Food Safari to Andalucía by air: 4 days, 3 nights

Food Safari to Andalucía by air: 4 days, 3 nights

Andalucía is synonymous with the Mediterranean diet, an internationally recognised healthy lifestyle based on fresh produce and a reduced level of processed foods. Costa Tropical, thanks to a benign microclimate, is perfect for growing a wide number of crops and is an ideal location to experience the complete process of growing, harvesting, packaging, shipping and the end use of natural food items.

Suggested itinerary

  • Day one
  • Depart from School for Airport
  • Check in to accommodation
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Day two
  • Village of Casabermeja - famous for dairy production from the only native Andalusian goat breed
  • Factory visit and cheese making workshop
  • Show cooking demonstration
  • Visit a vineyard and wine cellar
  • Day three
  • Short drive to Trops
  • Fruit or vegetable field visit
  • Factory visit, to see the packaging and processing of fruit or vegetables harvested
  • Cookery workshop at a catering college
  • Dinner at the catering college
  • Day four
  • Free time until departure by coach to Malaga airport.
  • Optional stop-over (depending upon flight departure) at Malaga’s main fresh produce market
  • Return flight to UK

Excursion locator map

Food Safari to Andalucía by air: 4 days, 3 nights

  • Casabermeja - factory visit and cheese making workshop

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    Casabermeja is a picturesque village to the north of the city of Malaga. This is an opportunity for students to have a first-hand experience of its star product - a highly-prized cheese produced by a native breed of goat.

    Select says:

    The factory visit would be followed by a cheese-making session, in addition to tasting other local products such as Colmenar honey.

  • Vélez Málaga/Torre del Mar cooking demonstration

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    Students will see a cooking demonstration of 2-3 local recipes using local produce. This is also an interactive experience as volunteers will be asked to help in the making of the recipes.

    Select says:

    The complete dishes will then be tasted by all the participants.

  • Vineyard in Moclinejo

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    Malaga is well known for its wine, in particular Malaga sweet wine. Students will visit a vineyard in Moclinejo and see not only the vines but also the cellar (bodega).

    Select says:

    This is a fascinating opportunity to understand how grapes are put out on south facing slopes in summer to reduce the water content and thus produce a wine with high sugar content.

  • Trops - tropical fruit factory and farm visit

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    A visit to one of the most important companies in the Axarquía and one of the most important in Europe in terms of sales of tropical fruit. Trops is a cooperative that works for its members that has moved to state of the art facilities just outside Vélez Málaga. Students will visit one of its member’s farms, in addition to the factory functions where they will see the packaging and processing of the particular types of fruit or vegetables being harvested or imported.

    Select says:

    It offers a business model based on social benefits for its members such as a crèche, a shop where its own produce is sold at discounted prices, and even a petrol station that was opened in May 2015.

  • Marqués del Castillo catering college

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    An exciting opportunity for students to participate in a cookery workshop at the beautiful Marqués del Castillo catering college (15 minutes from Torre del Mar) where Head Chef Antonio will prepare local dishes in a very much hands-on atmosphere. Students will also have a session of show cooking from another local professional chef, Roberto, with the participation of some of the students.

    Select says:

    Dinner will be taken at the catering college with all food prepared in the workshop served to students and staff.

  • Málaga Fresh Food Market

    Subject range: Food Technology

    What you’ll experience:

    An opportunity for students to experience all the products they have seen at either the manufacturing stage or even the growing stage on sale at Malaga city fresh food market.

    Select says:

    Excursion is dependent on the time of your return flight to the UK.

Food Safari to Andalucía by air: 4 days, 3 nights

Learning areas:

KS3
Aims: understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook
Subject content: Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of domestic and local contexts [for example, the home, health, leisure and culture] and industrial contexts [for example, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food, energy, agriculture.
Design: use research and exploration, such as the study of different cultures, to identify and understand user needs.
Make: select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients, taking into account their properties.
Evaluate: analyse the work of past and present professionals and others to develop and broaden their understanding.

Select Extras:

Some resources that you may find useful:

Spanish Food World - Blog and Spanish food magazine

KS3 There are some fantastic language related video clips available here including situations such as buying food at the market:

BBC Bitesize KS3 Spanish

 

Food Safari to Andalucía by air: 4 days, 3 nights

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