Authentic Food & Wine Tours, Cooking Classes in Puglia with locals

Authentic Food & Wine Tours, Cooking Classes in Puglia with locals

Are you planning to visit Puglia? will show you how to spend your time enjoying the best food and wine tours, cooking classes of Apulian recipes. Experience Apulia in the most authentic way with locals.
We’ll show you the most tasty side of our region, bringing you to the places where typical products are made.
Choosing our cooking classes, you will cook with your hands and learn processes and secrets of many traditional recipes. With the help of experienced cooks, in suggestive and characteristic locations, you will taste local dishes as soon as they are made.
Come here and enjoy Apulia in the most authentic way with us. Nature, culture and excellent food are waiting for you!

We are from Puglia

We live our territory daily, so we know it very well, in all its most authentic side, and all we want is to share it with you.

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We selected for you the best experiences to taste the superb cuisine of Puglia and discover the authentic food and wine culture of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.

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Food & wine tours, cooking classes in Puglia: authentic experiences with locals

Puglia offers a huge selection of food and wine experiences to be lived in Salento, Valle d’Itria and Gargano areas. A large territory with many typical and high quality culinary specialties.
Choose the food and wine experience that best reflects your tastes or ask for advice on which could best suit your needs.
As people born and raised in Puglia, we will give you the proper information. Choose what you’d like to do, we’ll take care of the rest!


Cheese factories

Olive oil mills


Cooking classes

Homemade pasta

Italian pizza

Mozzarella & burrata


  • 5 star review  
    Io e la mia compagna abbiamo deciso di trascorrere una mattina in masseria, provando l’esperienza da casaro presso una masseria a Martina Franca.

    L’esperienza è stata meravigliosa, sia il casaro che il referente di Terra Che Vive ci hanno accompagnato col sorriso in ogni momento, dalla visita della masseria alla lavorazione delle mozzarelle.

    Complimenti davvero, consigliatissimo!

    thumb Mattia Mellone
    March 29, 2022

    5 star review  Un addio al nubilato da ricordare con gli aneddoti di Nonna Checchina.
    Ambiente accogliente, immerso nella natura e nei trulli.
    Organizzazione impeccabile.
    Consiglio vivamente per chi ha voglia di conoscere le tradizioni culinarie del nostro territorio e vuol trascorrere una giornata in natura.
    Garzie Marco, grazie Terra che Vive!

    thumb Giusy Marzulli
    April 28, 2022

    5 star review  we had an amazing experience in our tour with Marco! He is very knowledgeable and we spend the morning seeing how to make cheese, pasta making class and visiting the farm - plus some delicious italian delicacies at the end! Marco was really patient and flexible and our two year old twins loved it as well. Furthermore, the staff at masseria dell'arco were also great. Would certainly recommend, and a very good price for value.

    thumb Ana Luísa Neves
    April 1, 2022
  • 5 star review  
    Bellissima esperienza, personale gentilissimo!

    thumb michela Cantoro
    March 29, 2022

    5 star review  Very nice tour about the history of olive oil. Our guide was enthousiastic and kind and answered all (many!) of our questions. The tasting was good and we even got a small gift after!

    thumb Hanneke Vingerling
    May 12, 2022

    5 star review  
    Esperienza unica! Abbiamo fatto il tour caseario presso l'antica masseria Madonna dell'Arco. Marco è stato un'ottima guida, cortese e preparato, qualità rare ai giorni nostri. Eccellente anche la degustazione dei prodotti tipici sui quali ovviamente non avevo dubbi. Sicuramente mi rivolgerò a loro per altri tour Esperienza che vivamente consiglio di fare.

    thumb francesco mancino
    March 29, 2022
  • 5 star review  
    Passeggiata di due ore su cavallo. A partire dalla prenotazione fino alla fine dell'esperienza abbiamo ricevuto un servizio eccellente, comunicazione ed elasticità nel fornire l'esperienza di livello altissimo. La professionalità, la velocità e la gentilezza di Marco hanno reso l'organizzazione dell'esperienza assolutamente immediata. Arrivati al maneggio il titolare ci ha spiegato perfettamente cosa avremmo fatto. Segue una passeggiata bellissima in uliveti, campagna e in riva al mare. Ti insegnano le basi per portare il cavallo e fare in modo che tu ti senta in sintonia con lui. I cavalli sono dolcissimi, super puliti e regalano un'esperienza assolutamente piacevole. Lo consiglio a tutti e consiglio anche di affidarsi totalmente a "Terra Che Vive" per avere un servizio impeccabile.

    thumb Francesco Latorre
    June 8, 2022

    5 star review  Our family of three had an AMAZING experience learning to make pasta at Terra Che Vive! They were very welcoming, and we shared some laughs at our pasta mistakes and celebrated the moment each of us figured out how to make each type. The host spoke very good English and we only had to pull out Google Translate a couple times. Then the meals we ate after making the fresh pasta were out-of-this-world delicious. Ate al fresco with a glass of wine for Mom and Dad and a Fanta for our daughter. We had to rush through the meal, unfortunately (which was due to our poor planning, not theirs), because we wanted to eat each and every bite! Thank you to everyone for a great experience!

    thumb Nicole Greczyn
    June 14, 2022

    5 star review  A great experience to learn about life in Masaria Marco is an excellent and very interesting guide. Thank you

    thumb eyal elhanati
    June 1, 2022

Our guest's words

  • A wonderful morning at the farm, enjoyed seeing the animals, the cheese making, and the tasting session – no need for lunch that day ! Marco was a great guide, very informative, will recommend our family to return.

    Steven H.
  • It was a great way to understand how wine is made and to taste it! Marco was even fluent in German!
    Many thanks for the great experience!

    Laura A.
  • A spectacular morning in Puglia! Making cheese in the dairy, preparing pasta and bread with Grandma in the kitchen, touring the farm, and then a veritable feast for lunch. A must do experience!

    Laura and Rory
  • Best thing I have ever done on vacation! Interesting, educational, exciting, fun! And so good tasting…You were all so friendly and welcoming.

  • Everything was wonderful from the moment I contacted Marco until we left the shop. This was a fantastic experience and great beginning to our trip!

    Christina C.
  • An amazing experience on a great location. The host was superb, the visit interesting and cool and the tasting…out of this world! Great way to spend some hours in our Puglia vacation.

    Valeer V.
  • We loved every minute of this experience. Tour was very interesting, even kids enjoyed it. Food was super abundant, fresh and tasteful. Highly recommend.

    Annice M.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The guide was excellent ! We were surprised and appreciative of the olive oil samples we received. This experience was the highlight of our day!

    Diane H.
  • The tour was very infomative and Rosaria and her husband were great hosts. We could tell how passionate both are about the masseria and the production of their olive oil. I would definitely recommed the tour. It was a very lovely experience.

    Sabine T.
  • We had the most amazing day. Everyone who we met was incredibly nice and welcoming. They gave us a really great tour of the farm and not only that but the mozzarella is delicious! Would highly recommend and thank you so much!

    Olivia S.
    New Zeland
  • Marco and his team were fantastic, my family is friends switzerland and australia and the Italian pasta making experience was wonderful. Nonna was amazing and the food was delicious. Highly recommend if you want an authentic experience.



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