Quinoa Cooking Tour

We’ve joined forces with a professional chef and her incredible kitchen to design a Quinoa Cooking Tour for those looking to find out more about this fabulous superfood. If you’re a foodie traveling through or living in Cuenca, this tour is ideal for you!


This cooking tour and course is designed around quinoa, the so-called superfood due to it being rich in nutrients. An ideal substitute for white rice, quinoa has a rich history in the Andes. You’ll start the tour with a visit to a local market in the historic center of Cuenca learning about this traditional ingredient and other Andean products, before moving on to a professional kitchen to learn to cook a variety of dishes that use quinoa. After the class you can sit back and enjoy the food you’ve prepared. The tour lasts about 5 hours in total. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please let us know when booking to tour.

This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· Market tour
· Cooking class with professional chef
· All ingredients
· Recipes

This tour does not include

· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein

Set Menus

Please select one dish for each course*:
· Avocado stuffed with Quinoa
· Peppers stuffed with Quinoa
· Sopa de quinua (Quinoa soup)
· Tamal de quinua (Potato and quinoa dough filled with vegetables and steamed in a leaf wrap)
· Croquetas de quinua y quesillo (Quinoa and cheese croquetes)
Main Courses
· Meloso de Quinua (Quinoa and vegetable risotto)
· Milanesa de pollo envuelta en quinua con verduras andinas (thin cut of chicken fried in Quinoa served with a cooked Andean salad)
· Ensalada de Quinua (a type of Quinoa tartar salad)
· Pastel de Quinua con ensalada fresca (Quinoa quiche with fresh salad)
· Tortillas de Quinua (Quinoa cakes)
· Dulce de Quinua (a kind of rice pudding make with quinoa)
· Pastel de Quinua y Cacao (Quinoa and cocoa cake)
· Galletas de Quinua (Quinoa cookies)

* First person to book will choose the menu.


# passengers Price (per person)
2 $79
3 $69
4-5 $67
6-7 $55
8-9 $53
10-15 $52