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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: learn how to make Pesto and enjoy an appetizer with a glass of local wine

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

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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.


    40 reviews
    Adventurous to walk to place for young people but worth the journey , delightful cooking couple , Barbara adds great cooking tips , wonderful views from outdoor kitchen , watch weather

    Alex Kirby - November 2023

    I was so spoilt! It was the best experience ever. I learnt so much about Italian cooking and food. Bruschetta- 2 pastas - 2 sauces- tiramisu. Delicious and a divine view. Absolutely the best experience. Thank you Barbara.

    Vickie Ryan - October 2023

    We had the most splendid and enjoyable time with friends and new friends. Barbara and Stefano were excellent hosts. We could not have picked better people and the location was spectacular. We learned how to make some tasty dishes and had many laughs. Unforgettable.

    Dean Mioli - October 2023

    Barbara was an amazing host. Great teacher in an incredible location. We can't wait to come back.

    James R - September 2023

    Incredible experience. Very sweet couple. Unforgettable view. I’m glad the blender is an option when I make pesto again! 😆

    David - September 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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