From Milano to Palermo: The 6 best cooking classes in Italy

Do you want to learn how to cook authentic Italian food? Check out our roundup of the 6 best Italian cooking classes and learn how to cook pasta, pizza and more with local experts who’ll teach you all their tips and tricks to mastering Italian cuisine!

From classic carbonara to heart-warming lasagna or a perfectly crispy pizza, there’s so much delicious Italian food to be eaten! It’s time to embrace your inner Italian in the kitchen at one of Eatwith’s many cooking classes in Italy. Not only will you savor some of the country’s most mouthwatering dishes, but you’ll also master the art of making them yourself. 

Here are the 6 top-rated cooking classes for you to try on your next trip to Italy.

Pasta-making class with a local in Bologna

Join Antonio in his Bologna kitchen for a hands-on Italian cooking class and learn how to make delicious pasta from scratch. This small-group cooking class takes place in an intimate home setting, giving you the chance to learn all his tips and tricks to perfecting pasta while tasting some of Bologna’s most delicious dishes.

Book your seat at Antonio’s pasta cooking class here.

Traditional risotto cooking class in Milan

In this authentic risotto cooking class hosts Edigio and Chiara will teach you their expert techniques to learn how to make the perfect risotto. You’ll master the basics of cooking risotto and you’ll get to try three different versions, such as risotto alla milanese, risotto alla monzese, risotto with mushrooms, or risotto with seasonal ingredients. You’ll also enjoy traditional Italian appetizers and complimentary wine during this fun 3-hour risotto cooking class. 

Book your seat at Edigio and Chiaria’s risotto cooking class here

Learn how to make authentic Italian pizza in Florence

In this cooking class you’ll learn the art of making the perfect pizza dough from a true Italian mamma! Host Patrizia is a Florence local who’ll share all the secrets of classic Italian cuisine with you in her amazing pizza cooking class. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make everything from scratch, then gather around the table to enjoy your own handmade food, complemented with wine from Patrizia’s family’s vineyard.

Book your seat at Patrizia’s pizza cooking class here

Gourmet Roman cooking class and dinner at a chef’s house

Take your cooking skills to the next level at this 3-hour, small-group cooking class in Rome. Chef Paolo will teach you all of the secrets to cooking authentic Italian recipes ranging from classic Roman appetizers to desserts, homemade pasta and traditional Tiramisu.  After the cooking class you’ll sit down with your host to taste your very own culinary masterpiece, paired with delicious local wines.

Book your seat at Chef Paolo’s Roman cooking class here

Learn how to make pasta from scratch in Naples

Scialatielli, fettuccine, ravioli, cappellacci…you’ll learn everything you need to know about making pasta from scratch! Become a pasta aficionado as you master the art of kneading, rolling and shaping different kinds of pasta like a pro with host Gaetano in Naples. More than just a classic cooking class, you’ll cook in small groups while sharing tips and stories in Gaetano’s welcoming home.

Book your seat at Gaetano’s pasta making class here

Sicilian market tour and cooking class in Palermo 

Fulvio in Palermo hosts a completely customizable Sicilian cooking class and food tour of La Vucciria,  Palermo’s most famous local market. Discover the market, stock up on local ingredients and uncover the secrets to cooking some of the most popular Italian recipes. In this cooking class, Fulvio will teach you how to make classic Sicilian dishes from scratch, along with a handful of useful tips so that you can continue to master Italian cuisine yourself. 

Book your seat at Fulvio’s Sicilian market tour and cooking class here

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