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Escape Rome for a day in the countryside learning how to cook authentic Italian dishes. Travel from the city to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where your experience starts by shopping for ingredients at the local market. Then help to prepare and cook a traditional 4-course meal under the guidance of an instructor before sitting down to enjoy your creations with Italian wine. The class is limited to 12 people to provide an intimate, small-group experience.


  • 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

Spend an idyllic day in the Roman countryside, where you can immerse yourself in the glorious Italian tradition of cooking. Depart the city with your guide for the village of Mazzano Romano.

When you arrive, visit the local market to shop for ingredients for your cooking class. As you browse the food stalls, learn how to spot the freshest vegetables, eggs, spices, and meat. Then head to a fully equipped kitchen, where your chef provides step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking traditional Italian dishes.

The small-group class ensures you’ll receive personalized attention as you help to make a 4-course meal, from appetizer to dessert. Work with three different types of homemade pasta, and learn how to pair dishes with the right varietal of wine to bring out the fullest flavors. When the cooking is over, sit down with your group to enjoy your meal with wine.

With a full stomach and newfound skills, your culinary experience ends with the drive back to Rome.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Everything was great. I really enjoyed learning about and prepping the food. Afterwards there were 5 courses so plenty of food and lots of wine in a great house. What could be better?

Maureen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic Day. What a treat to have a personal chef pick you up at the hotel, drive 8 guests total to a beautiful village with 3000 inhabitants just 40 kms outside of Rome. The house we cooked in was so authentic typical terra cotta kitchen with tiled island that we all gathered around. The instruction and resulting meal was amazing !!! 3 kinds of pasta, veal and tiramisu, all fresh and delicious. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this to people wanting a different experience. I should also mention that the 8 people were a joy to meet !!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Loved it! The country residence where we did our cooking class was beautiful, our chef Francesco and his assistant Lucy were fantastic, our cooking pals were a pleasure to be with - we all had so much fun and so much wine!! - and the food we made was purely delicious. The best food we had in Italy

Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our chef was great! A worthwhile experience!!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was the best part of our trip to Rome and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to the museums not that they aren't wonderful too. Francesco was our chef and guide, and he picked us up right on time in Rome and took us to Mazzano where we visited 3 different markets to get our meat, produce and cheeses about 40 minutes outside of Rome, and looks just like the picture!. We then walked through Mazzano and into a charming home where we made three types of pasta ravioli, fettuccine and gnocchi, veal saltimbocca and tiramisu. After doing the prep work, Francesco finished the final cooking and we ate our creations with wine, served in a lovely dining room. Francisco was wonderful, the town was beautiful, and it was a great opportunity to see some countryside outside of Rome. And the food....I am still dreaming about it! Just won't be sorry.

Samuel and Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We loved the cooking class and the house in the countryside was beautiful. Our instructor was a wonderful teacher and we had a lot of fun.

Kyle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Easily the best thing we did while in Rome! Highly recommend cooking and cultural experience!

Patricia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was completely awesome and the food we cooked was great!! I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone even if you don't think you like to cook, this was a lot of fun!!!

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed our cooking day. Francesco was easy to understand, entertaining, and taught us all a few new tricks in the kitchen. The food we prepared was delicious, and the house was fabulous.

Debra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It seems as though my last review was deleted-
I will keep this one short and sweet.
Our guide was fantastic, and he picked us up from Rome, took us shopping for our ingredients, and finally to San MArzano, a small town where our new kitchen was waiting for us. It was small, but comfortable and hospitable.
We made really delicious dishes, and were given a link to the recipes so that we can enjoy them at home. I would do this all over again, I could not have asked for a better experience.
10/10!! DO THIS!!!

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