During your stay you will join your host family for a few days of wonderful excursions, including shopping at fresh markets and visits to local food producers.
You also have the opportunity to visit traditional producers of Parmigiano Reggiano, extra virgin olive oil, Prosciutto di Parma, aged balsamic vinegar plus other specialties and handcrafted products of the region.
Meet at Bologna airport or train station.
Private transfer to your accomodations situated in the heart of Bologna.
In the early morning, you'll leave to visit a Parmigiano Reggiano --parmesan cheese factory to see all the steps in the production of the "King of the cheeses", learn about how to recognize the real Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and finish the visit with a tasting of the product at various ages.
Then you will proceed to a Balsamic Vinegar producer nearby for the visit. During the visit you see where the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is aged and it is explained how Balsamico is produced and how to recognize the real one. The visit ends with a tasting of the product at various ages, up to 25 years old.
After the visits, back to Bologna.
Afternoon and dinner free, after a busy day, for a rest or walking in Bologna center.
In the morning you walk to Bologna central food market, that consists of a couple of narrow roads with beautiful and colorful stands and shops showing fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, local salumi. At the market, you'll learn about the traditional regional products such as Mortadella of Bologna, Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello and others and buy the ingredients for our afternoon cooking lesson.
Free lunch and free time to stroll in Bologna center.
In the afternoon hands-on cooking class based on traditional recipes of Emilia Romagna region.
You will learn how to make egg-pasta from scratch, knead with your hands and roll with the rolling-pin. We will make some of the most famous recipes of Bologna such as tortellini in broth, tagliatelle with ragu' alla bolognese --bolognese meat sauce, tortelloni with ricotta and spinach filling, lasagna.
After the cooking class, that lasts 3-4 hours, you taste what you have prepared together for our farewell dinner in family.
Day Four - Departure Day
Private transfer to Bologna airport or train station
PRICE PER PERSON
Please inquire for availablity and pricing, based on availabity at time of booking
Minimum of 2 persons
Included in this package:
• 3 nights in Bologna center
• Visit to Parmigiano Reggiano --Parmesan cheese-- factory and tasting
• Visit to Balsamic Vinegar of Modena producer and tasting
• Bologna food market visit with English speaking guide
• Italian hands-on cooking lesson held in English
• Dinner after the cooking lesson with selected regional wines included
• Recipe book in English
• Traditional Italian hand printed apron
• Private transfers and assistance on arrival and at departure (from and to Bologna train station or airport)
• All local taxes
Not included in this package:
Terms of Payment and Cancellation fees are as follow:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable at time of booking to confirm your participation in the course, as described above.
Remaining payment of 70% is due 75 days prior to arrival. If booking this course within 75 days of the course date, payment is due in full at time of booking.
Penalty for cancellation of booking is 50% of total payment, less the non-refundable deposit if the clients cancels the the booking more than 30 days prior to arrival. Penalty for cancellation is 100% penalty in the event of cancellation by the client less than 30 days prior to arrival.
We highly recommend travel insurance to cover any changes in your itinerary due to unforesseable occurences at the time of booking.