Would you like to live an authentic Italian Cooking Class Experience?
We will welcome you in an Italian-style country house surrounded by olive trees and directly to the lake. We’ll get know each other while enjoying a refreshing water with lemons from Lake Garda, a good coffee and a sweet local pastry. You’ll discover the secrets of the Italian cuisine inspired by tradition and innovation. We’ll use vegetables and aromatic herbs picked up from my lovely garden and extra virgin olive oil from very local groves. We’ll have fun cooking together traditional Italian recipes wearing our hand-dyed linen aprons. At the end you will toast with an excellent aperitif on the splendid terrace overlooking the lake. You’ll sit around a table for a convivial leisurely lunch in our veranda with a breathtaking view of the lake.
Enjoy the Italian Slow Food and Slow Life!
Location: Manerba del Garda
Venue: private villa by the lake, possibility to park inside the property
What: Half a day hands-on Cooking Class
Duration: around 4h (including final lunch), from 10.00 a.m to 14.00 p.m.
Included: brochure with recipes, cooking class, lunch with wines
Participants: minimum 2 guests, maximum 10 guests
Teenagers from 6 to 12 years old, 95€ per person, from 12 to 18, 115€ per person.
Looking for a Cooking Class experience to celebrate an unforgettable day with your family or friends?
We will choose together the theme and the menù of your Cooking Class according to your taste! You can enjoy the beauty and the peace of our place.
Want to make the best Italian pizza at your home?
Pizza is the main symbol of Italianicity in the world and overall convivial food. We’ll discover together different doughs and baking methods to cook the crunchy Focaccia with cheese from Liguria region and the traditional Pizza from Naples. ‘Margherita’ will be the first pizza… the Pizza Queen! The second one will be created with the best high-quality Italian ingredients. A great beer from Lake Garda will be paired with your Pizza tasting. For dessert an artisanal Italian ice cream!
Would you like to learn the real Italian homemade pasta from scratch?
The cooking course is about discovering the secrets of the authentic Italian homemade pasta. We will have fun kneading and cutting different pasta shapes such as tagliatelle and ravioli. We’ll cook two typical Italian regional sauces for a ‘Taste travel around Italy’ through homemade pasta. At the end of the Cooking Class, we’ll enjoy an Italian aperitif with Lugana fine local white-wine and a tasty bruschetta. At the table the 2 pasta dishes and a delicious Italian Tiramisù cooked together. Limoncello liquor from Lake Garda will be the sweet end of your experience.
Would you like to cook like a contemporary Italian cook?
The Cooking Class is a fully experience of exploring, cooking and tasting the Italian traditional gastronomic culture and Good Food’s modern cooking. We’ll use vegetables and herbs picked up from the garden and high-quality Italian ingredients sourced by the best artisanal producers. During the cooking course, we’ll cook a 4-course menù made up of traditional Italian recipes from the North to the South. A typical Italian antipasto with seasonal vegetables, a handmade pasta dish, a fish/meat second course and a delicious dessert with fruits and icecream. Once the cooking is done, we’ll make a toast for our good job with the fine sparkling Franciacorta wine. Finally, you’ll end all sitting around a table, elegantly set with Italian ceramics, linen napkins and fresh flowers from our garden. You’ll enjoy the warmth of Italian hospitaly and delicious dishes paired with the local Chiaretto Rosè wine. Passito liquor from Sicily will be the sweet end of your experience.
Do you like to combine a cooking class with a wine tasting?
The Food Experience takes place in Franciacorta renowned for its sparkling wines. At Castelveder winery, a high- quality family-run business, we’ll discover the secrets of the production of the Franciacorta method, visiting the winery and walking through the vineyards. The cooking class starts with a glass of sparkling wine and an Italian aperitivo. It will be dedicated to traditional homemade pasta with the best local ingredients. At the end we will enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner with the 2 pasta dishesprepared together paired with two glasses of wine and a typical Italian dessert. A real food and wine experience!
Location: Cantina Castelveder
Starting time: 10.00 a. m. / 17.00 p.m.
Approximately: 5 hours (including final lunch)
What: half a day cooking and wine tasting experience
Included: cooking course + winery visit + wine tasting + lunch
Participants: minimum 8, maximum around 30
Ideal for birthday parties, anniversaries or team building events (experience even in the kitchen the ability to work in a group and creativity).
We took a private pasta-making class with Maria on our honeymoon in August 2018 in which we made two pastas, two sauces, and tiramisu. Maria is incredibly personable and knowledgeable. Everything was absolutely delicious, including the local wine that we had with our lunch once we were done making it! We learned some great tips and tricks that we are very excited to take back to our kitchen in the US. Thanks Maria!