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Our most recommended Lombardy Cooking Classes

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

1. 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: 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: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

3. 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: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

4. 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.

Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

5. Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Piazza Duomo and then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Como. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic life in Como while mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Start the day off right with a traditional lunch in a historical wine shop. Settle in for a chop-board of high-quality cured meats and a lovely glass of local wine.  Head then for some gourmet pizza, because you can't miss this pillar of Italian street food while in Como. In a delicious, historical bakery, snack on a slice of pizza like the locals do — while walking.  Continue the walking tour with a stop for a polenta dish, the queen of the table in the Como area as well as in the whole Alpine region. Polenta here is produced by mixing corn and buckwheat flour, and is served with braised meat or cheese and melted butter. In Valtellina dialect "sciat" means toad, but this delicacy is actually a delicious and crunchy pancakes with a cheesy center. Sample a sciat and then the delicious Nuvola cake, translating literally to "cloud." While the shape resembles that of a large plumcake, the texture is something halfway between panettone and pandoro, but much softer — precisely like a cloud — and it is filled with apricot jam. Alternatively, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream while walking along the romantic lakeside promenade. Conclude the tour with a coffee, because any respectable Italian lunch can only end with a tasty espresso.

Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Como: 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.

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

7. Como: 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 Area: Pizza Training Experience

8. Como Area: Pizza Training Experience

Pizza is more than nutrition: it is culture, history, and passion. Guided by a professional baker, you'll learn to prepare and cook a traditional Italian pizza. You will learn how to select healthy and high-quality ingredients for your own pizza making, and you'll use ingredients sourced from local producers for your class. You'll not only learn how to cook a pizza, but also understand the products you use in pizza making.  After your pizza is finished, you'll sit down with your new friends to enjoy the meal you've made, and when you get back home, you can wow your friends with your excellent pizza-making skills.

Milan Private Home Cooking Class

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Lombardy

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 187 reviews

Santa has been extremely nice and welcoming. This was a Team Building event, and it was the perfect occasion to experience Italian culture in a cozy and personal environment, have fun, and taste our very own excellent food! Cherry on the cake: Santa's place is so well decorated, and having lunch on her urban garden was priceless! Can only recommend!

It is located INSIDE the train station…don’t follow your GPS to the meeting point. Once we got to the class it was wonderful! The 2 instructors were so patient and interactive. They are clearly passionate about what they do. Our 9 year old son rated it a BILLION out of 10.

Stefania and Vincenzo were wonderful hosts! They warmly welcomed us into their house and spoke highly of their city. We enjoyed learning how to cook from scratch using unique Italian ingredients. And it was delicious! Thank you for a unforgettable evening.

Debora had a GREAT attitude, sharing her grandmother’s recipes. Her English is excellent and she explains each step well. She readily offers ‘insider tips’ on making DELICIOUS pasta. She loves giving individual attention and offered to send us her recipes.

Everything was perfect, excellent cooks very available and caring. Visit of the market with explanations very well done and dishes cooked together excellent. Well done continue.