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Milan: 5-Hour Cookery Class and Market Tour

Product ID: 49174
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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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Apron to take home (available to purchase on request)

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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
Know before you go
• 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

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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

Fantastic and fun way of learning the secrets of italian cuisine

Our Chef Clara brought our team of six apprentices to a local market and taught us how to select properly local seasonal products; this activity included of course some sampling of delicious cheeses. Back in her kitchen we learned to prepare 4 different dishes, including how to prepare pasta from scratch and a nice 'torta'. The teaching is in a real house kitchen, so you learn with utensils that you have at home, although hers has nothing to envy a restaurant's kitchen. You also learn some basic tricks on how to organize yourself to prepare all the dishes in sequence so you don't end up with one of them under- or overcooked. Making pasta was fun and easy, and far less messy as I expected. She keeps an eye on each one of the participants, and helps you understand and achieve the techniques quite easily. There were other similar offers, but she is the only one that included the visit to the market, plus she and her husband make the best Italian hosts. Highly recommended!!

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October 30, 2016

First class, accessible, professional and fun. A must to experience!!

Clara is professionally trained in culinary, pastry and is a sommelier!! Her well equipped spotless kitchen and home is close to an amazing and bountiful market. Using only the freshest of organic ingredients she has designed seasonal menus that appeal to all tastes and all skill levels. You will return home feeling more confident and certainly more knowledgeable about Italian Cuisine and actually 'roll up your sleeves' and make that pasta!! I can still taste the stuffed and baked artichokes and oh...the risotto was so delicious!! Remember the 'wave'!! You too will have a complete recipe booklet to take home and replicate the menu. This is a cooking experience you do not want to miss out on!! If I was in Milan or area I would most definitely be retuning for another class. And thank you to Marco, Clara's husband for the yummy homemade Lemoncello to accompany our dessert!! With gratitude, Bob & Cathy xox

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April 6, 2016

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Product ID: 49174