Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

Activity provider: Arbaspaa Tour Organizer

From US$ 40.62 per person

Head to the “Laboratory of Pesto” and learn how to make your own homemade pesto. Taste your fresh pesto along with some local bites and a glass of local wine.

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Duration 1 hour
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Italian, English
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  • Discover the secrets to making the famous Ligurian pesto sauce
  • Learn the difference between handmade and store-bought pesto
  • Taste your homemade pesto with a glass of white wine and local products
  • Enjoy your pesto-making class in the atmosphere for Levanto's historical center
  • Learn how to make pesto at a shop that's called Levanto home since 1976
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Learn how to make your very own pesto following local traditions in this pesto-making class. Join your instructor in Levanto’s historical center, where the “Laboratory of Pesto” has been preparing this famous, ancient sauce since 1976.

After tasting a glass of sparkling wine accompanied with a local extra virgin olive oil on bruschetta, taste pesto made using the modern method. Then, make pesto the traditional way with a mortar.

Wash and dry the basil leaves, pounding them together with salt, pine nuts, and garlic. Add the Parmigiano cheese and the extra virgin olive oil and enjoy your thick and fragrant pesto.

Taste your own homemade pesto together with a glass of white wine and some local products, such as olives, bruschetta with anchovies.

  • Pesto-making class
  • A glass of wine and local appetizers
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Lunch or dinner
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meet your instructor at "Il laboratorio del Pesto".

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What a delightful experience! Before this class we were just mild fans of pesto, but now we can’t wait to make this for friends and family! Now we know what quality pesto is supposed to taste like, not the jarred things at grocery stores or the mess that we’d whip together in our blender. Our host was so sweet and the pesto bites and wine tastings were so delectable. A highlight of our trip to that area, even better than our time in Cinque Terre!

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September 11, 2022

Fantastico! Our family really enjoyed this one hour experience. It was full of interesting facts, fun, and even some wine. We tasted a variety of pestos while then making the traditional from the region. It was made fun by our lovely instructor and we were happy to purchase many of the product without any pressure to do so. One hour well worth remembering and we recommend!

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Product ID: 412519