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Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

1. Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

2. Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

Master the most delicious of all Italian arts and learn how to make authentic pizza and gelato. Meet an expert "pizzaiolo" who will demonstrate how to make a perfect, scrumptious pizza. In a professional cooking studio, your professional chef will show you how to make pliable, paper-thin yeast dough while kneading it to perfection. Learn how to prepare a zesty, yet light tomato sauce to spread on top. While the dough rests, take a break to enjoy a selection of premium Diadema wines and olive oil. Then, hear all about the process of making authentic Italian gelato. Discover the raw ingredients and learn how to mix them together as you watch the chocolate melt into the cream. While the gelato churns, your chef will show you how to combine the ingredients to make the batter to cook your cone. Then, roll out your dough, choose your favorite toppings, and season your pizza before popping it into the oven. As soon as your fragrant pizza comes out of the oven, sit down, relax, and indulge your tastebuds with your culinary creations.  At the end of your class, receive a certificate of attendance and a full recipe booklet to keep and use back at home.

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

3. Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. Start the lesson with an Italian aperitivo. Then, 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 local chef host who will teach you the tricks of the trade. As the icing on the cake, learn to prepare the iconic Tiramisu for a truly immersive Italian experience. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. 

Milan: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

4. Milan: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

Learn to make 3 authentic Milanese dishes with a live chef during this cooking class. Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine during Milan's hands-on cooking class. Then, discover the secrets of preparing fresh Italian cuisine, dine on your dishes and enjoy a glass of local vino (Wine). Roll up your sleeves and start cooking; your chef will teach you how to make delicious dishes that you can recreate time and time again. Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine as you discover fresh, high-quality ingredients that don't require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor.  Begin by making an appetizer, followed by the main, and finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth by making a dessert. At the end of the class, you will taste the dishes you created paired with a glass of wine and a cup of coffee.  Enjoy a day out in a professional kitchen that you won't forget. Return home with something more than just souvenirs — traditional Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

5. Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Enter the beautiful home of your professional chef in one of the most dynamic districts of the city and follow his guidance to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Learn to cook homemade ravioli, pasta and tiramisù in a friendly atmosphere. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make perfect tagliatelle to complete your meal. Finally, learn to make the perfect tiramisù dessert to finish your traditional meal. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared to continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Half-Day Italian Cooking Class in Milano

6. Half-Day Italian Cooking Class in Milano

Discover how to cook a 4-course Italian meal at a half-day morning cooking class, held in a private home in the center of Milan. The class is led by an experienced teacher and sommelier in English. Work in small groups of between 2 to 6 people for a more intimate adventure. Start with morning tea or coffee and a chat about the daily menu, depending on the season. You will then start by preparing your antipasti (bruschetta, focaccia, or puff pastry), before making homemade pasta, risotto, gnocchi, or minestrone for the first course. Your second course will be a meat or fish dish, or a vegetable dish for vegetarians. This is followed by a dessert of tiramisu, panna cotta, fruit or chocolate cake, or strawberries with homemade ice cream. Vegetarian, gluten free, and low-calorie menus are available on request. All ingredients are 100 percent Italian and freshly supplied from the local market, but typically available wherever you live. The aim is to teach you how to prepare a meal that you can repeat at home. Once everything is ready, sit around the table of a typical Italian dining room and eat what you have prepared, served with an Italian wine chosen by the sommelier, who will explain why it makes a good pairing. Finish in typical Italian style with an espresso, before collecting your souvenir cooking diploma.

Milan Private Home Cooking Class

7. Milan Private Home Cooking Class

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. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn 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 Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants 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'll stay with you for life.

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

8. Milan: 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 fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three 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. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

9. Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour 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.

Milan: 5-Hour Cookery Class and Market Tour

10. Milan: 5-Hour Cookery Class and Market Tour

Discover how to cook a 4-course Italian meal at a morning cooking class, held in a private home in central Milan. Led by an experienced, English-speaking chef and sommelier, the classes can accommodate 2-6 people for a more intimate adventure. Start with a stroll to the local market, where your chef will help you select the best seasonal produce. Then, walk back to the private home for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat about the daily menu. Roll up your sleeves and prepare the dough for your homemade pasta or gnocchi. Your 2nd course will be a typical meat dish, such as spezzatino or saltimbocca alla romana. This is followed by a dessert of strawberries and home-made ice cream, apples in shortcrust pastry, fruit tart with fresh fruit, or creme caramel. Vegetarian, gluten free and low-calorie menus are available on request, and all ingredients are 100% organic, freshly supplied, and Italian. As the aim is to teach you how to prepare a meal that you can repeat at home, the ingredients used will be commonly available. Once everything is ready, sit around the table of a typical dining room and eat what you have prepared, served with an Italian wine chosen by your sommelier. They will explain why it makes a good pairing, before you finish in typical Italian style with an espresso.

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4.9 / 5

based on 187 reviews

chef was very nice and funny, explained everything very clearly. we had a lot of fun and we learned many new and useful things. the food and wine were amazing. its not like ordinary cooking classes where you watch the chef cook, each participant made his own pizza the way he wanted while the chef helps. very recommended !

This was the best experience of our whole trip. Being invited into a local persons home to learn how they cook pasta and ravioli was such an eye opening experience. We highly recommend this experience.

My wife and I had a great time with Francesco and his friend. The pizza and gelato were delicious. Thanks!

Pietro is absolutely amazing! We loved every moment and the food was delicious

Amazing food !!! We had the best teacher !!! Such a good teacher