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Milan: 5-Hour Cookery Class and Market Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Cook in Milano

Milan: 5-Hour Cookery Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Cook in Milano

From US$ 120.11 per person

Learn to cook like an Italian at a 5-hour cooking class and market tour of Milan. Discover the techniques to create a 4-course meal in a private home, using first class seasonal ingredients from the region. Savor the fruits of your labor over lunch.

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Duration 5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore a local market with a chef and learn about the seasonal ingredients
  • Cook a 4-course Italian meal in a private home
  • Discover how to make fresh pasta, gnocchi, pizza, or risotto
  • Get tips on the secret techniques of Italian home cooking
  • Savor the fruits of your labor over lunch
  • Sip the wine pairings selected by your sommelier
Full description
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.
  • Food tastings
  • Drinks
  • Use of an apron
  • Recipe booklet to keep
  • Cooking diploma on completion of your class
  • Apron to take home (available to purchase on request)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Piazza 6 Febbraio, 22, Milano. Main entrance is next to the coffee shop L'altro bar. Your chef will be waiting at the school's front door with a black/pink rolling shopping cart. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to tour start time. Directions: • From Duomo cathedral you can take tram number 19 from via Orefici to piazza 6 Febbraio (10 stops – 25 minutes) • From the train stations (Stazione Centrale and Garibaldi) the nearest metro station stop is Tre Torri on the new M5, then walk 200 meters to piazza VI Febbraio (from the exit in piazza Tre Torri proceed to Galleria Castelli Ferrari until you reach piazza VI Febbraio, then look for L'altro bar)

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Important information

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  • Please advise of any allergies or food restrictions before the class starts
  • For your safety, you are strongly advised to wear comfortable closed shoes (no flip flops or high heels). Please don't wear jewelry (particularly rings, watches and bracelets), and if possible no nail polish. Please wash your hands before the cooking class
  • Please be aware you will be in a private home, so be respectful of people, animals and objects in the house
  • As a form of respect to other participants, in case of late arrival please advise the school by telephone or email as soon as possible
  • This activity operates in small groups of 2-6 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Cooking like friends

I gave my girlfriend the cooking class for Christmas. A weekend in Milan is actually perfect. The cooking class gave the whole thing a very special touch. At first contact it was like meeting friends to cook. The whole nice, beautiful moments of the day cannot be listed here. Suffice it to say, we're still talking about this day weeks later. Thank you to Milan .... and we have already selected the next menu.

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June 3, 2019

Very informative, fun, well organized and of course tasty.

Family with a student and two teenagers: After the introduction we first took a nice walk around the market and we also received product information. At home with Clara we received an explanation and good instruction about what we are going to make and in what order. Everyone had tasks and received good guidance. Clara is a super chef. Delicious prosecco beforehand and then enjoyed our prepared dishes with a fine red wine, at a beautifully set table.

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May 5, 2019

Clara was fantastic. Cooking was the highlight of our weekend in Milan

An amazing 5 hours with Clara in Milan.Italian passion about locally sourced produce from a local market. What to look for, logos indicating locally produced cheese, how to select the best local Porcinni mushrooms. Listening to passionate Italian banter about the produce. Sampled some cheeses. Walked back and welcomed into her home. Everything explained. Used various items such as heat indication devices to find out the temperature in a meat joint and a cake.Hands on cooking, following recipes in a clear and concise way. All great fun learning and creating an Italian four course lunch. Clara has patience, knowledge and humour. A professional cook coping with six strangers in her kitchen! Loved the communal group dynamic. How does gnocchi know when to surface in the boiling water?! Clara’s only mistake was to let us sample the runny cheese for the sauce. There wasn’t much left for the sauce! To finish we all ate together at the table, sampled wine and Prosecco. Thankyou so much.

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October 29, 2018

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