It is hard to say how many types of pierogi there are. Apart from the most popular ones, like pierogi Russian style (with potatoes and farmer’s or cottage cheese and onions), pierogi stuffed with sauerkraut and mushrooms or pierogi stuffed with meat, you can find pierogi with spinach or, in the summer season, pierogi with a fresh fruit filling such as stawberries or apples. In addition, there are many local fillings or even fillings linked to the culinary tradition of certain families.
Such a large variety of PIEROGI results from the simplicity of the dish. It’s base is always the pierogi dough, and its distinguishing feature is the filling and here the only limitation is your imagination! Pierogi are simply ideal for culinary experiments!
Some pierogi are served with pork crackling, others with sour cream and sugar. There are different sauces and gravies for pierogi, so it’s worth knowing what to choose!
We will tell you all about this during our workshops as you will be guided by experienced chefs from Krakow’s renowned restaurant Tradycyja. You will get to roll out the dough, shape and stuff your pierogies, then give them a bath in boiling hot water, finished by a memorable feast on your own self-made and home-made traditional Polish dumplings!
Theoretical introduction, how pierogi came to Poland
Making, kneading and shaping dough
Making filling in four basic versions – Russian style pierogi, pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms, pierogi with meat and pierogi with seasonal fruit.
Techniques for sealing the edges of the dough
Selecting and making a gravy for basic versions of pierogi
Principles of cooking pierogi so that they do not fall apart!
And finally… your favorite part! PIEROGI tasting!!!
How to make dumplings on your own in your own kitchen
How to make PIEROGI dough
How to seal the edges together (“lepić) as we say in Poland) of the pierogi
How to make the most popular filling for pierogi
How to make different types of toppings and how to match them to the pierogi fillings
You will hear many anecdotes and stories, including why Russian style pierogi have nothing to do with Russia! We will also reveal little secrets, such as what pizza and pierogi have in common…
● Small groups (maximum 8 people)
● Engaged instructors - chefs with years of experience in pierogi making!
● Beautiful and unique historical venue - in the very heart of old Krakow, by the Main Market Square
● Care and assistance of a local instructor - an experienced master chef (who speaks English)
● All the necessary ingredients needed to make 12 dumplings by hand, 3 of each of the 4 types, per participant.
● Access to the tools and infrastructure needed to make the pierogi.
● An information booklet with all the recipes used during the workshop
● All fees and taxes
● Workshops take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12:30 pm at Restaurant Tradycyja, Krakow
● Market Square 15 - Gathering of participants at 12:20
● Duration: 4h
● Confirmation will be taken at the time of booking
● Children must be accompanied by an adult
● Not wheelchair accessible
The minimum age for participants is 13 years
●This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
● This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers