The Basque Market offers a variety of cooking classes with wine tastings each month. We can also customize a private class for you and your friends or colleagues! We taste a wonderful lineup of wines from the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll not only learn some great recipes, but also a fair amount about the wines of this region.

Classes are pre-paid and non-refundable. Please give us a call at 208-433-1208 or stop into the market to register and pay.

The evening begins at 5:30 pm for a tasting of carefully selected wines. Cooking instructions will begin at about 6:00 pm and typically run 1-2 hours. Light tapas are also provided at the beginning of class.

Classes start at $50/person, paid in advance and are non-refundable. If for some reason you can’t make it, feel free to send a friend in your place.

Paella Cooking Class

Tuesday, April 11th (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, April 12th

Thursday, April 20th (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, April 25th (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, May 2nd (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, May 10th

Wednesday, May 17th (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, May 23rd

Join us and learn how to make the national dish of Spain! We will teach you the traditional techniques for making delicious chicken, chorizo, and seafood paella. Be sure to arrive to class a half hour early (5:30 pm) to enjoy a glass of wine, settle in, and be ready to cook at 6 pm! Classes include pintxos and a wine tasting to enjoy while we cook.

Green Olive Tapenade and Jamon Serrano Croquetas

Thursday, May 11th

Our Green Olive Tapenade Spread is a hit at any party! This olive based spready is so easy to prepare and everyone will love it! Make it interesting by using Anchovy stuffed olives! We also will learn how to make the most delicious tapa, Jamon Serrano Croquetas! These creamy bechamel bites are the hit of any party. If you have never had a croqueta, stop in and give them a try before this class.

Guindilla Pepper Braised Lamb and Manchego Mashed Potatoes


Tender Braised Lamb with a touch of spice pairs so well with creamy buttery Manchego Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Soup and Stuffed Mushrooms


Judiones de la Granja (Giant White Bean Soup) This traditional soup full of Giant, creamy beans and Spanish meats. Is robust and filling.  Perfect for those cold winter nights.


Mushrooms stuffed with a creamy mixture of cheese, jamon serrano and a touch of bleu cheese baked until golden.  These bites are sure to delight