La Cucina at Gelso Bianco offeres a variety of gastronomic programs for every kind of food and wine lover. From week long residental courses to half day excursions you will have a truly authentic experience and be up close with the finest local producers in Puglia.

Cooking School



Located in a renovated farmhouse in the countryside surrounded by olive trees our courses offer hands on experiences, visits to artisanal producers and always the freshest ingredients.

During the day our team of local guides will take you around to meet the region's highest quality bread makers, cheese producers, farmers, wine makers and more. We work directly with many of Puglia's Slow Food presidi and always find time to stop for coffee and gelato. Back in the kitchen (la cucina) we use the ingredients found along the course of the day and whatever is ready in our garden to create our dishes together. Our guests return home with a true sense of the food and culture of Puglia.

Wine School

On our wine programs you will learn why Puglia is a region that is making its mark on the international wine map. You will tour picturesque vineyards, indulge in private wine maker dinners and gain an intimate knowledge of local varieties and producers. Aglianico, Nero di Troia, Negroamaro, Primitivo, Verdeca--we will cover it all.


We have long standing relationships with many of the region's finest winemakers and are excited to introduce you to the world of Pugliese wine in remarkable settings. Above all, We are locals and we will take you directly to the doorstep of the hidden treasures of our region.