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Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

1. Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

Explore the essence of Italian cooking at a hands-on cooking class in the historic heart of Verona, and prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. You will learn to appreciate simple Italian cooking using fresh, high quality ingredients that don’t require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor. Based on the Mediterranean diet, each class prepares a classic dish in a professional kitchen. Your chef will take you through easy-to-learn techniques to make fresh pasta, risotto (made with local rice), and tiramisù, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident to cook like an Italian, making healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

Verona: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

2. Verona: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

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

3. Verona: 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 fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 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. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Verona: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

4. Verona: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Verona: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Verona: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class in a local home. 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. Finally, 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.

Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

6. Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

Head off on a beautiful journey into the countryside of northern Italy and discover the best food and wine the region has to offer, served in one of the most sumptuous Renaissance surroundings. At one of Verona’s most distinguished villas, encircled by the vineyards of Valpolicella, you will not only taste the gourmet delights of this top Italian kitchen, you will get a chance to cook them. See the ancient, well-stocked cellars and taste Amarone, the rich, dry red wine made from partially dried grapes. Start with a guided tour of the best Valpolicella wine cellar before moving onto Amarone vineyards, owned by one of the most renowned wine makers in Italy and set in the beautiful rolling hillsides surrounding Verona. Here you will learn all about the characteristics of the various grape varieties and the viticulture behind Valpolicella wine. Then, continue to one of the finest examples of Renaissance buildings just 30 minutes from Verona. The villa is famous for its magnificent fireplaces, featuring stone-carved recherché creatures that are both a wonder and a mystery to behold. The villa’s architecture is typical of sixteenth-century Italy, symmetric but versatile, and designed to revive the Golden Age. While there, you will learn how to cook some of the dishes traditionally served in this region, as the villa’s head chef takes you through a late-morning cooking class entitled, "The Pearls of our Cuisine: Pasta and Amarone." Learn the fundamentals of fresh pasta-making in all its different forms and find out about the delicious sauces and condiments that traditionally accompany it. You will also be shown how to make braised beef with Amarone and, to top it all off, the chef will introduce you to sbrisolona, the delectable, crumbly Italian sweet. The chefs of the villa will do their best to please you with fine, traditional cuisine complemented with the best local wines. Taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness, which is reminiscent of roasted almonds. Indulge in the gourmet lunch before the monstrous fireplaces in one of the spectacular halls of the villa. Finally, digest your meal with a stroll in the idyllic and mesmerizing landscape surrounding the villa. Gaze out onto the vineyards that spread out for miles under the Italian sun, as they have done for hundreds of years.

Verona: Italian Veggie Meal Private Cooking Class

7. Verona: Italian Veggie Meal Private Cooking Class

If you are in the beautiful Verona, have a passion for the Italian food & wine tradition and are into vegetarian & healthy recipes, this is something you really can't miss!  This is a hands-on cooking class during which you'll learn how to make a vegetarian 3-course meal according to the Italian and Mediterranean tradition. You'll be given fresh and authentic ingredients and you'll be shown how to use them, respect them, and get the most out of their taste and properties. There's a very specific - although not too difficult - technique to "manipulate" and assemble the ingredients: this is just one of the secrets you'll discover and learn during this class. At the end of the lesson, you'll enjoy a lunch made with the ingredients you used and cooked by yourself. The lunch will be accompanied by two glasses of wine. By the end of the seminar you'll be given the recipes (printed and in English) of the dishes you prepared so that, in case you don't remember them, you could easily re-create them at home!

Verona: Italian Pasta Fresca Cooking Class

8. Verona: Italian Pasta Fresca Cooking Class

An Italian cooking class about pasta fresca (fresh pasta), which will start with chef Davide welcoming you with his brothers and parents in his trattoria to discover the handmade pasta. Entering the family kitchen, equipped with a rolling pin and apron, Davide will involve you in the preparation of the homemade pasta fresca.  You will discover the secrets taking part in the selection of quality ingredients along with the techniques passed down by generations that lead to the production of the lasagne, which make this restaurant a very unique and appreciated place. The activity will end with a lunch (or dinner) where you'll get the chance to eat the lasagne you've prepared during the class, accompanied by the well-known wines of Valpolicella. After the experience, you'll return home, not only mastering the techniques of homemade Italian pasta fresca, but also with a special gift from Trattoria Caprini and a baggage of flavors and traditions that will be hard to forget. The activity lasts for approximately 5 hours (1.5 - hour round trip and 3.5 - hour cooking class).

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 80 reviews

All the other reviews are true! The class was amazing and Christina is really good at what she does. She's very passionate, takes her time and answers all questions you might have. She's constantly checking how everyone is doing and gives positive reinforcement. She explained everything in such a way that it's super easy to do it yourself at home but the taste of the food is still restaurant quality. On top of that she changed some ingredients/dishes because I'm lactose intolerant so that was very thoughtful and kind of her. I wish I stayed longer in Verona so I could have taken her other classes!

Fantastic experience cooking with Christina! We were greeted right on time., the facility was clean and welcoming, instruction was clear and easy to understand, and best of all the food that we made was excellent. 5-star experience!

This was an amazing experience! All of us learned a lot, we laughed a lot and would go back and spend more time with the chef as soon as we can.

It was amazing, great chef to instruct us and delicious food! We had a lovely time Highly recommend!

Cristina was so kind and lovely, and explain lot about the italian gelato.