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Traditional and medieval cooking in Transylvania’s countryside

Created with Sketch. Tiocu de Jos, Romania
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English, Italiano, Română


Casa din Tioc is a small farm in the Transylvania countryside. I keen on traditional and medieval cooking, trying to bring back to life old culinary recipes (my friends call me The Meat-Man).
I have been cooking since I was little, learning from my parents as everybody cooks in our family and I formally studied gastronomy.

I want to present the old ways of preparing the pig products, especially sausages, which are loved by almost everyone. I also want to re-create the atmosphere in the old days when the family was gathering together for the event of cooking the pig, which was an event with the accent on the family reunion more than the meat and the products themselves.

We will also present the advantages of local food and slow cooking (which I am very keen on).

What we will do

I will be waiting for you around noon and after a traditional Transylvanian welcome we will have a tour of the farm where you can admire a small collection of old tools and antiquities.

We will spend a bit of time in the fresh countryside air, then in the kitchen, preparing some delicious sausages.

We will talk about local products, slow food, cooking history and Transylvanian gastronomy while preparing some delicious sausages, using only meat, spices and salt. Once finished, we will cook the sausages and taste them along with some local products, some of which you can buy before leaving.

We will provide the meat, casings, local spices and everything needed for preparing the sausages.

We can create other experiences. Don’t hesitate to contact me for additional info!


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  • Prices: 20 Eur/adult, 10 Eur/child (over 7 years old). If you want to book this experience, please let us know with more than 2 days before the experience day.


  • Reception with horinca (local brandy) and bread with lard and onion;
  • Farm tour and assistance/collaboration in sausage preparation;
  • Tasting of some specialties of sausages and dried raw meat;
  • Tasting of fried sausages with a balmoş or bulz (hot polenta with cheese);
  • Tasting of berries wine.
  • Other presented local products (you can buy them for an extra fee);
  • Saussages for home (you can buy them for an extra fee);
  • Overnight accommodation: discussed separately with the host;
  • Fishing in the orchard lake: discussed separately with the host.

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