5 star rating: Highly Recommended 111 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Calling all Italian food lovers! If you’re a gourmand, cooking aficionado or a fan of homemade cuisine, this intimate, full-day cooking tour from Rome is for you! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 people on this small-group Italian cooking class, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable food expert. You will travel to a small village in the Roman countryside, where you’ll learn to cook a traditional Italian meal.

Highlights

  • Small-group Italian cooking class in the Roman countryside
  • Purchase cooking ingredients and experience local life in the market
  • Prepare and enjoy a 4-course Italian meal
  • Learn how to match each dish to local wines
  • Maximum of 12 participants ensures a highly personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

Small Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

Where better than the Roman countryside to take an Italian cooking class? You will spend the day with a skilled chef who will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing a traditional Italian meal, from appetizer to dessert. The small number of participants in this class ensures you will have personalized attention from your expert chef and a highly memorable Italian culinary experience.

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Rome. Your guide will take you off the beaten path to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where you’ll visit the local market to acquire all the necessary ingredients for your class. Your guide will give you tips for selecting the best and freshest vegetables, eggs, spices and meat. Then it’s time to start cooking!

Your cooking lesson takes place in a fully equipped, typical Roman kitchen. Under the guidance of your chef, you will learn how to prepare a four-course Italian meal, including three different types of homemade pasta. You will also learn how to match each dish with suitable wines, selected from the best local varieties. Of course, no Italian cooking experience would be complete without sampling your creations – when you have finished in the kitchen, you’ll gather round the table with your fellow aspiring chefs, sip some wine and taste the delicious Italian meal you have prepared.

On the way back to your hotel in Rome, you’ll be taken to the nearby village of Calcata, a thriving old town known for its restaurants, galleries, cafés and shops. Calcata makes a perfect end to a truly unique Roman vacation experience. Please note, the visit to Calcata is only included when traveling between November 2014 - March, 2015.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

this was a remarkable tour. It was certainly a highlight. Vitoria was a great chef and host. Very enjoyable day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved the experience! We were with Chef Leo who was fantastic with interesting stories and great cooking tips. Delicious food and a lot of it - we ended up 6 or 7 courses! The little town is very quaint and lovely. I'd highly recommended it, it is so worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a fabulous day! My daughter and I were in Rome for her birthday and spent a day with the team in Mazzano Romano. The instructions and ingredients were both amazing. We managed to cook some amazing food and spent the day cooking, laughing and drinking wine. The chef was both casual and focused and kept us focused so that we got the most of the experience. From shopping for ingredients, the amazing medieval town and eating the simple feast we made it was a great experience...one for the books!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved, loved, loved this cooking lesson. Monica was awesome and so were her helpers. Had a blast. Now I want to take a one week cooking class in Italy!! The food was out of this world and she made it seem effortless. Making pasta is the first thing I'm going to do when I get home. We were three couples and one lovely lady from Tasmania. This was by far the highlight of our trip!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A fantastic day, I was picked up from my hotel and driven to the meeting point to meet Monica , who drove us to the old roman town of Mazzano. It was charming. We purchased our food and then went into an original home and cooked up a storm. In the end we cooked an amazing array of roman dishes. It was a well run course and Monica and her helpers ensured we all had a great day of traditional cooking. We were driven back to Rome and then taken back to our hotels in taxis. A great service to finish a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely the best day out. We weren't sure exactly what we had signed up for but it looked like fun. We had no idea how much fun we would have learning, and cooking, and eating, and laughing - all in a fantastic setting. Not just a highly recommended, this one is a must do excursion for experienced and amateur cooks alike.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really great tour. The food was terrific and it was so much fun sharing this experience with people from other countries. A nice size for individual attention.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was the BEST part of our trip to Italy - it really deserves 10 stars! Monica picked our group of 6 up in town and we headed off on a beautiful drive through the countryside and into the tiny village of Mazzano Romano. We shopped for our cooking ingredients at the local shop - with some of the vegetables coming straight from the field to our basket. Each of us was able to participate in the preparation of a delicious meal, learning techniques and recipes. Monica's instruction was easy-going and the group quite fun to work with. To be out of the busy-ness of the city, in a 17th century home in a forest, with a lovely meal was outstanding!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a fabulous experience!! Monica was absolutely the best!! And her assistant was great too! We had a wonderful group and Monica made it a point to offer recipes to please everyone. Not only did we learn how to cook a most amazing Italian meal, we learned about the village of Mazzano Romano.

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