Cooking Lessons in Bologna

Cookery School in Italy - Fresh Pasta Making Classes in Bologna With Local Market Tour.

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If you decide to stay in Bologna for your holidays, it is a good idea to take one of our cookery classes that focus on the the local cuisine such as the art of egg pasta. The day starts as early as 9 am and the guests will meet the chef at a designated  point in the central Bologna. From there you will go to the the local market for a tour to buy the ingredients. We run the pasta making classes on most days (excluding Sundays and national holidays) and you can join an existing group or you can book the whole kitchen just for you, in the event that  you are travelling with your family or want to book an incentive activity for your company.

Once the group has purchased the ingredients , the chef will take you to his state of the art and brand new kitchen. Of course these classes are hands-on and all participants will prepare the dishes on the menu'. As Bologna is known world-wide for its fresh egg pasta such as tagliatelle alla Bolognese, the student will prepare these traditional dishes. So rest assured that you will have to mix egg and flour to obtain some springy dough that will end up cut in thin stripes.
The students will have lunch in the kitchen and of course you will be eating what you have been preparing that morning.

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Amazing food - Cook like a pro in Modena, learn fresh pasta and Balsamic vinegar, Cookery lessons for a day from 9 am till 1 pm.

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Special - Don't forget to come to Modena for some cookery lessons, Modena is a very pleasant town in Emilila Romagna only 20 minutes by train from Bologna. Modena is famous of course for the balsamic vinegar and the Ferrari super cars.

New - 3 gourmet food tour plus cookery lessons in Modena. The day start at 8.30 am from Modena or from 7.30 if you stay in Bologna.

An interesting addition in our activity holidays in Italy is the 3 gourmet food tour in Modena. The tour will start in the morning at 8 am with a Parmesan cheese production visit in English, after that the group will visit a Traditional balsamic vinegar producer for a tour and tasting. The day will continue with a mini cookery lesson that will focus on local dished such as, gnocco fritto (types of breads) and fresh egg pasta, as well as the cheese and the vinegar from Modena.

Find out more about our cookery school here

Food tour with Cooking Class in Modena


Don't miss this chance- Culatello ham making class and salami curing techniques.

For the amateur and professional alike we offer meat curing classes with our master salter. In one morning you will learn how to select, cut and start the preparation of Italian cured cold cuts. Our experienced teachers will guide step by step in the preparation of this traditional products. The outcome will be left to age correctly in the brick cellar under great supervision. Once the product is ready you can have shipped home.

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by Janice on Emilia Delizia

We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!

by Bing Liem on Emilia Delizia
Emilia Delizia

The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!

by Avihai on Emilia Delizia

Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.

Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.

by Johnathan on Emilia Delizia
Super food and super cars

The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.

Thank you!

by Susan on Emilia Delizia
Lovely food tour and cooking class

Hi Gabriele:

I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.

Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge

by Simone&Vasco on Emilia Delizia
Food tour in Modena

The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide

by Kimie on Emilia Delizia
Fantastic Tour!!

It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.

by Shirley on Emilia Delizia
Gourmet tour

Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).

by Jennifer S. on Emilia Delizia
Tour Extraordinaire!

My family felt our first trip to Italy must include a tour of a Parmesan Cheese Factory so when I stumbled on this website several months ago I had no idea what I treasure I found! From the moment I submitted a request for the tour, my experience with Emilia Delizia was first rate. Gabriele provided excellent customer service by patiently answering all my questions to guide me through the selection and reservation of our Foodie Delight Tour. Paolo, our driver, was prompt, cordial and knowledgeable about the processes we were observing and the area in general conveying loads of information with his well-developed English speaking skills. Our stop in Modena fell on a Saturday so we were quite fortunate to end up with a private tour which allowed us to have a nice, personal interaction with the people at each site. Everyone was friendly, generous with the tastings and we never felt rushed to move along to the next location. Now that we have returned to the states, my family agrees this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip. I was really looking forward to this excursion and am glad to report it exceeded my expectations.

by Roy on Emilia Delizia
Ferrari test Drive

Unbelievable!!! Totally recommend the full hour to anyone and was more than I expected.
I also want to recognize Alex Pignone who accompanied me,He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I have known Him forever and where two friends out for a cruise.
Thank You for allowing me to get one more item off my bucket list.

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