ciao laura
Fresh cheeses on display
Pasta Bolognese

In the kitchen in Bologna

Bologna, capital of Emilia Romagna region - Italian food lovers' paradise - is known all around the world for its tortellini, lasagna and tagliatelle with ragu’ alla Bolognese.

For those who want to learn how to make typical dishes of Emilia-Romagna and spend a day with a local Italian family, we organize daily cooking lessons in Bologna center at a private home with natives of the region who will share their passion for all of the scrumptious flavors famous in their region such as fresh parmigiano-reggiano cheese, stuffed pasta, rich sauces and delicious balsamic vinegar from Modena! What's not to love about this day? Find out for yourself.....your taste buds will thank you!

A typical Market in Bologna

In the morning, you will meet with your hosts in the center of Bologna. You will visit the colorful food market, called “Mercato di mezzo”, where the most beautiful food shops of Bologna are located.

The mouthwatering windows show all the Italian first quality products such as prosciutto di Parma, culatello di Zibello, mortadella, zampone, salami, parmigiano reggiano cheese, ricotta, season fruits and vegetables and much more.

During your walking tour through the market, you will gather the ingredients for your late afternoon cooking lesson.

Salumi e Parmigiano

The cooking class is taught in English in the kitchen of a private home in Bologna center with a typical Italian family cook. The cooking lesson itself is approximately 3 hours in length and includes a multi-course traditional Bolognese meal with delicious regional wine - and of course great conversation in the home of a friendly native Italian family!

PRICE PER PERSON

230 Euro

Min 2 per day - solo travelers welcome to join group

Included:

  • Guided visit to the famous Bologna food markets
  • Aperitif
  • 3 hour hands-on cooking lesson
  • Dinner with selected regional wines
  • Italian recipe book
  • Traditional Italian hand-printed apron

Register Now! >>

Terms of Payment:

    For all one day courses, payment is due in full to confirm the booking. The deposit is non-refundable unless the class is canceled by the school itself for unforeseen reasons at which time any monies paid will be returned in full, less credit card or wiring fees.

    Please note that the price does not include transportation, room and board or any other excursions.

    We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering.

    No refunds will be provided for any non-refundable amounts paid unless the class or course is canceled by the school due to unforeseeable reasons and in this instance, we are not held responsible for anything other than refunding the monies paid, less wiring and credit card fees. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible for any additional refunds of purchases made by the students for travel related expenses, or otherwise.

    Testimonial:

    "First of all, thank you to Laura for being so wonderful and helpful in the booking process. You always responded extremely quickly and answered all of the many questions (both mine and my mother’s!) without hesitation.   I felt that you genuinely cared, even though we have never met. Without you, my trip would not have been possible.

    I have been to Italy several times, on my own, with family and friends, and for school, but with each trip I have always felt that there was something missing. I longed to feel that I was experiencing life as an Italian and not just a tourist – something I have discovered is extremely difficult, no matter how long you stay for or how many times you return to a city.  My stay with Raffaella, Marcello and Francesca was, however, very different.  From the moment Marcello picked me up from the train station, I immediately felt comfortable – something not always common when traveling as a female by yourself.  I was welcomed into their home as if I was a relative passing through town.  We cooked, we ate, we drank and I was given personal tours of the food market, parmesan factory and traditional balsamic vinegar farm.  If you are reading this and thinking “of course you were given those tours, it’s what you paid for!” you would be right, but only in part.  These are the things that the Bolognese are incredibly proud of, it’s part of their heritage and part of their daily life.  I even remember Marcello passionately discussing, as only Italians can, with the local macellaio (or butcher) where the best mortadella is made.  They opened their home, their life, their minds, their hearts and exposed me to a way of life I have never experienced.  I left with their friendship, an indebting gratitude and although I was only there for a short period, part of me will remain forever changed because of them."

    A. Hall, Canada

     

Ciao Laura Logo

 

 

book now right

 

Parmigiano Reggiano Factory!

Cooking Lessons in Italy

SECRETS OF VENICE MARKET TOUR & COOKING LESSON »
VENETIAN CLASSICS™ »
TESTACCIO MARKET TOUR & HANDS-ON COOKING LESSON IN ROME »
A TASTE OF ROME™ - IN ROMAN CAFE»
BELLA TUSCANY »
COOKING AND WINE ON SARDINIA »
GUILIANO HAZAN IN VENETO »
CIPRIANI COOKING SCHOOL VENICE »

ARTISAN COOKING IN TUSCANY »
TUSCAN OLIVE HARVEST »
NEW YEARS EVE IN TUSCANY»
SYMPHONY OF PASTA »
MARKET TOUR & HANDS-ON COOKING LESSON IN BOLOGNA »
ONE WEEK IN DELICIOUS BOLOGNA »
FOODIE'S DELIGHT EMILIA-ROMAGNA »
MOZZARELLA FACT TOUR & TASTING IN SORRENTO >>
SIMPLY DELICIOUS IN SORRENTO »
A TASTE OF SORRENTO™ »
SORRENTO ESCAPE™ »
PIZZA AL FORNO IN SORRENTO™ »
PIZZA PIE IN THE SKY™ IN RAVELLO »
NEAPOLITAN PASTRY AMALFI COAST »
SIMPLY MEDITERREAN™ SORRENTO »
HANDS-ON PRAIANO (AMALFI COAST) »
SIMPLY NEAPOLITAN™ SORRENTO
»
CULINARY DECADENCE ON CAPRI »

 

StartupNation Winner 2009

Ciao Laura has been recognized as a 2007 Top 10 Yummiest Company in the Home-Based 100 Winners

Ciao Laura has been recognized as a 2007 Top 10 Highest Vote Getters in the Home-Based 100 Winners

Member of ASTA - Link opens in new window

Member of Slow Food USA

Link to Slow Travel Web-site - Opens in New Page

Free Eurail Select Pass!


 

 

 

 

Ciao Laura, LLC All Rights Reserved | Terms and Conditions | Forms of Payment | Privacy Policy | Links | Contact Ciao Laura

 

 

 

rail europe filcoo venere Translate This Page Select Italy