Traditional VCO Making Plus Cooking Class in Ubud
Master the ancient secrets of crafting exquisite coconut oil (VCO), steeped in the rich heritage of Bali.
Traditional VCO Making Plus Cooking Class
- Pick-up time: 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm
- Farm tours: 9:00 am, 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm
- VCO Making: 9:45 am, 2:15 pm, 5:45 pm
- Cooking Class time: 11:00 am, 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm
- Leaving the farm: 1:15 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm
Price: Rp 450.000
Ubud free shuttle
tailor to dietary needs
Class run in English
Learn to Make the Traditional VCO Making Plus Cooking Class at Taman Dukuh
Discover the time-honored tradition of making coconut oil in Ubud with a hands-on class that reveals the ancient techniques of this Balinese art.
Experience the warmth of local hospitality on an organic farm nestled in the serene Balinese landscape, where you’ll learn and practice alongside community members in a setting that’s as peaceful as it is picturesque.
Why choose the Traditional VCO Making Plus Cooking Class?
Authentic Experience: Real taste of Balinese life, teaching you about the traditions firsthand.
Hands-On Learning: You’ll learn how to make virgin coconut oil yourself.
Culinary Skills: Make Balinese food with fresh coconut oil and coconut milk.
Unique Souvenir: Take home your own virgin coconut oil as a special reminder of your experience in Bali.
Support Local Economy: You help the local economy and the community.
The coconut oil making workshop commences three times a day. All you have to do is ensure that you join us at the designated meeting spot. At the morning, afternoon or evening schedule, we will transfer you to our farm kitchen.
1. free shuttle is included from ubud designated meeting point
The day starts with our pick-up in Ubud meeting point at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, or 4:00 pm
(15 minutes) before 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm
Pura Dalem Puri Peliatan
F7R9+8P2, Jalan Sukma Kesuma Jalan Raya Ubud Tebesaya, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Location on map: ⇓
Or by own transportation / Don’t need pick-up:
If you have your own transportation, you can easily find your way to our farm.
(15 minutes) before 9:00 am, 1:15 pm, 5:00 pm
Taman Dukuh Bali Farm Cooking School
Jl. Raya Banjar Jati, Taro, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
Location on map: ⇓
Welcome to our Farm Kitchen
It’s time to farm tours, coconut oil making and cook!
2. The Organic Farm Tours
“The tour of the farm was informative, as the staff went in depth into the details about the organic farm. We were able to pick some of our own vegetables from the garden and learned about the various plants that they grow around the property.”
Cameron Keyser – Couples Cooking
Our farm tours offer a unique and educational experience for visitors.
Led by our knowledgeable staff, the tour takes you on a journey through our organic farm, where you will learn in-depth about our sustainable farming practices.
During the tour, you will have the opportunity to pick your own vegetables from our garden, giving you a hands-on experience of farm-to-table dining.
As you explore the property, you will also learn about the various plants that we grow, gaining a deeper understanding of the diverse ecosystem we have created.
3. The VCO Making
“In our three-hour class, we cover all things coconut. We learn how to tell if they’re fresh, the ways to use each part, how to open them, and make coconut milk and oil. We also discover how to use the extra for scrubbing.“
Deren – Couples Cooking
Before diving into oil-making, you’ll find out why coconuts mean so much here, from their economic value to their holy place in Bali’s religious practices.
You’ll also learn about the different kinds of local coconuts, each with unique flavors and traits.
In our hands-on class, you’ll explore various ways to make pure virgin coconut oil, including heating, fermenting, and spinning it in a centrifuge.
In this workshop, you’ll see the traditional steps of turning coconut into milk and then cooking it until it turns into clear coconut oil.
This isn’t just an oil-making lesson; it’s your connection to Bali’s past and its vibrant flavors today.
4. The cooking Experience
“It’s also a great experience to cook while surrounded by nature. The cooking instructor made the learning experience very light and fun, and made cooking Balinese food for the first time seem simple and easy. Overall it was a very educational experience to do in Bali.”
Deren – Couples Cooking
In this class, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into the flavors of Bali by cooking up a full meal.
Working together, everyone will get hands-on to whip up three Balinese recipes—a starter, a main course, and a dessert—using the fresh coconut you’ve prepared.
While the coconut oil simmers, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in preparing classic local cuisine, including satay lilit, fried rice, and fried banana.
The class is structured so that everyone can savor each dish at a leisurely pace, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience.
Best substitutes for food allergies to enjoy without any worries!
Let’s get cook!
In our cooking class, you have the chance to learn and create 3 different dishes. You will get to enjoy all the dishes that you have made yourself.
Start by an Appetizers
Our cooking will start by preparing the famous Balinese satay lilit, a classic skewer that’s wrapped and twisted on bamboo sticks or lemongrass before being grilled to a perfect golden brown.
Continue to cook the main Dish
The highlight of the class is preparing the well-known dish, nasi goreng. We’ll use vegetables picked from the farm and Bumbu Bali, a local spice mix, to give the fried rice an authentic Balinese flavor. Plus, it’s easy to make this fried rice vegan-friendly.
Final Treat “Dessert”
The final treat in the class is the Balinese take on Banana fritters, known as Pisang Goreng. These are slices of banana coated in flour and deep-fried to a crisp, golden-brown finish. They’re served with a topping of freshly grated coconut and drizzled with a sweet palm sugar syrup.
Eat and Enjoy your Dishes
It’s eating time!
We will be sitting and taking the breaks to eat all the deliciously prepared food along the way!
After the class, we will drop you off to Ubud.