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Bologna: Hands on Home Cooking Class

1. Bologna: Hands on Home Cooking Class

You will be hosted in a cozy apartment in Bologna. Learn to cook like a Bolognese in a typical Bologna home. Get hands-on help preparing your own lunch or dinner from a friendly chef during this activity. This experience consists of preparing some specialties of Bologna culinary tradition. Begin by preparing the dough for your pasta. Learn how to make tagliatelle and tortelloni then fill them with ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, garlic, parsley, nutmeg, white pepper, and salt. Then make some delicious ragù for your pasta. After, enjoy your pasta with some delicious wine and a local dessert.  

Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

2. Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home

Learn the secrets of Bologna’s most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu in a local home, and then taste the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by regional wines. During a private cooking lesson from a friendly local host, learn how to prepare 2 distinctive pasta recipes and a tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your expert cesarina host will reveal the tricks of the trade behind these iconic dishes during a fun and informative experience.  Challenge yourself by putting your cooking skills to the test and impress your friends and family once home with a delicious Italian meal.

Bologna: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. Bologna: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You 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. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bologna: Market and Cooking Class

4. Bologna: Market and Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You 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. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Bologna: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

5. Bologna: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you 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.

Bologna: Tagliatelle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

6. Bologna: Tagliatelle Cooking Class with Wine Tasting

You will be welcomed in a comfortable apartment with a glass of local sparkling wine, then Alessia will start revealing the secrets of the Bolognese tradition and you will learn how to prepare homemade tagliatelle and tortellini. Filippo will tell you everything about the local wines and will teach you how to pair them with our local food. During the cooking class you will prepare tagliatelle and tortellini, then you will start the wine tasting class with three local wines. During the wine lab you will learn how to pair wine and food and will experience the different effects that different wines have on food tasting. In the end, you will have to decide the best pairing. A full immersion in the real traditions of Bologna, from food to wines.

Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

7. Bologna Market Tour, Home Cooking Demo and Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. 

Bologna: Private Cooking Class with 2-Courses and Drinks

8. Bologna: Private Cooking Class with 2-Courses and Drinks

The art of fresh pasta was born at home, on the kitchen table. Learning how to cook in a local home is a wonderful way to gain insight into Italy's real culture. Learn to make Bologna's trademark fresh egg pasta with a local "sfoglina" and discover the secrets for the perfect dough and rolling tips and tricks. After the class, you will try and taste your cooking creations, of course accompanied by local wines. This experience with an expert fresh pasta-maker gives you the chance to dive deep into the traditions of everyday Italy.

Bologna & Tuscany: 7-Day Lost Flavors Cooking Tour

9. Bologna & Tuscany: 7-Day Lost Flavors Cooking Tour

Arrive in Bologna and check into your apartment or hotel. Meet the chef and enjoy a quick tour of the city's historic center followed by an aperitive and dinner in a typical trattoria. After breakfast on days 2 and 3, you will meet the chef at CIBO Cooking School at 8:30 AM and then take a historical tour en route to the Bologna market area where you'll decide what to prepare in the kitchen as you shop at the market stands. Learn how to prepare 2 delicious meals for lunch and dinner including handmade pasta. In the afternoons, choose between 3.5 hours of cooking at the school or a walking tour of Bologna City Center with your chef/guide. At 6 PM head back to the school to prepare dinner.  On day 4, embark on a tour of the Fiorentini Vineyards in Castrocaro. After snacking and tasting great Romagna Wines such as Sangiovese, Albana, and Famoso, stop to enjoy a lunch of piadina romagnola and handmade ravioli in a local Trattoria. In the afternoon, continue on to the mountain retreat on Mount Fumaiolo. After check-in, take a short walk in the mountains. In the evening, cook dinner in the mountain house with a menu focused on seasonal ingredients and ancient local recipes. On day 5, visit the Sanctuary of La Verna founded by St. Francis of Assisi. Admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia, before heading home to cook lunch. Walk to the Eremo of Saint Alberico on top of Mount Fumaiolo. Then cook and dine at home with more wonderful local food. The following morning, go to Borgo San Sepolcro in Tuscany, home of the Painter Piero della Francesca. Visit the local Museum and marvel at the frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia. After lunch in a local Tuscan Osteria, head to Monterchi to see Piero's Madonna del Parto. In the afternoon, walk to the Sorgenti del Tevere on top of Mount Fumaiolo. Cook and dine at home with more wonderful local food. On day 7, spend the morning exploring Ravenna before returning to Bologna.

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4.2 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Really loved this experience. The market part was great for getting to know food and culture and the cooking was relaxed and delicious! Am ready to try at home! Plus Martina was a great host. Good conversation, knowledgeable and proud. Having the cooking class in her home allowed for informality and was a nice touch!

One of the best experiences we've had, Alessandra is a wonderful host and an excellent cook, we really enjoyed our evening and learned a lot. She has a great way to transmit and teach how to make pasta, sauces and a delicious tiramisu. Was one of the best experiences of our trip.!

Great host. Traditional Italian family and enjoyed a lovely dinner enjoying our pasta with other travellers.

It is obvious Gabby loves sharing Italian culture. she is flexible and kind and fun.

An evening to our liking! Warm welcome and a very interesting pasta cooking class.