Cooking class in Istria: Čripnja/peka preparation class

by EatIstria
Private classes only
Full day class
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Guided cooking class

About the experience

We meet at the Pula city center, and we source the best pieces of fish and meat Pula’s food market can offer. Then we head for our family farm – Scuola (15 minutes from Pula by car), where we are cooking meat or seafood under čripnja (peka), traditional Istrian (Dalmatian) baking method. Čripnja/peka is a baking bell used for cooking over an open fire that dates to ancient times. Čripnja/peka is often made with veal, lamb, or octopus, and are generally served with potatoes and vegetables to suck up the juices. Food prepared like this is neither cooked nor baked, but mixture of both - crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. While we wait for peka to be ready we will prepare an additional dish, usually pasta. It can be something else based on your wishes. This class is 6 hours long.

What exactly is included

  • guidance and cooking with a household cook
  • tour of Pula's fish and green market, where we source all ingredients
  • welcome drink
  • brunch before we start the class
  • three-course meal (starter, main, dessert)
  • one bottle (0.75 L) of quality Istrian wine
  • all ingredients and materials
  • coffee and/or digestif (rakija, herb infused liquors...)
  • guided tasting of premium Istrian wines (optional)
  • transfer from Pula to Scuola and back

Offer and prices

Location or meeting point

If you think you might have trouble finding the exact location, do not worry. Upon booking confirmation we will deliver exact coordinates to your email address. In your voucher you will receive instructions on how to reach the location correctly, as well (if provided by the host). Some agencies will let you pick among several pick-up locations or pick you at the specific location of your own choice (e.g. your apartment). This is why they have your phone number and you have theirs - so you can easily arrange this over the phone.


To book a transfer to the location, contact us at  +385 91 373 9030 , at the email address   or through the Custom tours, activities or transportation   section. Additionally, after booking a service in Zadar area, we will send you an automated email with our transfer partner's contact.

Why this local experience is authentic

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The scent of sea, of wild fennel, of dry stone walls baked under midday August sun, of heated olive oil on which my grandmother Ana fried eggs, her fragrant and potent sheep cheese, her Istrian pršut and sausages, tomatoes and watermelons, al dente gnocchi with rooster žgvacet or even her homemade wine. This is the inspiration for EatIstria.

Minimum number of people

price per Person 2

Maximum number of people

price per Group 15

Money refund in case you cancel after the booking

Payment icon Full amount up to 48h before the service starts;
no refunds afterwards.

Has to be booked in advance (minimally)

In advance reservation icon 48 h

Surrounding area

  • Rijeka 110km
  • Medulin 11km
  • Rovinj 37km
  • Poreč 55km
  • Pazin 55km
  • Umag 87km

Additional features

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Characteristics / Languages


  • Free transfer
  • Suitable for children
  • Local products available for purchase
  • Pets allowed
  • Kosher food
  • Halal food
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Free parking


  • Croatian
  • English
  • Spanish
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On Sundays we charge 25% extra. All our programs are free of charge for children 0-6 years. In case of bad weather preventing us setting open fire, we prepare this dish in oven.

How to book this experience

  1. Click on the booking button
  2. Select the date, time and preferred offer
  3. Send a booking request
  4. You will receive a voucher, an invoice and all the important information by email when your host confirms the booking
  5. Enjoy your perfect experience!
Cooking class in Istria: Čripnja/peka preparation class

Cooking class in Istria: Čripnja/peka preparation class

by EatIstria
From €45.00 (per person)