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Francesinha Cooking Class

A francesinha cooking class that will teach you to cook the iconic
Porto sandwich like a pro! A professional chef will teach you how
to make it, plus the perfect appetizer and dessert to go with it.


4 hours

3 courses

Professional chef

Wine or beer

Enjoy your meal


It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's a francesinha. If you're in Porto, you'll certainly feel the gravitational pull of this delicious sandwich, that's been recognized by some as one of the world's best sandwiches. This colossal sandwich is an irresistible snack that populates the restaurant scene of Porto. Why not make it yourself instead, in a private francesinha cooking class?

Making it requires attention to detail. It’s in the recipe, but also in the ingredients. With this francesinha cooking class, an experienced chef will teach you how to create the complex spicy sauce from scratch, as well as grilling the various meats to perfection, and learn to assemble this mouth-watering dish. Moreover, the chef will also teach you to make a typical Portuguese appetizer and dessert, to round things off. In the end, savor your tasty creations with some refreshing wine or beer.

" Taking this food tour in Porto was like hanging out with two old friends that happen to know a bottomless amount of information about the local food culture and history. Maria and Bruno chatted with us easily as we walked from place to place pointing out different items of interest as well as culinary masterpieces. The depth of knowledge they have about the local history of Porto and of Portugal as a whole, brought a whole new depth to the tour that, I felt, was unique to this experience. The food and drink pairings were fabulous and brought an enlightened mindset to the ways cultures develop traditions that I had never experienced. If I ever return to Porto I would, without hesitation, go on a tour with them again. "

Katelyn Rich, USA


With this francesinha cooking class, you will...

– Get a hands-on approach to Porto's most famous sandwich.
– Learn from the expert hands of a professional chef.
– Master the behemoth francesinha, and make your friends envious.
– Also, learn how to cook a typical appetizer and dessert.
– Discover how traditional Portuguese flavors are developed.
– Enjoy learning about food in an easy-going environment.
– Savor a 3-course meal with local beer or wine.

" What a unique experience spending time with Bruno and Maria. They shared the best Porto can offer for food lovers. Their in-depth knowledge of history and its relationship to food is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. "

Samantha Xu, USA



Monday through Saturday, from 4 pm


4 hours


Minimum: 2 pax* | Maximum: 12 pax*

* For solo travelers or bigger groups, please ask us for a quote


Learn to create a Portuguese 3 course meal: appetizer, a francesinha, and a dessert.


✔ Private chef
✔ Delicious food
✔ Local beer or wine (or another beverage)
✔ Awesome fun while learning


✘ Transportation
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Gratuities
✘ Boredom


Should I book the cooking class in advance?

Yes. In order to guarantee the chef’s availability, we ask you to book the cooking class with a minimum of 3 days in advance. If you book in shorter notice than 3 days, we may not be able to accommodate your request, however, do not refrain from contacting us.

What is the price of a Portuguese cooking class?

Please ask us for a quote. Prices may vary according to customizations and the number of guests.

Are the cooking classes private?

Yes. Our cooking classes are private and only include you and your guests.

What language is the cooking class given in?

The cooking classes are provided in English or Portuguese.

How is the Portuguese cooking class given?

This Portuguese cooking class will be undertaken inside a small restaurant. The experienced chef and owner will teach you how to make a 3-course Portuguese meal, which includes an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. At the end of the class, you will enjoy your meal, sided by wine, beer, or another beverage of your choosing. Upon request, the chef may be available to accompany you to Bolhão market before the cooking class, to purchase the ingredients.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please indicate all dietary restrictions in the form, including allergies.
Our Portuguese cooking classes are not suited for vegans. Vegetarian options may be accommodated into the cooking class. Dairy-free options may be provided upon request; we cannot assure a gluten-free experience due to the possibility of cross-contamination in the kitchen.

Can I postpone my cooking class?

A cooking class may be postponed only once, with a minimum notice of 2 days. The possibility of postponing is dependent on availability.

Are bathrooms available during the cooking class?


May I ask for a refund?

We do not refund cooking class reservations. The cooking class may be rescheduled to another date, whenever possible, or we may emit a voucher you may redeem during the following year.

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All prices are exclusive of VAT (when applicable).


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Don’t forget to check out our food tours and other cooking classes!