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Get a real flavour for Stratford with our Culinary Adventures

Are you serious about food? Because in Stratford, “serious” doesn’t begin to describe it. For us, food is completely infused with pleasure, pride, joy, and heritage. So when you want a real culinary adventure, Stratford is the first place you should think of—especially if you want to do even more than savour.

We offer exclusive programmes that provide insight into such delicious things as working with chocolate, blending and tasting teas or foraging wild edibles. Come and take part in professional guided workshops in a personalized atmosphere that will allow you a rare opportunity to interact with our culinary experts. It’s the perfect way to get a real taste of our town.


 
 

Herbal Infusions for your Health

Share the time-honoured tradition of infusing healing herbs. Experience the ancient rituals and learn the current studies on the health benefits. Taste local flavours of herbal teas that will calm, build immunity, detox and heal - guide to blending selected herbs as you create your own signature blend to home brew.

  • Cost: $75 per person (+ HST)
  • Location: Stratford Tea Leaves, 433 Erie Street, Stratford, ON
  • Website: stratfordtealeaves.com
 
 

Candy Making at Chocolate Barr's Candies

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make candy with one of Stratford's best. Explore the techniques of hand-crafting a favourite candy in an custom-designed workshop. No licking the spoon! After learning the candymaker's secrets, indulge yourself in a take away selection of favourite candies and chocolate treats.

  • Cost: $75 per person (HST)
  • Location: Chocolate Barr's Candies, 136 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
  • Website: chocolatebarrs.com
  • Phone: (519) 272-2828
  • Contact: Derek Barr
    Craft Candymaker
 
 

Tea and Chocolate In Stratford

Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate with an exclusive hands-on experience and guided tour. Then discover the art of pairing tea with chocolate. 

 
 

Foraging for Wild Edibles

Join seasoned forager Peter Blush as he searches for wild edible plants and mushrooms along southwestern Ontario's Avon and Thames River Trails.

Learn how to identify, harvest and, most of all, cook and taste these delicious wild delicacies on Puck's Plenty's Foraging Tours, rated as one of the top foraging food spots in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

  • Cost: $35 per person
  • Location: Meeting points
  • Website: pucksplenty.com 
  • Phone: (519) 271-3726 
  • Contact: Peter Blush
    Professional Forager
 
 

Rheo Thompson's Authentic Truffle Making Workshop

Stratford's original candy store invites you behind the scenes for a hands-on truffle-making workshop. Alongside the candy maker, garner time-honoured techniques, infuse rich flavours and create authentic truffles. Take away your freshly made bonbons, tips and recipes to create a new tradition with friends.

  • Cost: $60 per person (+HST)
  • Location: Rheo Thompson Candies, 55 Albert Street, Stratford, ON
  • Website: rheothompson.com
 
 

The Art of Pairing Tea & Honey

The Art of Tea, rich and varied, comes to life. Experience tea tasting techniques as you are guided through an exotic formal tasting of teas designed by Canada's tea sommelier and paired with several types of local Perth County honey. Learn to recognize and compare different flavours, textures and sensations.

  • Cost: $35 per person (+HST)
  • Location: Stratford Tea Leaves, 433 Erie Street, Stratford, ON
  • Website: stratfordtealeaves.com
  • Phone: 1-800-733-0376
  • Contact: Karen Hartwick
    Canada's Tea Sommelier
 
 

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

- Amy Alipio, Associate Editor, National Geographic Traveler

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