Cooking classes

Cooking Class in Como!

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Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  English, Spanish, Italian

Hands-on cooking class with starter, pasta and dessert followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

Shared Experience
Your experience
  • 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!

12 reviews
Wow this was the highlight of our trip/Honeymoon in Como! We were so surprised by how intimate this whole experience was! It felt like we were invited over for a private dinner with friends! Monica was so welcoming and the best hostess + instructor. She has a passion for cooking and creating the most memorable experiences. We enjoyed our class so much as well as having a fun and wonderful cooking class! We cannot wait to share what we’ve learned with our friends + family back home. Thank you Monica for everything! Truly unforgettable!

Payton and Cassidy - June 2024

Monica was very welcoming and did a great job teaching my husband and I how to make pasta, parmesan Cups and tiramisu. A enjoyable, relaxing, delicious meal

Lisa Grimes - June 2024

Monica’s home is about a 10-minute walk from the lake and easy to get to. Monica provided a wam welcome and a cold drink before we started on what was a very informative, authentic and incredibly enjoyable evening. We had a beautiful bresaola starter, followed by some bruschetta with two cheese accompaniments prepared by Monica by way of intros. There were various drink options too! We then got down to the hard work of preparing our meals - a wonderful ravioli, a flavoursome fettuccine ragu and followed by a filling tiramisu. Nothing like we have eaten before - again very authentic, beautifully presented and tasted exquisite. Really enjoyed Monica’s teachings, her company and her unique home style. We would highly recommend. Grazie Mille Monica xx

Scott and Michelle - May 2024

It is no wonder that Monica receives 5 star ratings. Her passion for food quality and sustainability is evident in the ways she talks about it. I booked this class for the purpose of making Tiramasu with an Italian cook. But I learned much more. Monica showed me how to make ravioli and fettuccine. Her home is lovely, full of beautiful art, but mostly welcoming to guests. I spent an evening with other guests representing 4 nations. Food is the common language of humanity that turns strangers into friends. I appreciate so much Monica's warm hospitality and patience teaching simple but delicious cooking. Monica, grazi mille! Ciao

Isabel - May 2024

Monica is an awesome cooking teacher and friendly host! We were running a little late to our class, but Monica still accommodated us and even sent us the recipes for tiramisu, fettuccine, and ravioli after class. Highly recommend this cooking class and host!

Mike P - May 2024

€179.00 per guest

€89.00 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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