Cooking classes

Cooking Class with cous cous, gnocchetti, almond biscuit

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Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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

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 experience
  • My special Sicilian cous cous
  • Ricotta dumplings with basil from my garden
  • Avola almond biscuits

After a tour of the market, where we will buy fresh products of our choice, we will go to my house and cook together.

It will be a pleasant lunch under the banner of typical Sicilian cuisine. I love to cook in company and tell the reason why it is chosen. A certain product in my recipe. I use a lot the products of my land and my city so in my recipes you will often find almonds, from the nearby city of Avola (almond Pizzita of Avola igp) and lemons (the female lemon of Syracuse igp). We will prepare fresh pasta and season it with the fresh ingredients purchased at the market. My secret ingredient in the kitchen is the love for the territory and respect for tradition with some small innovation and customization.



8 reviews
We had the most amazing meal with Gilda and cousin Pina. We learned to make Cavatelli, tiramisu and stuffed bread. We had a delicious meal and so many laughs. If you ever want a true dining experience and a host who will go above and beyond for you - All 6 of us will attest to the wonderful meal we had with our host and chef Gilda!! molte bene and grazie mille!!

Marla Kaplan - October 2023


Katelyn Brooks-Bartolovich - October 2023

Our group loved learning from Gilda, seeing her beautiful home and meeting her delightful family. She was so kind and informative, and the meal she helped us prepare was one of the group's favorites from our entire two-week stay in Sicily. Delicious! This experience was a highlight of our time in Italy.

Study Abroad Program from Texas - June 2023

Our best day in Sicily and without a doubt the best meal. We had an incredible time with Gilda and learnt so much. Such an authentic experience and we felt right at home. If you want to learn more about Sicilian cuisine and how to take the recipes home with you this is definitely worth your time! Thanks Gilda for everything!

Clara and Tom - October 2022

Sembrava impossibile per una inesperta come me poter preparare una delle prelibatezze siciliane, specialmente credere di poterli realizzare con un corso online! Invece ieri è successo! Grazie alla disponibilità, la pazienza, la simpatia di Gilda, con cui siamo entrate sin da subito in simbiosi. Abbiamo preparato tutto con molta organizzazione e precisione, Gilda mi ha seguito passo passo, risolvendo qualche mia sbavatura e, data la complessità della preparazione, ha passato con me molto più tempo di quello a disposizione per il corso; alla fine il risultato è stato molto apprezzato sia per l’estetica sia per il gusto, anche in famiglia. Divertentissima esperienza grazie a Gilda, insegnante doc e alle Cesarine!

Benedetta - September 2022

€145.00 per guest

€72.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Syracuse    Languages: Italian and English
From its fascinating position on the sea to its archaeological monuments, Syracuse is the perfect city to lounge under the sun on its beautiful beaches, experience a classic tragedy in the ancient Greek theater or lose oneself in the narrow streets of Ortigia, the historic center, following the sounds, colors or the tantalizing aroma of Sicilian cuisine... Following the aroma emanating from the traditional Sicilian dishes will bring you to Gilda’s, our Cesarina. Gilda has an innate passion for cooking. She loves to cook and receive friends and relatives, organizing lunches and dinners at home. Gilda makes you feel at home and the atmosphere is cheerful and lively, and her table is always full of flowers and colorful!
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