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Classic Emilian Street food: Gnocco fritto & Tigelle Masterclass

Location:Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Bologna
Duration:3 hours
Experience:Private
Reviews:4.5 ★ (16)
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Nothing beats Gnocco fritto and Tigelle when it comes to street food. Every city in the region names them in a different way. Gnocco fritto is called “Gnoc frìt” in Modena and Reggio Emilia, “torta fritta” in Parma, “pinzino” in Ferrara, and “crescentina” in Bologna. Tigelle are also known as crescentine.

Gnocco fritto seems to have Celtic origins, and until the 60s it was the food of the farmers working all day long in the fields. While Tigelle take their name from the tile used to cook them.

Now, they a go-to snack for locals, and are often enjoyed at aperitivo time in the evenings. These pillows of fried dough are meltingly soft and packed with flavour: tear them open and fill them with creamy squacquerone cheese, or pleasing slices of the region’s signature cured hams. They’re so morish, and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of sparkling wine.

Learn how to roll out the dough, cut it in the typical shape and fry it in seed oil or, as is more traditional, lard.

After the lesson, have a delightful lunch or dinner, where you'll taste the fruits of your labour accompanied by local cheese, charcuterie and a selection of wines. Buon appetito!

This cooking lesson is a great choice if you want to improve your cooking skills and learn a timeless and traditional Emilian recipe. Surprise your friends and family when you recreate the flavours of Italy back at home. The perfect thing to cook when you’re dreaming of Italy.

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Sophia - Jan 2020
Amazing host
Dear Francesca, I can’t tell you how wonderful the experience was with Speranza B. and her husband. From the start they worked so patiently with
314junjun - Dec 2019
Florence
At first i did not realize that i booked that you need to to a house but i really love and enjoyed our experience i will highly recommend this
Chad - Dec 2019
Daniela was our host and the meal was truly once in a lifetime. It felt like a six course meal! She treated us with class and respect. The food
Nicole - Dec 2019
This was really lovely! We enjoy taking cooking classes when we travel. It was great to shop the market and then cook in our hosts home. Great
Babercrombie - Dec 2019
Absolutely Perfect Evening
No question, this was the highlight of our trip and the activity that is squarely at the top of my list to repeat on our next visit. Marzia and