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San Sebastián

Iberian Ham & Sherry Experience

From €75.00



5 different Sherry wines, expert carving demo and tasting of jamón ibérico, tasting notes, water, almonds.


12:30 - 14:00 (1.5 hours)

Meeting point

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School / Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004 (basement of the hotel Maria Cristina)

Group size

6 - 12 people


Iberian Ham & Sherry Experience

We unite two of Spain’s best kept secrets for an unforgettable experience, at the hand of Tito, our expert ham carver and sommelier. Sherry is a complex, ancient wine from the south of Spain, where it has been traditionally paired with Spain’s jamón ibérico for years. 

In this enlightening and fun tasting, you will be surprised to learn the depth of tradition and knowledge surrounding these two products. Under Tito’s supervision, you’ll learn how jamón ibérico is produced and how to properly cut from one of the treasured cured legs, which is delivered especially to us by one of Spain’s finest ham artisan, Cinco Jotas.

Tito will walk you through the different types of sherry, filling your glass with each one as he explains the lovely history and what makes sherry so distinct from other wines. This class is your chance to dive into the world-unto-its-own of Spanish ham and fall in love with Spain’s most underrated wine, sherry.

• Tastings of hand-carved jamón ibérico
• Expert demonstration
• Try five types of sherry
• Information pack



What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 6 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Are your experiences suitable for children?

In the Basque Country, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, as there are exceptions, you may want to contact our booking department to check the suitability for the chosen experience.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-12 years old - 20% discount


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