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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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


  • We were a three-generational family taking part in the tour/class, and Marco and Umberto did a fabulous job engaging all of us - from toddlers to grandparents. The tour of the farm was fun for the little ones; Marco was very knowledgeable and did a great job translating; Umberto was a skilled cheese maker and teacher; and the wine, cheese and meat tasting made for a perfect ending. We highly recommend this experience.

    thumb Patty Black
    July 26, 2022

    Bellissima esperienza, personale gentilissimo!

    thumb michela Cantoro
    March 29, 2022

    We hosted three different private chefs at our villa during our Puglia stay and Terra Che Vive (represented by Chef Mattia) was absolutely the best. We particularly loved his focaccia, layered mushroom lasagna with stracciatella and apulian cheesecake. Mattia was also incredibly professional and attentive, ensuring we had the right wines and our glasses were full. Highly recommend!

    thumb Jenna Zarum
    July 5, 2022

  • 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

    Great host. Very patient and the tour was nice for us to start our holiday in Puglia. We understood a little more about the region and its historic context. The pasta making and cheese making chefs were very polite and good. The only drawback was that as we were non meat and alcohol drinkers. The substitute items were perhaps not as good. We could've done with some good veggie options at the end to sample.

    thumb syed hussain
    July 25, 2022

    Nice tour, very friendlty staff! would have been nice if the mozarella maker would let us try to make some.

    thumb Francois Guerin
    July 5, 2022
  • We had an incredible time with Marco and Umberto. Our daughter (3.5) talks about it constantly. They were both so wonderful with her, and she (and we!) learned so much. Highly recommend this experience.

    thumb Rebecca VanZandt
    July 25, 2022

    Abbiamo partecipato alla visita masseria Madonna dell'Arco ed è stato bellissimo! Visita al caseificio e corso di cucina siamo stati seguiti da Marco che è stato preciso ed esaustivo nelle sue spiegazioni e disponibilissimo! esperienza molto consigliata

    thumb Diana Jemma
    March 5, 2022

    Siamo assolutamente contente di aver scelto Terra che Vive per l’addio al nubilato della nostra amica.
    Siamo state accolte in un ambiente familiare, caloroso e molto pulito da due signore fantastiche.
    L’esperienza è stata divertentissima ed il cibo ottimo!!! Assolutamente da consigliare e soprattutto da rifare.

    April 4, 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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