Cooking classes

Tortellini Cooking Class in Bologna

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Barbara e Paola


 Duration 3h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, Spanish, English

Cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the recipes prepared during the class.

Your menu
  • Dumplings with vegetables
  • Tortellini (homemade pasta) in meat broth
  • Yogurt dessert

Hi! Are you ready for a unique culinary experience in Bologna? My cooking course is the best choice to discover all the secrets of making tortellini. You will learn directly from me, an expert and passionate chef, the traditional techniques and secret recipes passed down from generation to generation in my family. I will guide you through each step, from making fresh pasta to creating the perfect filling, to folding the tortellino with mastery. Not only will you learn how to prepare Bologna's most famous dish, but you will also feel part of the local culinary tradition in this exclusive experience.

My husband and I had the most amazing time with Barbara and Paola! From the very first moment we met till the end, they made us feel at home. The food they prepared was so delicious!!! They even shared the recipes with us which was very kind. I totally recommend this activity to everyone 💯 💯 💯. Excellent!!! We are vey happy with this booking!
Liz - February 2023
We had so much fun with Barbara and Paola. Welcoming, friendly, and able to adapt and accomodate my temporarily one-handed husband (due to a broken arm). Very excited to have learned to form tortelloni. Loved the language exchange, getting to practice my little bit of Italian and to help with phrases in English. From the welcoming drinks on the balcony to the after lunch coffee, it was a relaxed time and a pleasure to get to know two lovely Italians. Mille grazie! And you are welcome at our place to Oregon to cook Pacific Northwest food anytime
Rebecca and David - August 2022
We had a very nice evening with Barbara and Paola. We made fresh tagliatelle the authentic way and meatballs with mortadelle, ricotta and pistachio. We also made the best tiramisu (which I normally don't like, but they convinced me.) I can only recommend barbara and paola! They are so sweet and hospitable. They made my holiday complete. When I come back to bologna, I want to meet them again and make new dishes with their spontaneous, friendly hospitality. I would dare to say that I love them. A thousand thanks for the wonderful evening
Chayenne Van Den Steen - August 2022
We had an amazing morning with Paola and Barbara, we enjoyed a really good and fun workshop, learned to make tiramisu and two types of pasta. At the end we sat and ate the pasta we made. Highly recommended workshop!
Oren, Omer and Ido - July 2022
I had an excellent afternoon learning how to make fresh pasta. The girls are fantastic teachers & super friendly. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn how to make pasta
Matt McGuinness  - July 2022

€129.00 per guest

€49.50 per child

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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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