Bohicon (Zou) 08 hours 30 minutes OF EXPERIENCE

WAGASHI : Fulani Cheese Making Workshop

Discover the steps involved in making this local cheese, from milking the cows, to collecting the milk and the fermentation process. Spend a morning with Cadine and her family, who make a living from this activity...

08 hours 30 minutes
08:00 AM
Bohicon (Zou)
Experience led by Cadine

In Benin, the production of Fulani cheese, called "wagashi", holds an important place in the transformation of fresh milk. Wagashi is a cow's milk cheese, consumed in several West African countries. It is characterized by its mild flavor and red rind. Traditionally prepared by Fulani women, this cheese has unique properties: it does not melt easily, even at high temperatures. It can be eaten fried or cooked in sauce, but is rarely eaten fresh. Take part in a wagashi-making workshop with a craftswoman in Bohicon, using an ancestral preparation method. Discover the stages of production of this local cheese: from the milking of the cows, to the collection of the milk and the fermentation process. Spend a morning with Cadine, a passionate expert who trained directly with the Fulani women of Parakou. Cadine is an agricultural engineer by training. With her family, who live fully from her activity, she welcomes you to her home and will explain each step of production, in a healthy environment respecting hygiene standards. A memorable tasting awaits you at the end of the workshop! Support a Beninese agronomist entrepreneur in the development of her family business. Take the opportunity to meet Elie, her 5-year-old daughter, the official tester of her production!

  • Location: Bohicon
  • Duration: 8h30
  • Tour Type: Private, Small-Group Culinary Tour
  • Mode of transport: Air-conditioned minibus

Included :

  • Breakfast
  • Private guide
  • Cheese making class
  • Tasting

  • Starting time: 8h00
  • Meeting point: Maison Kooabo, in the Cocotiers district of Cotonou.

Our minibus takes you to Bohicon to spend a day making fulani cheese with a local!

  • Meeting at Maison Kooabô for a breakfast with local flavors (8h);
  • Departure from Cotonou to Bohicon (8h30);
  • Arrival at Bohicon at the local host’s house (10h);
  • Milking of cows (10h15 – 11h00);
  • Fulani cheese making workshop : explanation of steps, demo, preparation, tasting (11h15 - 12h45)
  • Traditional local lunch (13h - 15h)
  • Departure for Cotonou (15h)
  • Arrival in Cotonou (16h30)

  • Culinary workshop with a local host
  • Lunch based on local flavors from the city of Bohicon

  • Receive a refund for a cancellation made 7 days before the date of the experience.
  • Your experience can be canceled and refunded in full within 24 hours of purchase. .

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