The class starts at 10:00 a.m. We meet at the nearby village of Santa Maria degli Angeli, visiting a local food shop where you will sample a variety of the freshest traditional local cheeses and cured meats and choose a selection from these for your appetizer. You will also taste the finest olive oils, local sweets and liqueurs. Specialties such as black truffle pâté, artisanal pasta, wines, and balsamic vinegars are available for purchase and make lovely gifts.
We then return to the kitchen (you will need your own car or taxi) to start the hands-on portion of the lesson. Here we put on aprons, assemble around our old farmhouse table, and begin making ravioli, tagliatelle, or lasagne and their wonderful sauces. Winter might bring inspiration for a risotto or vegetable soup and summer for an eggplant parmigiana or for “sartu”, an exquisite rice timbale. I also try to accommodate special requests for those with dietary restrictions, e.g. vegetarians.
You will also prepare a dessert: panna cotta with a sour cherry compote or a cantaloupe melon mousse, for example. At the end of the class, you can enjoy your meal outdoors on our panoramic terrace (weather permitting) or by the fireplace in our cozy dining room.
After the class, which ends generally between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., you will have enough time for a leisurely visit of Assisi, which is at only 15 min. drive from our house.
Practical information and reviews
Cooking classes are available twice a week on weekdays. Programmes are offered year round for a minimum of two people starting at 120 Euro per person. Classes are small, so you will have personalized attention and one-on-one instruction. Lessons are given at a leisurely pace and focus on only a few recipes at a time. Recipes can be reproduced with normal home equipment. To get an idea about the delicious dishes you will be preparing here, please see our blog and videos
Our cookery classes have been published in the Seattle Times, Food and Wine Magazine and National Geographic as one of Italy’s top cooking schools. We have had positive reviews on Travel and Leisure magazine, Tastes of Italia, BBC Travel, Hotelchatter, Lonely Planet, Footprint, Slowtravel, Europe for Visitors, Fodor’s and Frommer’sTalk.
tel.: + 39 075 8199050
cell: + 39 3287025297
Classes fill up quickly in May and September, please make sure to reserve in advance. Please note that no classes are available during week-ends and bank holidays.