Cooking classes

Genovese Pesto Cooking Class

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 Duration 3h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

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    I will reveal the secrets of crafting authentic Genovese DOP basil pesto using a mortar, and you may even be inspired to join the World Pesto Championship.

    Additionally, we'll prepare walnut sauce, a classic Genoese condiment that pairs wonderfully with pansotti (herb-filled ravioli), highlighting the region's aromatic herbs. Furthermore, we'll bake Genoese sage focaccia. Join me at my home in the heart of Genoa, just steps away from the historic Palazzi dei Rolli, a noble gathering place in the 1700s. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the art of handcrafting the world's most renowned sauce: "Il Pesto".

    A pasta making class with a local has always been on my bucket list. Tiziana and her husband were the perfect hosts and truly went above and beyond to give us the best experience. Tiziana taught us how to make gnocchi and ravioli (with the best walnut sauce), and guided us through the process very clearly. This was such a special day!
    Soetkin - February 2023
    My friend and I had an amazing time cooking with Tiziana. We learned so much and had a lot of fun making pasta from scratch. We also enjoyed talking with Tiziana and her husband about their lives and living in Genova. It was truly a very special experience and I would recommend it to anyone visiting. Great food, great company!
    Sarah - February 2023
    I had such a great experience with Tiziana and Roberto. I would recommend this experience as it's great for both beginners and experienced cooks. We made calamaritto , gnocchi with pesto and friscieu with zebibbo. They were incredibly kind and welcoming and would recommend as a must when visiting Genoa. I will visit again to cook the other courses that they provide.
    Amandeep - January 2023
    We had such a special experience with Tiziana and Roberto. They welcomed us into their lovely home and taught us how to make delicious authentic Italian cuisine. The gnocchi & pesto, ravioli & walnut sauce, and tiramisu were outstanding. We also enjoyed getting to know Tiziana and Roberto and learning about life in Genoa. They were incredibly kind and welcoming and sharing time with the family is a memory we will cherish. If you are looking to go beyond the tourist spots and make a nice connection with locals, reserve some time with Tiziana and Roberto!
    Kim - January 2023

    €129.00 per guest

    €49.50 per child

    You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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    Cesarina from 2022Location: Genoa    Languages: Italian and English

    "The delights of Tiziana are a mix of traditional Ligurian cuisine, with Venetian and Calabrian influences . My family has origins linked to these three regions and my passion for cooking and hospitality began when I was a child. eight years I organized parties at my house and I chose the menu with my mother Maria, a Venetian who grew up in Genoa, who helped me and in the meantime I was learning. In my home, which is located in the heart of Genoa, located in a "creuza de but "one step away from the historic center of Genoa, I propose a very eclectic cuisine: from the lean cappon of the Ligurian tradition in its most sumptuous dimension, to the top treated like a divinity that is realized after long passages, to finish with pesto, prepared with the basil picked on the right day just sprouted. A cuisine that transmits love as well as taste and good humor for days and days ".

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    Why book with Cesarine?

    Families and solo travellers welcome

    Free cancellation