My Grandmother used to say: “Learn the art and put it aside”

Cooking workshops are “special educational activities”; they offer students the opportunity to learn about Italian traditions and culture and to experience the hospitality of a population that is strongly attached to its roots. The authentic cookery workshops allow you to explore the dishes typical of the region, which are not limited to pasta and pizza!

Our cuisine is one of the richest and most varied of Italy, thanks to the climate and geographic location (nestled between the sea and the mountains): spaghetti with clams, pizza, buffalo mozzarella, Caprese salad, aubergine parmigiana, baba, sfogliatelle…, there is something for everyone, even those with the most discerning palates.

Lessons are not taught by TV celebrities or starred chefs but by Italian grandmothers who have spent most of their life preparing dishes for the whole family and who still use the recipes passed down through generations. Remember: cooking is never just about cooking; it’s about love, family, traditions, and spending time with our loved ones.

Pasta fatta in casa

Fresh Pasta Workshop

Fresh home-made pasta is one of the most important traditions of Italian cuisine. Fusilli, ravioli and tagliatelle are just some of the specialties that you will learn to make in the fresh pasta-making course.

pizza immagine

Pizza Making Workshop

Special ingredients and leavening and cooking time are some of the secrets to preparing the perfect pizza. You will learn all the basic steps (from making the pizza dough to leavening, and cooking in a wood oven) according to local tradition..

Dolci fatti in casa

Baking Class

Fresh home-made pasta is one of the most important traditions of Italian cuisine. Fusilli, ravioli and tagliatelle are just some of the specialties that you will learn to make in the fresh pasta-making course.

Conserve

"Preserving" Workshop

The custom of preserving tomatoes at the end of summer is an ancient tradition that is very popular throughout Italy, as is preserving seasonal vegetables such as aubergine, pumpkin or artichoke in oil or making fruit jam.

Ricamo a mano immagine

Embroidery Workshop

You will be introduced to the basic skills you’ll need to design and create your very first embroideries. A hand embroidery workshop to help you discover a traditional artisan craft passed down from mother to daughter.

Uncinetto

Crochet Workshop

The ancient art of crochet is popular with grandmothers who teach their grandchildren how to make home-made decorations, blankets, doilies, lace trim, and handbags.

It is never too late to learn something new.

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Cooking Workshops

On Sundays, Italian women traditionally make fresh home-made pasta for lunch. You can’t get married in the South of Italy unless you know how to make fusilli or ravioli! You will learn traditional skills passed down from generation to generation: how to make homemade pasta, rolling techniques and how to create different shapes with your hands.

A two-hour workshop with the family, in which you will make and try delicious dishes.

Pizza Making Workshops

Do you know why Campania has the best pizza in the world? Because we have the best ingredients: Mozzarella di Bufala, made from the milk of buffaloes raised in the area, the San Marzano Tomato, a local tomato variety with protected designation of origin [DOP], and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced in local oil mills.

A two-hour workshop in a local pizzeria, where you will make, cook and eat your own pizza.

Baking Class

The babà, with its delicate aroma of rum and soft pastry, is the king of Neapolitan cakes. Pastiera Napoletana is a Neapolitan Easter cake consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell with a creamy ricotta and wheat grain filling. Sfogliatella is to die for and consists of a puff pastry shell with a sweet ricotta, crème pâtissière and amarena cherry filling. During the workshop, you’ll be our master chef and will learn to make a variety of delicious cakes

“Preserving” Workshops

Every season bears special fruits suitable for preserves. This provides us with another opportunity to spend time together and learn something new. Everyone has their own family recipe, but the most important things are quality ingredients, seasonal produce and simple recipes.

Hand Embroidery Class

Embroidered sheets and curtains are part of every woman’s trousseau. Meticulous works created by skilled embroiderers who spend entire days embroidering. Precise, detailed embroidery to create artistic masterpieces. All you need to get started are: a small piece of linen, an embroidery needle, scissors, embroidery thread, a little patience and a great desire to have fun.

Crochet Workshops

You will be introduced to the world of crochet and learn the basic terminology, the classic stitches and how to make your first doily.

A good grip, steady hand and patience are all you need to start. A desire to learn and spend few hours together is also important.

Workshops are open to all. Children are welcome.