Cooking Classes In Italy
Discover the secrets of Italian cuisine during our one-day cooking classes in Italy.
If you are planning a trip to Italy, you already know food will be a fundamental part of your trip, and you can delve deeply into the regional cuisine of Italy with our cooking classes that will allow you to learn local recipes, acquire sound cooking skills, master new techniques, and prepare multi-course menus that you will enjoy after your Italian cooking class by sitting down for a wonderful meal with wine.
Most Popular Regional Italian Cooking Classes
- Amalfi Coast: Experience our cooking classes on the Amalfi Coast and learn regional seafood recipes as well as delicious pastas like “gnocchi a la Sorrentina.” The region is rich in produce, fresh cheeses (this is the land of mozzarella) and of course lemons!
- Rome: Our Rome cooking classes are some of our most popular. Anyone visiting the Eternal City can get a taste of Roman cuisine during our Rome cooking classes, including carbonara, amatriciana, and more.
- Tuscany: Our cooking classes in Tuscany feature traditional Tuscan cuisine, including rich soups, pasta dishes, and meats. Our most popular Tuscany cooking classes are our cooking classes in Florence, but we offer plenty of cooking classes in the countryside as well.
Scroll down to see more regions where we offer cooking classes in Italy!
Our Italy One-Day Classes
ItalyCittà di Castello – Truffle Hunt and Demonstration
One-Day Class Starting At $215
ItalyTavarnelle Val di Pesa – Lesson with Chefs Cecilia and Massimo
One-Day Class Starting At $175
ItalyCastellina in Chianti – Cooking at a Wine Estate with Chef Laura
One-Day Class Starting At $260
ItalyRome (Mazzano Romano) – Lesson with a Professional Chef
One-Day Class Starting At $195
ItalyOne-Day Cooking Class in Rome with Market Visit
One-Day Class Starting At $100
ItalySan Remo – Pizza or Pasta Lesson with Chef Nino
One-Day Class Starting At $270
ItalyAmalfi – Lesson with Giovanna and Ramona in a Lemon Grove
One-Day Class Starting At $210
Other One-Day Cooking Classes in Italy
- Basilicata: Southern Italian cuisine is a “poor” cuisine based on a few simple but delicious ingredients that you will learn to pair masterfully during our cooking classes in Italy. In Basilicata that means home grown produce, fresh seafood, meats, grains, and olive oil, all of which you can use in our cooking classes in Basilicata.
- Emilia Romagna: Journey to the land of prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano for our cooking classes in Emilia Romagna and taste the bounty of this region. Stuffed pastas, rich stews, and delicious desserts are staples of our cooking classes in Emilia Romagna.
- Liguria: Our Italian cooking classes in Liguria feature such staples as pasta al pesto Genovese, Ligurian focaccia, pansotti, and savories pastries. The coast provides plenty of seafood, and other regional dishes you can explore in our Italy cooking classes feature chickpeas and olives.
- Lombardia/Lakes Region: Your cooking classes in Italy and the Lombardy region will feature regional dishes such as rice (more common than pasta in this region), as well as beef, pork, butter, and wonderful cheeses.
- Sicily: Sicily cuisine is diverse, ranging from pastas and soups to fish, meats, and even couscous. From coast to coast discover in our Sicily cooking classes the fruits, nuts, olives, and produce that form Sicilian cuisine.
- Umbria: The Umbrian cuisine you will explore in your cooking classes in Italy will feature hearty pastas, truffles, and legumes such as favas, lentils, and chickpeas. Cured and fresh meats, grains, and nuts also lend themselves to this richly flavorful cuisine.
- Veneto: The Adriatic sea beckons you for a cooking class in Italy and the Veneto region. Enjoy learning to make “cicchetti” (small Ventian-style tapas), delicious pastas, and amazing seafood dishes. Pair them after your Italian cooking class with wonderful Veneto wines.
What to Expect in Our Cooking Classes in Italy
Here are some frequent questions our culinary travelers ask when booking our cooking classes in Italy:
Are your Italian cooking classes “hands-on?”
Yes! You will do the cooking yourself, preparing your own regional menu.
Who teaches your cooking classes in Italy?
The instructor for our cooking classes in Italy depends on the specific class. Sometimes they will be taught by a local cooking instructor, a local caterer, a Michelin-star chef, a restauranteur, or even a passionate home cook with a great knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. The chefs for our cooking classes in Italy usually speak English (where they do not there will be an interpreter present), and our chefs are all dedicated to sharing their knowledge of Italian cuisine with our culinary travelers during our cooking classes in Italy.
Where are the cooking classes in Italy held?
We offer Italian cooking classes throughout Italy, and the venue changes from place to place. Your cooking class in Italy might be at a local cooking school, at a restaurant, or even in a private home.
What can I expect to learn during The International Kitchen’s cooking classes in Italy?
Our cooking classes in Italy last around 2-3 hours and include the preparation of 3 or 4 courses, including antipasti, first courses (pasta, rice, or soup), main courses (meat and fish), and desserts. When possible, your Italian cooking class will visit the local market, and it will always end with a delectable meal based on what you made during your Italian cooking class.