Authentic Mole Cooking Class with Mexican Chef 

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In a nutshell

This fruity traditional Mexican sauce, Manchamanteles mole (pronounced mo-lay – nothing to do with furry underground creatures), originates in the states of Puebla and Oaxaca. Learn how to make it the authentic way, following hosts Jacinto and Eduardo as they demonstrate the steps from their kitchens. 

Over the course of the class, you’ll not only discover the origins of the dish, you'll learn plenty about Mexican culture and cuisine as well. As a vibrant concoction of fresh fruit, plum tomatoes and dried chilli peppers, Manchamanteles mole literally translates to 'tablecloth stainer’ – so be sure to wear your apron. When it comes to what to serve it with, choose between pork loin, chicken, enchiladas or another dish of your choice.


Why book?

  • Learn how to make a versatile sauce that can be used on many dishes
  • Discover the history of traditional Mexican cuisine
  • Experiment with your cooking and tailor this recipe  to your personal taste


About the host

Hosts Jacinto and Eduardo are both Mexican chefs who are passionate about the art of cooking – particularly family recipes perfected by their aunts, uncles and grandparents over the years. They also love adding their own unique spin on the recipes, playing around with new flavours and ingredients, or tailoring them to incorporate vegetarian options. Their classes are not just a cookery lesson, but an immersion into the world of Mexican cuisine.


Essential info 


  • 1 hour


  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be given the link to join prior to the class.


  • The class will be hosted in English.

Time zones

  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where EST is observed.


  • If you want to amend or cancel your booking please contact and provide your Culture Trip booking reference to enable our team to assist you as quickly as possible.


What you’ll need


  • 50-100g dried ancho chili peppers
  • 50-100g dried guajillo chili peppers
  • 5-6 Roma or plum tomatoes
  • ¼ white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 whole cloves (optional)
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 apples
  • ¼-½ pineapple
  • 2 other seasonal fruits, such as pear or peaches
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • 200g Oaxaca cheese (or manchego or Mexican blend cheese)


  • Blender
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Spatula
  • Frying pan (or skillet)
  • Large saucepan
  • Colander
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing spoon
  • Mixing bowl

This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and Urban Adventures Global Pty Ltd as per their terms.