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Learn to create classic dishes of the Lombardy region with a private cooking class in Lake Como. A member of the acclaimed Cesarine network of chefs will welcome you into their home for a lesson in Milanese-style cuisine as you help prepare a 3-course menu featuring northern Italian favorites like polenta, risotto, meatballs, osso bucco, and tiramisu. When the cooking’s done, sit down with your host to enjoy the homemade meal with wine pairings.
Indulge yourself in northern Italian deliciousness with this cooking class. Meet your professional chef in a charming, family-run restaurant near Varenna and learn how to make specialty dishes, sip wine, and then enjoy the tasty food you've just helped to prepare. All food and beverages are included.
Learn to prepare several classic Italian dishes at a private home in Ticino Natural Park, located 36 miles (60km) from central Milan. Help to make a 3-course lunch with menu options that are tailored to the tastes of the participants. Have lunch accompanied by wine, dining at a table in the forest (weather permitting), and look for local wildlife such as fox, hare, and bird life.
Italy’s most iconic dish by far is pasta, and with this hands-on cooking class, you can discover the secrets to turning out fresh pasta dishes like an authentic Italian “nonna” with a local chef. Learn how to prepare and roll out the “sfoglia”, or sheet of pasta, and then cut or shape it to suit your sauce. Once both pasta and sauce are ready, relax over lunch to enjoy what you’ve prepared.
Discover the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine with this home cooking experience. Visit a traditional villa on the banks of Lake Como; get hands-on as you cook up an array of appetizers, pastas, and meat dishes; then tuck into your delicious homemade creations, accompanied local wine and dessert.
Engage your senses and discover one of Italy's most sought-after specialty products on a private truffle hunt in Bellagio. Hike through family land on the Lake Como shores with local chef Luigi Gandola and his trained truffle-sniffing dog on a search for the rare, fragrant tubers and wild mushrooms. Take the harvest back to a Bellagio restaurant, where the chef will whip up a gourmet meal featuring truffle and mushroom dishes with wine, prepared just for your party.
You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two!Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu.Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. • Learn to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand• Learn to make 2 iconic pasta types• Learn to make the iconic tiramisu• Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 12 people. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with other lovely guests• Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-upCesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country. They are welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
If there’s one dish everyone wishes they could bring home from Italy, it’s fresh egg pasta, a northern Italian signature. Learn how to mix, roll, cut, and cook your own fresh pasta alongside a local chef in their home around Bellagio—then eat it for lunch or dinner along with wine and coffee or tea. With numbers capped at just 10 travelers, you’re sure to master the tricks of the trade.
Pasta lovers—prepare to be amazed! This pasta-making class at a Cesarina’s home is the perfect way to learn new skills and taste incredible food too. As it’s a private class, you’ll have direct access to your teacher for questions along the way. Learn the secrets of the region’s most loved pasta dishes, and make three recipes. The best thing about the experience is that you get to eat the food at the end with wine included.
Learn to make a traditional Italian aperitivo during this private drinks workshop in Como. Immerse yourself in the Italian practice of sundowner drinks and learn the art of making the perfect one yourself. You’ll also learn to prepare some appetizers to go along with your drinks, sipping a selection of red and white Italian wines throughout the session.
Visitors to Lake Como who wish to experiment with Italian home cooking will find the opportunity during this private cooking lesson and market tour. Shop for ingredients with a local “cesarina” and learn to prepare your very own recipe. It’s a unique experience in a private home, conducted under the expertise of your host. Taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local red and white wines.
Immerse yourself in Como’s rich culinary heritage with this hands-on cooking class in Bellagio, with round-trip transfers included for hassle-free access to the family-run restaurant. Learn how to prepare a traditional pasta dish from scratch under the tuition of a professional chef, then savor your homemade meal along with drinks on the terrace, before receiving your participation gift set which includes a certificate, recipe book, and homemade olive oil.
Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and taste the fruit of your labour for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes.Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Get off the tourist track on this private, half-day cooking workshop. Enjoy a fully bespoke experience in the home of a Lake Como local as you master recipes for three different pasta dishes. Then, sit down to enjoy your freshly-cooked meal, paired with red and white wines from regional cellars.
If you’re tired of eating subpar take-out pizza, learn how to cook an authentic Italian pizza from scratch during a small group class in Bellagio. Step-by-step instruction and hands-on guidance ensure that your pizza turns out exactly how it’s supposed to. Once it’s out of the oven, enjoy your personal pie with a glass of wine. Afterwards, you’re all set to use your pizza making expertise back home.
Risotto is a northern Italian specialty, so learn to make the classic dish just as generations have done with a cooking lesson on the shores of Lake Como. Experience true Italian hospitality as you gather in a well-appointed kitchen to share in conversation, cooking, and wine. Best of all, sit down to enjoy the creamy, savory risotto with your friendly hosts.
Step into the home of a local in the beautiful region of Lake Como, often referred to as the ‘pearl of Lombardy,’ for a private cooking class. Learn the secrets and techniques of Lombard cooking from your host as you get hands-on experience making a delicious meal. Then, enjoy the fruits of your labor paired with a selection of local red and white wines to cap off this amazing experience.
Christmas is made for family and kids; don’t you think? If you are traveling to Italy in this special and cozy season you can discover the local gastronomy baking the traditional festive biscuits of the region you are visiting.In Italy is a tradition that, during the festive season, the youngest of the family bake the biscuits and sweet treats of the tradition together with their “nonne” (grandmothers)Immerse yourself in the Italian Christmas culinary tradition as you learn how to prepare two types of typical biscuits. Discover the world of traditional sweet treats and local ingredients, learn the tricks to preparing the perfect sweet delicacies with your Cesarina.After the lesson, have a delightful brunch or afternoon snack, where you'll taste the fruits of your labour accompanied by local dessert wines (for the grown-ups!) as well as tea, coffee or a cup of hot chocolate for the whole family.
In Italy, it wouldn’t be Christmas without fresh pasta and panettone.Passatelli and Tortellini in Emilia Romagna, Trofie in Liguria, Agnolotti in Piedmont... every region has its own star of the dinner table. Panettone is the typical festive dessert; it is originally from Milan, but these days it’s enjoyed all over Italy.Every family has its own version of Panettone, as there are many different variations in its preparation, and which creams you choose to serve it with. You can let your imagination run free and discover the stories and behind your host family’s traditions.Learn how to roll fresh pasta by hand and prepare two different kinds of pasta from scratch.Then, it’s time to serve your Panettone! Learn the special recipe of your Cesarina for their chosen filling.After the lesson, have a delightful lunch or dinner, where you'll taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines and selected beverages.Buon appetito!
Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes. Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
If you’ve got a vested interest in food, take your cooking skills to the next level during a cooking class with an award-winning chef in Bellagio. This hands-on lesson involves making Italian classics such as pasta, and gives you access to equipment and ingredients that you may not have at home. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup is included.
Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home.With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Would you like to discover the authentic side of Italy and to have a great time with all the family? This kids friendly cooking class will be a great choice.Learn to prepare the icon of the Italian gastronomy: the Pasta.Your children will love learning how to roll fresh pasta by hand as they prepare two simple different kinds of pasta from scratch. Your host will choose delicious recipes which you can easily recreate at home.After the lesson, have a delightful lunch or dinner, where you'll taste the fruits of your labour together with the famous Tiramisu lovely prepared by your Cesarina. Wine, drinks and coffee are included.
Your day at Lake Como is just winding down, the sun's about to set... It's time for an Aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art; you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.