Cooking has always formed an integral part of our family daily routine. Being born and bred in a family of farmers, with nostalgia we remember ourselves growing up watching our mum and nan cooking authentic Maltese dishes. Our nan’s old and half torn recipe book formed the roots of these secret recipes and for this reason my grandmother always held it closely to her chest.
All the recipes had a story behind them, but the basis of traditional rural cooking coupled by genuine produce from my father’s farm, always made the end result a memorable one. The taste, aroma and experience were always to die for!
For this reason, I decided to keep my nan’s memory alive and thus have now myself started organizing hands on cooking classes for anyone interested to learn more about traditional Maltese dishes
Would you like to replicate some of the dishes we enjoyed as kids?
Then come to our farmhouse kitchen in our rustic village in Dingli and discover the secrets of our peasant country cooking.
Learn more about our simple yet yummy recipes made from our own home grown produce and enjoy hearing the story behind each traditional dish
Cooking classes are convened at Diar Il-Bniet farm house kitchen studio located in Dingli, a truly rustic village on the island
Should you need transport, do let us know so that we organize it for you at an extra charge.
If you would like to make this a day to remember and share the experience with family and friends back home, we can also organize a photographer for you. Quotes can be sent to you on request.
Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are always available on request.
Choose this experience for a three-hour hands-on cooking class. You will have the opportunity to cook a full blown menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Whilst every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn the tricks of my grandmother’s traditional cooking. You will discover the secrets of the local peasant country cooking. Read More
Farm to Table
In the early morning we will visit our 600 acres of farmland situated 100m away from our kitchen. We will choose and harvest the freshest seasonal ingredients. We will learn how to choose and use the best seasonal products and we will cook a wholesome meal. The farm visit will be followed by a three-hour hands-on cooking class to create a whole menu, from appetizer to dessert. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options are always available on request Read More
At Diar il-Bniet, we grow our own fruits, tenderly nurtured 365 days of the year, so we may harvest the best at the right time. We have created a workshop where you will take on a hands-on approach in fruit for jam making or bottling in our converted wine cellar.
There is nothing more sensational than the smell of baking bread wafting in the air permeating every corner of the room. That’s the experience you will go through in our bread baking session. Immerse yourself in flour and yeast, kneading and plying the dough before putting your hard work into a hot wood baking oven and wait for the results.