Your Local Culinary Travel Experts in Spain
A Taste of Spain was established in 1999 as the local boutique travel agency specialized in organizing private culinary tours and activities across Spain for foodie travelers and food professionals looking for a genuine culinary travel experience in Spain.
Founded by a team of professionals with extensive background in the Spanish fine food sector, A Taste of Spain was the first culinary travel agency of its type in Spain.
As native Spaniards sharing a passion for the culinary culture of our country, we are 100% specialized in Spain. A Taste of Spain does not operate in other countries.
Committed to provide unique culinary travel experiences
A “once in a life time” immersion in one of the world´s most fascinating culinary and cultural destination…
With that mission in mind, our culinary offer is carefully designed and directly organized by us, the four partners of A Taste of Spain. We do not resell other agency´s programs.
A Taste of Spain is “small enough” to provide our clients with a personalized and top quality service, at a reasonable price. Every detail is designed to meet the highest level of attention and professional service. We are not a big firm and neither do we wish to be.
We work on an upon request basis, always for private groups, starting from 2 people. This allows us to adapt to our client´s needs in terms of dates, length, content, etc. One of our major assets is our base of loyal clients, the true “A Taste of Spain ambassadors”.
A friend of a friend went on a tour with “A Taste of Spain” and they were so pleased with the experience they connected me with them…The tour was wonderful and their care in putting it together was impressive. I highly recommend them.
We truly enjoyed the tour. It was an amazing experience and it was more than we even expected. We never do tours, if all tours were like this we would do many more.
Delightful view of authentic Spanish life in Andalusia… we did not want the typical “tourist” vacation and had a very lovely time thanks to A Taste of Spain from beginning to end.
This met and exceded my expectations. As a culinary professional I feel like this really added to my knowledge and helped with the research I’m doing for the cookbook. I’ll spread the good word.
Your memorable tours for us are one of the big reasons why we keep coming back to Spain.
It was so kind of you and Jaume to meet us at the market for a tour. We did so enjoy it! And it made us feel very welcome in Barcelona.
The trip that you organized for us was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! we hope to come back to Spain soon…
Thanks for putting together such a great tour. Loved the farm visit and the many villages, the restaurants were exceptional, and everyone was so helpful. I look forward to visiting Spain again in the not too distant future.
Tour Ibérico matanza. Best trip I have ever done! The program was a genuine experience into the Iberico ham production, it was also extremely well organized. The on farm stay and family slaughter was fantastic, very personal and genuine!
Thank you for all of your work on this tour. It was diverse and full of wonderful activities, food and wine. Things could not have gone more smoothly or been more enjoyable. We will return to Spain!
Discover with us the genuine cuisine and culture of Spain
A Taste of Spain provides culinary adventures coupled with cultural visits, blending food, cooking, culture and fun in a personalized and professional manner.
We design and organize any kind of culinary experience, from hands-on cooking classes, food market visits, food and wine tastings, tapas tours…to any type of gastronomic tour or event, covering all topics and regions. Our nation-wide net of contacts allows us to offer the widest range of food and wine programs in Spain.
For inspiration, our website contains a selection of our most popular culinary tours and activities, designed to discover some of Spain´s main culinary destinations – Catalonia, Basque Country-La Rioja, Andalusia, Madrid-La Mancha, Galicia, Valencia – and food specialties such as Ibérico ham, Olive Oil, Wine…
Additionally, for solo travelers or clients who like travelling with others, twice a year we program our Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain, a small group culinary tour through Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque Country and Catalonia.
All our tours can be privately organized year round, combined, adapted and complemented with additional content or destinations. Contact us to design your customized dream culinary trip to Spain!
Catering to foodie travelers and food professionals
Beyond the wide range of culinary experiences listed in our website, we organize custom-designed culinary trips to meet with the special requests from the more curious or professional traveler.
Whether on business or vacation, thinking on expanding your knowledge of Spain´s exceptional gastronomic offer, or just having a group of people interested in a tour to the culinary treasures of Spain, we put at your disposal our network of contacts and know-how.
Our main expertise is the design and organization of customized programs across Spain, covering all topics and regions, with content ranging from culinary tours to seminars, tastings or any other gastronomic event or service.
We collaborate frequently with food & travel journalists, chefs, specialty food professionals and culinary organizations. Some of our past clients include the Culinary Institute of America, Slow Food headquarters in Italy, Foods from Spain USA, the Restaurant Association of Singapore…Read more at our professionals section.
Contact us, let us know your interests and we will put together some ideas for you.
Meet the team
One of the three founding members, began her professional voyage more than 25 years ago, working in international food trade. From there she moved on to an important position in the international promotion of Spanish gastronomy and gourmet products at ICEX, the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade. After extensive experience designing and implementing export strategies for food companies and producers, in 2000 Marta cofounded the groundbreaking project, A Taste of Spain. She currently combines this activity with specialized consulting for the Spanish Food Sector through the sister company Food Consulting, http://www.foodconsultingspain.com/.
Anne Marie Aznarez
Another founding member, started working in the Spanish food sector in 1976. For almost fifteen years, she was responsible for International Relations at Alimentaria, one of the world’s most important food shows. Later she headed the Export Department of a major Spanish food federation, developing promotional activities and organizing pavilions for international shows around the world. Since 2000, she is fully dedicated to A Taste of Spain, and especially involved in projects related with Catalonia.
The third founding member, started her international career in Sydney and New York, where she graduated in Marketing and worked in market research and trade marketing. Back in Spain, Fátima worked for twelve years in the international promotion of Spanish food products and the organization of public relations campaigns and culinary events for the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade. Since 2006, she combines her dedication to A Taste of Spain with food consulting projects of various kinds.
The latest member to join our team. He is a Food Marketing specialist and a reference in the world of Ibérico Ham. As General Manager of the Real Ibérico Consortium for seven years, he was responsible for positioning Ibérico Ham in the international gourmet arena, in close contact with the leading producers, as well as specialized media and distribution. Born in Bilbao, Miguel has lived in Australia and the US, and in the 90’s he occupied prominent positions in the Marketing Departments of multinational companies such as Mars and Kellogg’s.