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 $45/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

Wednesday, December 7th (FULL)

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.

Olive Tapenade and Red Bean-Chorizo Soup


This is a great class getting ready for a cool winter and all the parties you will be throwing. Olive Tapenade should instantly bring a few thoughts to mind … tasty, crowd pleaser, super fast. This will be a recipe that you go back to for years and it can continue to impress. Red Bean-Chorizo Soup has been on our menu for over 17 years. Everyone has their family’s twist … in this class you will learn ours.

Wine & Pintxos $60/Person


Get ready for the holidays! Learn some easy Basque Pinxos using our imported meats, cheeses, and conservas and how to pair them with amazing Basque wines. This does not have to be solely for parties, but also that late Wednesday when a glass and a snack are needed. Heck … you will even learn a little that will help with non-Basque wines.