Culinary & Wine Immersion Week in Northern Portugal

June 2nd – 8th or June 10th – 16th 2019

with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris & Valerie Maher

We welcome our students, friends and guests to join us for a week-long (7 days / 6 nights) food and cultural immersion near Caminha, Portugal in a stunning, private historic villa for the week of your choice. Our location is in a small, scenic village very close to the seaside town of Caminha, 75 minutes north of the amazing city of Porto.

We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people for each week, which will include multiple days of cooking (with what is available locally and seasonally, including fresh fish) and several group outings, culinary Porto for a day trip, with spare time for relaxing, enjoying the beautiful coastal town and exploring the area on your own if you wish. 

Our last evening together, we will enjoy discussing what we have learned, fallen in love with and what we will take home from our experiences. Let’s enjoy our last taste of Portugal together with new friends and recipes!


  • Seven Days, Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner on arrival day
  • All Meals During Your week, including a lunch at a local restaurant, planned in advance
  • Guided Culinary and Site Tour in Porto
  • Visits to local producers in the area
  • Hands-on traditional Portuguese and a day of Spanish Cooking Classes with James Beard recognized Chef, Chris Maher
  • Local Fish and Farmers’ Markets Tour

About Caminha and Northern Portugal
This area is situated on the Atlantic coastline and is very close to the border with Spain. The culinary experience here is all about the fresh, local seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables, so tasty from the sun, you will be amazed. Walking around you will experience fig, olive and fruit trees on our property and all around the area. Port and local wines will also be tasted throughout the week, followed by a dip in the villa’s pool for those interested. 

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Getting into Portugal / arrival to our location – closest and easiest is to fly into Porto.   You should definitely plan to visit other areas of Portugal (or Spain or France, etc.) before or after your week with us while you are there.  More information and assistance will be provided to guests confirmed for the program.             

For more information, contact Valerie:  cookingstudiotaos@hotmail.comtelephone 505-613-3321                         


Cost per person for this culinary week in Caminha, Portugal:

$3,995 per person, all-inclusive – based on double occupancy.

To ensure your spot:

$1,000 due upon acceptance of contract (non-refundable), balance due minimum 30 days in advance of event (by May 1st,  2019).  Payable to: Cooking Studio Taos  PO Box 750  Arroyo Seco, NM  87514.  Credit cards incur an additional 3.5% transaction fee.

  • June 2nd – 8th 2019

  • June 10th – 16th 2019


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Cooking Studio Taos

P.O. Box 750

Arroyo Seco, New Mexico 87514

575-776-2665 or 575-613-3321 Valerie cell/Text