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Taormina: Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

1. Taormina: Sicilian Cooking Class & Market Tour

Spend a morning in Taormina learning how to cook delicious Sicilian food from a professional chef. At the end of the class, participants enjoy the lunch they created along with wine. Meeting at 10:00 AM at the Arch of Porta Messina, the activity starts with a guided tour of the market of Taormina. Shopping for fresh ingredients, the group will enjoy learning about the local products. Back at the restaurant the chef will explain the recipes in program while guests take a break for coffee. The preparation and the cooking of the food will then start, with the making of hand-made pasta a highlight. Once the dishes are prepared, everybody is invited to the table for the typical local lunch with accompanying wines. Afterwards, each participant will receive a certificate and an autographed apron as a souvenir of this special day.  

Taormina: Half-Day Pizza Making Class

2. Taormina: Half-Day Pizza Making Class

Discover the secret to making an authentic Italian pizza at a half-day pizza making course in Taormina. Held in a pizzeria in the beautiful resort town, the class is led by a professional pizza maker, who will demonstrate how to prepare and bake a perfect pizza. Learn the basics of pizza preparation, following the simple advice and techniques demonstrated by your guide. Enjoy a hands-on experience as you discover how to make perfect pizza dough, get tips on what goes into a good pizza sauce, and hear how to have fun with pizza toppings. Learn the importance of a good wheat flour rich in gluten, water, and fresh yeast, discover how to stretch your dough, and how to transform it into something everyone will want to eat. Then, enjoy your pizzas for a complete meal that also includes mixed bruschetta, complimentary mineral water and soft drinks, and some local wine. Before you leave, your chef will present you with a pizza certificate to confirm that you are now a qualified pizza cook.

Arancino Making Class in Taormina

3. Arancino Making Class in Taormina

Learn to cook Sicilian Arancini, starting from cooking the filling, preparing the crust and secrets and techniques to make the right shape. Available also for Gluten Free and Lactose intolerant, Vegetarian, Vegan and other food intolerances. Coffee Break Apron included Water, Wine and Soft Drinks A meal with all the Arancini you made Arancini, Arancini, Arancini Certificate

Taormina: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Taormina: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home. You will enjoy an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes which have been treasured in family cookbooks passed down by authentic Italian "mammas". You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality, as you connect with local people. A 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert will be served, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). At the conclusion of your experience, you can take your souvenir back home, an official apron.

Taormina: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

5. Taormina: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

Discover what makes an Italian local market distinct and learn how to recognize the best produce with the help of a local expert. Experience the joy of Italian food in a cooking class at a local home and savor the food you make over some red and white wines. During the lesson, your host will reveal their own personal secrets to making three authentic recipes. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with all the necessary ingredients and tools to make the dishes.  Finish your meal with a hot cup of coffee, and feel connected to a local cook. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you forever.

Taormina: Cannolo Cooking Class with Completion Certificate

6. Taormina: Cannolo Cooking Class with Completion Certificate

Our chef will teach you how to prepare a crusty shell, used to cover Cannoli, the typical Sicilian sweet. You will knead with your hands and fry the dough into the peculiar shape. You will also see how the cream is prepared to fill up Cannoli’s shell, starting from the traditional Ricotta sweet up to the custard. At the end of the cooking class you will taste the Cannoli prepared with your hands! What is Included: Coffee Break Water, Wine and Soft Drinks Final snack Cannoli, Cannoli and Cannoli Certificate

Taormina: Market Tour and Home-Cooked Meal

7. Taormina: Market Tour and Home-Cooked Meal

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, this is a fantastic way to learn the locals' wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. You can visit the local market with your "Cesarina", enjoying the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, you will attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. You will sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Taormina: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Taormina: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. Throughout the lesson, your cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and will also have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Next, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Taormina

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 79 reviews

It was a lovely experience to learn how to do Pizza! The Chef Mimmo was really helpful and showed us in detail how to do the dough, open it, and actually cook the pizza! We did our own pizza and had it for lunch! Lovely experience for all ages, including our young children (ages 8,5,2)! We simply loved it :)

Super - small group. Very sweet, funny and competent chefs. We made bread, pasta and pizza - breaks with snacks and wine/water before finally eating our cooked food. We rolled away - so much food, and good atmosphere

Great course. Perfectly organized despite the high number of participants. All steps of pizza making are explained. In addition, delicious food and, as an extra, learned how pasta is made.

It was excellent! The recipes were original and we did everything ourselves which was super nice!

Such a fun experience! Highly recommend, especially for the whole family!