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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 ★ (160)
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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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It was an amazing experience. The personal touch of the host Elinda and her technique was really good. She was very particular about everything
Sailee_L
febbraio 2020
This was the best cooking class I have ever attended. We try to take a cooking class on every vacation, and we've had some very good ones, but
politicsandfootball
febbraio 2020
My husband and I can honestly say that this was one of our favorite cooking class experiences! We really enjoyed having Oriana as our pasta
863kels
febbraio 2020
We had an absolutely fantastic experienced with our Cesarina Barbara! My friend that went with me is really shy, but she helped him to really get
Marissa
febbraio 2020
Martina was incredible and made us feel so at home during this experience! Her cooking was exquisite and she was able to express her passion for
Ashlyn + Blake
febbraio 2020