Walkerswood Caribbean Foods, a Jamaican
culinary company famous for its jerk seasoning, has entered the
epicurean tour market with a product called Walkerswood Jerk
Country Tour, described as a fun journey into Jamaica's food
heritage, "which takes the visitor from the field to the table".
tour is offered daily between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Walkerswood's
headquarters in the village of Walker's Wood, a few miles from Ocho
Rios on Jamaica's north coast. According to the company, in
addition to the tour, cooking classes are soon to
For the new tour,
guests gather at the Walkerswood's Pimento Porch Clubhouse and head
off to the Jerk Pit for a lesson in cooking jerk-style food,
followed by samples.
Next is Mother
Thyme's Spice Garden to meet Mother Thyme herself at her
18th-century "wattle and daub" hut, surrounded by herbs and spices
used to prepare Caribbean favorites.
Then, it's on to
the Walkerswood factory for a first-hand view from the mezzanine
level of the production and bottling of some of Walkerswood 21
handed out at the Tasting Shack and can be purchased at the Visitor
Centre. In addition, One One Coco is a kitchen craft shop, and the
Nyam and Scram Cafe serves tropical drinks and Jamaican
The tour is
priced at $15 for adults; children up to 12 are half price. Lunch
tours are offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a Jamaican
buffet lunch for an additional charge of $12 to $20.
The tour can be
booked through hotel tour desks and several cruise lines, including
Royal Caribbean, Princess and Carnival.
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