Cooking classes

Cooking class: tortelloni, meatballs and tiramisu

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Barbara e Paola


Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, Spanish, English

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

Your menu
  • Meatball with mortadella, ricotta cheese and pistachios
  • Tortelloni (homemade pasta) with tomato sauce
  • tiramisu with coffee and cocoa powder

In this cooking class in our home in Bologna, we will prepare some of the city's traditional recipes.

The proposed menu is in fact typical Bolognese, simple and tasty, everyone can learn and make it. As an appetizer we will prepare meatballs made with mortadella and ricotta cheese. Next you will learn how to roll out the pastry to make tortelloni, which we will enjoy with a homemade tomato sauce. Finally we will reveal the secrets of our tiramisu. We are happy to share our home with anyone who has the desire to come and enjoy homemade dishes and company!

18 reviews
Our cooking experience with Barbara and Paola was a true highlight of our foodie tour of northern Italy. My (adult) son and I took several classes while in Italy, and this was our favorite. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect authentic food with authentic people. We had a great time cooking, learning, and laughing. We came away with new insights into Italian cooking, warm memories, and several outstanding recipes. Highly-recommend any cooking experience with Paola and Barbara!
Reid/Andrew - May 2023
We had a wonderful time with Barbara and Paola. They were lovely, gracious hosts and good instructors. We achieved our objective of learning how to make tortelloni and learned some new tricks to making pasta. We also had a great language exchange in both Italian and English. All around a great experience to have while traveling in Bologna. We highly recommend Barbara and Paola!
Gabriella Fitzgerald - July 2023
Barbara and Paola were amazing and such wonderful hosts! We enjoyed our evening learning to make our own pasta and tiramisu and we can’t wait to try out our new skills at home. Thank you Barbara and Paola for an unforgettable evening, you made our time in Bologna!
Michelle Babadimas - June 2023
Abbiamo trascorso una serata meravigliosa! Barbara e Paola sono delle padrone di casa e delle insegnanti così amichevoli e brave! Ci siamo sentiti completamente a casa!
Myriam, Breda e David - June 2023
Barbara and Paola were fantastic hostesses! The class was well prepared for, very informative and the food was delicious! Both hostesses communicated well in English and were patient and kind. Highly recommend this experience!
Amber - April 2023

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Barbara e Paola
Cesarina from 2022Location: Bologna    Languages: Italian, Spanish, English
Barbara and Paola welcome us to their home in Bologna.  Barbara, after many years of work in the bank, decided to make the bed and breakfast in her home, an apartment in the fair area of Bologna, realizing a dream. " I love to cook, using seasonal products purchased directly from those who produce them. It's nice to welcome people at home, around the table,  people meet, talk and feed in all senses!". Paola was born in Ferrara, but is Bolognese by adoption. " Of the origins I keep the memories of a child of the summers spent in the garden playing and working the land with her grandfather and the recipes of poor dishes handed down by the women of the family. On Sundays, the dough rolled strictly with a rolling pin...I was enchanted to observe the skill of my mother and grandmother. From them I learned to make cappelletti first and tortellini then, after our "emigration" to Bologna."
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