Home cooking and chefs
Meet our friendly, English-speaking hosts and chefs for informal and fun classes and enjoy your creations at the table.
Our popular home cooking experiences are hosted by local “mamma” who are willing to share their old practices in their own kitchen. You get the chance to enter a private home and spend half-day in a cozy and warm setting.
Alternatively, classes can be led by professional chefs in restaurants or in farmhouses.
Most cooking venues are located in the countryside, therefore transport is needed to get there and the cost of a driver is not included in the rate of the class.
Ingredients are strictly seasonal. Menus generally include four courses and change accordingly to the season, number of participants and time available. Our menu typically features one “antipasto” (starter), first course, main, dessert.
Some examples of recipes, meant just to give an idea, might be: vegetable soufflé topped with cheese fondue; local egg-pasta “tajarin” or risotto; roasted pork with hazelnut sauce or braised beef cooked slowly in wine; traditional “bonet” (similar to a flan made from eggs, milk, amaretti cookies and cocoa powder).
The rate includes
Truly an exclusive experience which combines a traditional Piedmontese cooking class with a wine tasting of 5 wines including Barolo and Barbaresco. The location is a Barolo winery located a few miles outside of Alba, which is set up with a professional, but warm, kitchen where the family and the chef will make you feel at home.
The menu of the class (and of the meal) includes a starter, a pasta course, a main course and dessert. During the cooking class you can start the tasting of the first 2 wines, while the remaining three will be served during the meal (lunch or dinner). The experience starts at 10:30am or 4:30pm.
Included activities during or after the cooking class:
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Enrich your cooking experience by requesting a guided tour of a produce market where you can purchase some of the ingredients needed for the class. The tour can be held by the chef or by one of our specialized tour guides. Please note that open air markets are available only on specific days of the week.
Location: Alba or Turin