Nord Salento Tour

The Orecchiette, che pasta!

One of the most important symbol of Puglia is a home-made Orecchiette, a pillar in our culinary tradition.

“Orecchietta” means little ear. Their particular concave shape remembers the cone of our Trulli and collects at the best the sauce made with fresh tomatoes, grown under the hot summer sun.

MASTERCLASS – Orecchiette, the Apulian pasta

We offer to learn how to do this home-made pasta in the charming atmosphere of the Trulli and the magic of the Mediterranean Musquee of Valle Itria (Itria Valley). From wise hands, you’ll learn to do this old piece of art, following the traditional receipe and simple instruments/ingredients: water, flour, a pastryboard and a knife.

All ancient secrets will be revealed to realize a perfect “Orecchietta”, with the unexpected ingredients of Love and Patience. The class is based on learning how to do this typical Puglia’s pasta with some variants too. We will cook the pasta and eat it during the included lunch/dinner (depending on the season and the sunset hour. Look at the calendar at the end of the page).

Finally to complete the experience, a lunch or dinner: you can taste this special pasta during a lunch/dinner composed by a typical appetizer, a first course based on the self-made orecchiette with meat sauce or vegetables

(depending on the season and on your preferences) or simple sauce with cacioricotta cheese, a second course, fruits, water and wine included (Negramaro, Salice Salentino o Primitivo wine, depending on availability).

Kid friendly. Infant and children till 3 yo are FREE.

It is possibile to prepare the Orecchiette with gluten free or wholemeal flour (on request).

Vegetarian and vegan ready!


From February to June and from September to October

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays morning beginning at 10.00.

June and July: Mondays and Saturdays afternoon with dinner, beginning at 18.00. Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning with lunch, beginning at 10.00 am.

Other Masterclasses

Travel Suggestions in the area

Any place, any town and even the landscape are remarkable and interesting. Here following just few indications about less turistic and less known destinations:

Ceglie Messapica; Grottaglie (one of the 2 Puglian cities of ceramics. The other one is in the South near Lecce, Cutrofiano); Oria with its castle, the districts and the cathedral and its embalmed monks; Manduria, the capital of Primitivo wine and Taranto, the ancient Magna Graecia capital.

Icecream – Orange Road Cafè, Ceglie Messapica (with fresh and seasonal fruits)

Olive Oil tour and tasting – Masseria Brancati, Ostuni

Wine tour and tasting – Masseria Torricella, Alberobello

Cheese Making, cacioricotta and visit to the farm and the animals – Masseria Correo, Carovigno

Cheese Making, mozzarella and stracciatella – Masseria Fragnite, Ceglie Messapica