
1. Cooking with a Michelin-Starred Chef in Sicily
Don’t learn from anyone. In Taormina you can wander market stalls, roll up your sleeves, and create Sicilian cuisine with a Michelin-starred chef.
2. Dine in an Iceland Ice Cave
A private outdoor dinner table, in an Icelandic ice cave. Champagne flows, private chefs design your menu, and you’re dining in something that won’t exist when the ice melts a month later.
3. Drink Champagne in Champagne
The only place to truly understand Champagne is Champagne. First drink a glass in Rimes. Next visit a world-famous producer, then explore those lesser known, where winemakers guide you through this world of bubbles.
4. Pintxo Tour in San Sebastian, Basque
Pintxos are the best finger food you will ever eat, local food in Europe’s most culinary region. Walk to five pintxo bars, drink wine and wonder how so much flavour can go into a single bite.
5. Lindt Workshop in Switzerland
Explore different cocoa flavours and stick your face under the chocolate fountain. You’ll be a maitre chocolatier for a day, creating champagne truffles and pralines at the Lindt workshop.
6. Mauritius Food Tour
Leave the beach and resort for a day because Mauritius has one of the world’s most colourful and interesting cuisines. Tropical, spicy, a little bit French and so unique.
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7. Corsica Vineyards Experience
Wander the gnarled vineyards of little-known grape varietals, tasting wine you simply won’t find outside Corsica. Nielluccio, Sciaccarellu, Vermentinu – learn the ancient winemaking processes and indulge.
8. Dine & Wine in a San Gimignano Tower, Tuscany
It’s not just what you eat and drink – and this is Tuscany so of course it’s exceptional – it’s where you do it. Like the terrace of a medieval tower in San Gimignano, completely private for you.
9. Truffle Hunting in Istria, Croatia
Explore wild Istria in the company of truffle hunters and trained dogs. Unearth treasures. Then eat them as part of your lunch. Truffle hunting in Provence is also good.
10. Meet the World’s First Ever Foodies in Greece
Messinia has 4500 years of history. It is ancient Greece. Olive oil, cheese, wine, colours, textures, scents. Messinians were the world’s first foodies and you can live a gourmet experience in a traditional village.
11. Mix Sturgeon Caviar & Bordeaux Wines
Meet a winemaker, taste your way through various Saint Emilion Grand Cru, then wade into the water and discover how aquitaine caviar is created. Then taste caviar and Bordeaux together.
12. Grape to Glass Sherry Tasting in Jerez, Spain
Jerez, or sherry as you may pronounce it, an old Andalusian town where you will taste vintages from cellar owners’ private collections.
13. Zanzibar Spice Tour
Cloves, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, cardamon. Smell and savour these spices from the bushes, on the original spice island of Zanzibar.
14. Tasting Traditional Venice
Roam the city of water and taste tradition in at least five rustic Bacaris, ancient taverns honouring the god of wine, Bacchus. It’s Venetian history, nowhere near the tourist crowds.
15. La Maison de Gruyere Factory Visit, Switzerland
Gruyere cheese. Sure you’ve tried it. In Switzerland you can explore its creation, from daity farm to maturation and cheese making secrets.
16. Wild Oyster Shucking in Portugal
Osyters are not a delicacy in a small Portuguese fishing village. They’re a way of life. So shuck them straight from the rocks.
17. Spirits and Food Tasting in Savulita, Mexico
Tequila, mezcal, raicillas. Learn the way of the agave and drink the best Mexican spirits. Accompanied by a gastronomic guide in Sayulita. You’ll get more than tipsy with this experience.
18. A Mykonos Seafood Picnic
The best Mykonos seafood comes straight from the fishermen, not in the restaurants, but delivered to a private beach where you eat a picnic. Oysters, clams and fried fish. And that’s just for starters.
19. Iberian Pig Farm & Jamon Tasting in Spain
The finest Iberian jamon, from a family-run Iberian farm, where the pigs roam woodland and dine on acorns. It doesn’t get more traditional than this.
20. Pasta & Pizza Making in Amalfi Coast
Prepare your own homemade pizza and pasta, with the experts, after a morning of limoncello and sorbet at a lemon farm.
21. Bordelais Cannele Cooking Class in Bordeaux
And finally, something for dessert. Here’s an intimate class learning an adored scalloped treat. A sweet caramel, custardy warm, tender textured pastry delight.
What’s Your Ultimate Foodie Experience?
Oh, you’re still reading. If you made it this far, what snacks did you consume to keep you going? Creating this list took us a long time, because we kept ordering snacks on Wolt.
What’s your ultimate foodie experience? What flavours most excite you? Whatever your taste buds, we’ll find a foodie experience to satisfy your search for discovery.