If you’re vacationing in or around the city of Oaxaca, why not sample a bit of authentic Mexican life by taking a cooking class with us. The day starts off with everyone meeting at La Casa de Mis Recuerdos B&B just before 10 am. After introductions and a brief overview of the day ahead, you will be transported to the local market by either taxi or van where you will learn about the ingredients that will used in the dishes to be made that day. You will also be given time to purchase items for yourself to bring home if you want to reproduce the menu. A short walk from the market will bring you to Alma de mi Tierra, where you will start your hands-on cooking class. The class lasts approximately 4-5 hours and usually includes several menu items that explore the complex flavors of Oaxacan cuisine.


You will also snack on botanas (appetizers) as you sample a local mezcal. Classes end with participants enjoying the dishes they have made in a multi-course meal served by Nora and her assistant Rufina.

Each class will focus on authentic cuisine typical of Oaxaca and feature recipes for a selection of regional tamales, moles, soups, appetizers and salsas.


Our classes are designed to teach authentic recipes of Oaxaca and Mexico using traditional ingredients. Please contact us if you have at least four in your group who would like a private vegetarian class. We have altered many of our recipes to accommodate vegetarians, and we would be pleased to share them with you. Due to the modifications needed, the price for a vegetarian class is 80 USD per person. We offer either normal or vegetarian classes as well as classes taught in English or in Spanish, but not both at the same time.



75 USD

Per person for classes of
4-9 students

95 USD

For a class of 3 students the price is
per person.

25 USD

For those spouses or other
family members who wish to
just partake of the meal only

Young adults who would desire to take part as an active participant in the class that are 15 years or over are welcome. The class will then be a private class with close family members only. This will be a regular adult cooking class at $75 USD per person. Minimum for a closed family class is 5 person at 85 USD per person. For a smaller family cooking class please contact us

Alma de mi Tierra