Cooking classes

Come discover the secrets of slush and brioche

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Duration 3h

Max 15 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Cooking class: learn how to cook Italian recipes and taste the dishes prepared during the lesson

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Your experience
  • Local cold cuts and cheeses with homemade jams
  • Pasta alla Norma (traditional Sicilian pasta dish of sautéed eggplant tossed with tomato sauce and ricotta)
  • Sicilian Granita

In the city of Messina it is a must to taste a typical fresh and summer sweet meal, famous all over the world.

We are talking about the Messina granita, which comes in different flavors, (coffee, strawberry, lemon, peach, pistachio, etc.) often served with whipped cream and accompanied by a leavened pastry called brioche con il "tuppo." All this makes for a unique taste experience! If you are my guest and decide to experience this tasting, I am sure you will not regret it.

We will prepare together the typical Messina granita with brioche and I will reveal the original recipe so you can make it at home with your loved ones.

7 reviews
This experience was one of the highlights of our trip. Rosella and her family were so welcoming and loving. We had the eight year old daughter with us, who loves to cook, and she was so kind and patient with everything we did. The food was amazing and we learned a lot!! Would recommend this to anyone and if we ever make it back we plan to do this again!

Deanna - June 2024

We just left our cooking class with Rosella and I couldn’t speak more highly of this experience. Rosella and her husband were lovely company, it was so fun getting to know them. She showed us how to make 3 pastas, a fettuccine ragu, a spaghetti in pesto sauce and spinach ravioli in a butter sauce. All 3 pastas were so delicious. She also had made the BEST cannoli I have ever tried. Not only did she share her knowledge and answer all of our questions, but they sent recipes, links to tools, and gave us each a little gift. We will definitely reach out to them the next time we make it to Messina, just the nicest people. Thank you so much!

Bri - April 2024

Rosella and Giuseppe kindly welcomed us into their home and explained everything very thoroughly. The pasta class was fantastic and the food was extra delicious. This is definitely an experience we will remember forever and would definitely recommend for anyone looking to learn a skill and meet some nice people.

Taylor bland and Lauryn Jamison - November 2023

Excellent experience learning how to create proper Italian pasta. It was great fun using the pasta machine and creating the ravioli. English speaking assistant was also very helpful. I would of liked to have seen how the different sauces for the pasta were made. Also having a print out of the recipies to take with us would have been good also.

Barry Cheevers - September 2023

Dear Rossella, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm hospitality during our visit to your delightful home. our time spent with you was truly the highlight of our trip, creating memories that would forever be etched in our hearts. The experience of learning to make authentic Italian pasta from you was both enriching and truly enjoyable. We had such a fantastic time discovering the secrets behind the wonderful flavors and textures, as well as the techniques to get them just right. And as for the tiramisu, it was simply great! We are quite excited to amaze our friends back home with our newly acquired culinary skills. Meeting you all, Rosella, fifi, guissepe & papa roberto brought so much joy and warmth to our journey. Your generosity, welcoming nature, and smile of yours truly made us feel at home. We feel so fortunate to have met people as charming and friendly as you all are. We cannot thank you enough for all the unforgettable experiences and lessons. We hope to meet you again soon, and until then, you will always hold a special place in our thoughts and our hearts. With deepest gratitude, Lujain 💕

Lujain H - August 2023

€145.00 per guest

€72.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2020Location: Messina    Languages: Italian and English
"I have always been passionate about cooking, with the desire to try new recipes and experiment with new tastes, always maintaining a bond of flavors and smells of my Sicily. I like to take care of the presentation of the dish and I like to share my passion with others. My house is large and welcoming, always ready to host friends and tourists to whom I can give the pleasure of tasting some local delicacies."
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