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If during your trip to Bologna you feel the desire to totally immerse yourself in the local culinary culture, you are in the right place, welcome to Grazia's kitchen! I offer a cooking class that includes the preparation of two types of fresh egg pasta, with two different typical sauces, including the Bolognese sauce. We will knead together, it will be a well balanced cooking lesson, a part with show cooking and a part with hands in pastry and a rolling pin. You will learn the three When everything is ready we will sit at table set with my grandmother's tablecloths and antique cutlery, we will eat together the dishes just prepared according to home recipes. Local wine, water and coffee, surprise desserts. Possibility of vegetarian menu on request and lots of news on the history of food and a small book as a gift just for you.
Bologna is famous for having one of the richest cuisines in Italy, and you can get to know its proud food culture from market to table with this experience that includes a market tour, city sightseeing walk, food and wine tastings, and a hand-on cooking class at CIBO, the Culinary Institute of Bologna. Cap off your day of food and fun with lunch to enjoying the dishes you’ve just prepared.
Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine with a traditional home cooking experience in Bologna. This 4-hour tour will introduce you to Bolognese specialties as you tour the local market, watch a tortellini-making demonstration at a local home, then tuck into delicious pasta lunch at a local restaurant.
Learn the secrets behind traditional recipes from Bologna during this private cooking class, complete with a local market visit. Get tips for selecting the best ingredients at the market and then settle into the chef’s home in the Bologna city center for a cooking class. Prepare three courses and then feast on everything you cook alongside a variety of local red and white wines.
A unique experience, surrounded by the warm and cordial atmosphere of a family born and raised in Bologna, where you will learn to make the classic first courses of typical Bolognese cuisine and you can also sit at the table tasting the creations you have created. It will be a unique experience, like being back in time and entering our "zdoure" homes, creating together with them what for years has made extraordinary and famous in the world everything related to the food of Bologna
Foodies know that anywhere your travels take you, there's a regional dish that stands out from the rest. In Bologna, most would agree that dish is Ragù alla Bolognese. Learn to make this celebrated pasta in this cooking class, where can prepare a traditional recipe with hand-cut egg pasta, and a simmering sauce. Best of all, you reap the rewards of your hard work by dining on the dish you create, with a glass of wine and great company included.
If you go to Bologna, you have to try the fresh pasta the city is famous for: tiny handmade tortellini!. Let a local explain the art of pasta-making to you!
We are the “Cesarine”, the Emperors of the kitchen, Italy’s oldest network of home cooks. We have seen our mothers and grandmothers prepare these dishes every Sunday, we have cooked them over and over again for our families, and now we share our skills with curious travellers like you.
Come to our homes and immerse yourself in a hands-on cooking class. Learn how to make an egg “fontana”, knead elastic pasta dough, stretch it until it becomes almost transparent and prepare fresh filling with local ingredients. Sip some wine while you learn and chat with new acquaintances.
After the cooking class, let’s taste the fruit of our labour: We share the freshly made pasta around the table in a comfortable home and have an Italian style meal. Dessert, local wine and espresso at the end of the meal are included! Buon appetito!
Learn to cook with an experienced chef in Bologna — Italy’s famous food capital. Roll up your sleeves and learn authentic recipes from the Emilia-Romagna region, including an appetizer, homemade pasta dough and fillings, a savory second course, and a delicious dessert. When the cooking’s done, sit down to enjoy your well-earned feast with new friends and a glass of wine.
Give yourself an exciting day with engines and flavors famous all over the world! A tour to discover the legendary supercars and the world famous foods: you will can visit the Ferrari Museum, the "Casa Enzo Ferrari" Museum, the Lamborghini Museum and a wonderful private collection of Maserati cars; we will take you where the organic Parmigiano Reggiano is produced and you will have the chance to taste the king of cheeses. Also you will delight with a lunch of typical Italian flavor and you will have the chance to taste the famous Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. With an additional cost, it will be possible to visit the Lamborghini Factory, to drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini on the road or on the track, or try the F1 Simulator to feel like a real driver on the most important circuits in the world.
Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch with a small-group cooking class in a home kitchen, where you’ll sip a glass of wine or beer as you make batches of tortellini and tagliatelle. When you’ve prepared the fresh pasta, sit down to the gourmet meal you’ve created, joining a group of fellow food-loving travelers for a hearty dinner.
Join local host Chiara on her farm outside Bologna for a hands-on private cooking class. Learn how to cook three dishes from scratch, including tagliatelle pasta with prosciuttio di Parma and lemon zest. Catch a glimpse into local life as you share the meal you helped to prepare with your host. Local wine is included and a vegetarian option is available.
Take the guesswork out of choosing another restaurant and ensure an authentic Bolognese dinner with a cooking class led by a local chef. Join your host for a hands-on lesson in preparing signature dishes of the Emilia-Romagna region, including fresh homemade pasta. Learn tips and tricks you can use to impress your friends and enjoy a taste of Italy back home.
it's a lifetime experience to get in touch with local food and local traditions ...
you will be able to learn some secrets and go back home and surprise your family and friends with a real dish of pasta from Bologna!
CIBO provides only “hands-on” instruction, not demonstrations. Participants work at individual workstations & cooking burners. Learn from restaurant, regional chefs in a professional kitchen not in someone’s apartment. Working together each day you create new, unique menus.
Perfect for the people who want to learn cooking and to study new cooking techniques, our 3 Days program will cover a great variety of seasonal ingredients that you'll select and buy every morning at the Middle Market with the Chef.
You’ll discover more about our food, culture and products and you'll also be cooking with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena aged over 12 years.
Enjoy a private and authentic market tour and cooking class in a local Bologna home with your host Giovanna, a native who has lived in Bologna for over 60 years. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Start with a memorable tour of one of Bologna's markets. Depending on the day, visit the Mercato del Quadrilatero (a market with medieval origins) or del Erbe where Giovanna buys her seasonal fruit and vegetables. Here, you can buy local and regional produce, from fruit and vegetables to meat, cheese, and salami. Return to Giovanna's home kitchen where she will teach you 2-3 traditional Italian dishes from family recipes - a pasta, sauce and a side or dessert. After cooking, enjoy your meal together with your host, a warm and gentle retired history and philosophy teacher who lives in an apartment in a large villa with her daughters. Giovanna loves cooking particularly enjoys introducing guests to traditional Bolognese culture and cuisine.
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-up
Le Cesarine 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.
Discover the secrets to Bolognese cuisine in a local’s home with this half-day private cooking class. Learn how to prepare fresh stuffed pasta including tortellini and tortelloni during this hands-on class. After the pasta workshop, relax over a meal to sample what you prepared alongside local red and white wines.
Learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant appetizers to pair with with a refreshing glass of prosecco or wine, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. The aperitivos will be bite-size representations of local culture, using typical regional ingredients and accompanied by local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.
Learn how to make fresh stuffed pasta like tortellini
Discover the aromas and flavors of true traditional Bolognese cuisine.
Enter a local house for a private cooking class
Taste a dinner with the pasta you have prepared
Italy has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets.
Share your passion for Italian gastronomy with other lovely guests, immerse yourself in the vibrant local market and enjoy an authentic hands-on cooking class.
You'll visit the local market with your Cesarina host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the seasons. Then, you'll return to their home, warm up with an Italian Aperitivo and enjoy the class. You'll learn how to make one iconic Pasta type, typical of the city you are visiting, and the famous Tiramisu.
After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared with local wines.
This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food, and friendship.
Opt for a more intimate experience of Bologna’s legendary cuisine during a private pasta making masterclass in a local home. Rather than sharing your guide with a group, you’ll receive undivided attention as you make classic Italian dishes such as tagliatelle al ragu, a variation of spaghetti bolognese.
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wine.
During the lesson, the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Bologna home with your host Giovanna. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Giovanna will teach you 2-3 traditional Italian dishes from her family recipes, a pasta, sauce and a side dish or dessert. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together. Your host Giovanna is a warm and gentle retired history and philosophy teacher who has lived in Bologna for over 60 years. She lives in an apartment in a large villa with her daughters Francesca and Laura. She learned to cook from her mother and grandmother and from her husband’s family. She loves cooking for family, friends and guests and particularly enjoys widening her culinary repertoire with new dishes she learns on her travels. She enjoys introducing guests to Bologna's snacks such as crescentine, tigelle and piadine in addition to its pastas, vegetables and desserts.