If you love learning, the science of food and the how and why things work in the kitchen; then these lessons are for you.
We do not provide tourist 'experiences', you will work as if training in culinary school. The 'meal' is a tasting of what you produce.
We are NOT in Rome
45-60mins north of Rome by train or car
Max 4 students age 16 or older only
150€/person for in person class
50€/screen (1-2 people) for online
ONE private class per DAY - 10am-4pm
See our available dates below
Choose ONE class only
PASTA MAKING - Learn techniques for fast, ergonomic and frustration free pasta making. Work with proportions, weights & hydration levels to produce pasta entirely by hand. No machines allowed!
Choose one of the following : NORTHERN (egg, 00 + long pin), SOUTHERN (semola + water), GNOCCHI (not just potato), FILLED (Ravioli, Tortellini...), BAKED (Lasagna, Cannelloni...), REGIONALS (Pasta Grannies inspired)
PASTA SAUCES - Choose 3 sauces or ask us to choose for you. Learn to make seasonal sughi that are the base of Italian first courses like : Puttanesca [Tomato based], Bolognese [Meat Based], Alfredo [Dairy based], Gorgonzola e Noci [Cheese based], Pesto [Veggie based]
REGIONAL SPECIALTIES - Explore foods you would not normally know about or make in standard classes. You can request the REGIONAL recipe you want to learn or ask us to suggest options based on a primary food you enjoy.
BREAD & PIZZA BAKING - Flour, water, yeast and salt. Learn the fundamentals of baking. Talk about how to choose flours, why water is important, different yeasts, ratios, proportions and fermentation times to help you master the art of bread baking and pizza making. You will perform all steps required to prepare your doughs, shape & bake them.
BREAD class includes: French Baguettes, Italian Focaccia, Whole Wheat loaf and Ciabatta
PIZZA class includes: Pizza Napoletana & Pizza Romana
PASTRIES & SWEETS - Learn to make classic Italian desserts and classic grandma recipes like the ones you find on family tables and in restaurants all over Italy. Choose one of the following :
DOLCI ITALIANI : Semifreddo, Tiramisù, Torta di Ricotta , Crostata, Biscotti, Panna Cotta ...
FORNO DELLA NONNA : Crostata, Zuppa Inglese, Biscotti, Ciambellone ...
KNIFE SKILLS - Learn how to sharpen knives with a Japanese stone and honing tool
& properly handle razor-sharp blades. Then debone and portion your choice of a chicken or a rabbit, or butterfly a pork tenderloin or filet a fish. We also go over all the standard french cuts for cutting and dicing vegetables.
CHARCUTERIE - Choose the right cut of meat, quality of fat & calculate the salt and spice proportions.
Learn mixing methods, seasoning tests and how to prepare pork sausages, pâté en croûte and a chicken Galantine.