Cooking classes

Pesto express cooking class with sea view in 5 Terre

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 Duration 2h

 Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Express Cooking class with 1 recipe, 1 appetizer and 1 glass of wine

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    As we take in the stunning view of the sea from the vineyard, I'll begin the class by sharing the fascinating history of our pesto from Spezia. I'll explain the traditional system of using the best basil plants and carefully selecting high-quality ingredients to ensure the best flavor. Then, I'll demonstrate the two methods of preparing pesto: using a mortar and pestle or an electric blender. I'll also give you tips on how to properly store the pesto to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

    After we've made our pesto, we'll package it up for you to take home and enjoy. You can savor the fruits of your labor either when you return home or on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea. The class lasts about two hours, and we'll provide you with water and wine from the local Possa winery.


    We could not have had a better afternoon cooking with Barbara. My wife and I enjoy taking classes when we travel, and I can honestly say this was the best use of money I’ve ever had. Barbara was more than accommodating bringing us into the hills above Riomaggiore to teach us so much beyond just cooking. We walked through the vineyard picking fresh herbs and citrus to cook with, all the while teaching us about the differences and how they grow there. She taught us history of ingredients and how they relate to the local dishes we were making. We enjoyed so much delicious food and drinks while learning and laughing the whole time. Barbara made us feel like we were a part of her family. Our entire trip in France and Italy was perfect, but it was truly highlighted by this afternoon that we will never be able to forget.
    Lane - March 2023

    €149.00 per guest

    €74.50 per child

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

    Hi there, I'm Barbara!
     I was born in the Gulf of Poets, to a Sardinian mother and a Genoese father, and spent my childhood with my beloved grandparents. I like to think of myself as a citizen of the world, but I have a strong connection to my land and its traditions, as does my husband Stefano. Together, we want to share our passion for cooking and our roots with other enthusiasts and curious minds. Since I was a child, I developed a strong passion for cooking, thanks to my grandmother who taught me to experiment and taste new flavors. I have always been adventurous and have tried all the original recipes from different countries around the world, but Ligurian cuisine remains my favorite. We decided to open the doors of our house, located on the terraces of the Cinque Terre above Riomaggiore, to share our passion for cooking and local culture. For us, cooking is the best way to tell the story of our land and pass on the true Ligurian tradition to others. We are excited to share this culinary journey with guests from around the world!

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    Families and solo travellers welcome

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