Cooking classes

Cooking class: 3 recipes, bruschetta and appetizer

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Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  English, Spanish, Italian

Hands-on cooking class with bruschetta, 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) followed by an Italian aperitivo and a 3-course menu with the recipes prepared during the class

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your menu
  • Parmesan mini-basket with zucchini
  • Swiss chards ravioli with ricotta and Lake Como local cheese
  • Family style Tiramisù

My open-plan kitchen is a convivial space in my eclectic home filled with books, art pieces and design. Together, we will cook and I, a lover of small talk, will share some fascinating local stories. From Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the battery, to my father, an exponent of Como Abstractism and textile designer, to my anti-waste efforts with the Food Bank. Our culinary experience is based on simple and healthy dishes, using local ingredients. I prefer the market and local producers to capture the authentic flavors of this magnificent lake and its surroundings. My creations are based on vegetables and cheeses, the key elements of local cuisine, and my anti-waste philosophy is reflected in my choice not to waste food. I am waiting for you!

7 reviews
Monica was a joy to do the cooking class with, we both had a wonderful time. Extremely kind, helpful, and nurtured us along the way to what was a delicious couple of dishes! The food was wonderful, the company was great, and we'd highly recommend to anyone considering :)

Thomas & Sarah - November 2023

Monica is amazing the experience from start to finish was the best! The food, the teacher, the laughter would do it again in a minute!

Lerche / Gabel’s  - June 2023

We had so much fun cooking with Monica! Her home is lovely and Monica was so warm, welcoming, and fun! We made tiramisu, a Parmesan bowl and zucchini appetizer and homemade ravioli. Everything was absolutely delicious! Monica took her time to explain everything to us and made sure that we were preparing everything ourselves , with her guidance. I have already made the appetizer for my family and ordered a pasta machine and ravioli mold for our homemade ravioli. She has inspired us!!! My husband and I both agree that our cooking class with Monica was one of the best evenings of our trip!!!

Linda and Rich Galante - June 2023

Abbiamo scelto il corso di pasta fresca ed è stata una bellissima esperienza: dalla casa meravigliosa in cui siamo stati accolti alla piacevole conversazione ci siamo sentiti come tra amici. Monica è davvero una host di classe e allo stesso tempo alla mano, disponibile a insegnare e a condividere i suoi preziosi trucchi in cucina.

Vittoria e Dario - January 2023

This was an amazing experience. We made parmesan baskets with zucchini and herbs, cheese and Swiss chard ravioli, and tiramisu. Monica was so gracious with our family of 6 - both teaching us proper cooking techniques and also teaching us about Como. Highly recommend this experience!

Brooke - August 2022

€179.00 per guest

€89.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2020Location: Como    Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
“I love to write, and to read, in fact, books fill my house. I am mindful of the quality of food; I like to cook what I eat; and share the pleasure of the table with other people, friends, and guests. I am involved in the recovery of food surpluses for social solidarity purposes with the Food Bank of Lombardy Onlus in Como, where I live. I try to hand down recipes that are simple, and easy to learn by everyone, and that are connected as much as possible to the tradition of the Larian territory.” 
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