Cooking classes

Traditional Bolognese cooking course

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Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small Group hands-on cooking class with 2 pasta recipes and tiramisù followed by an Italian aperitivo and lunch or dinner with the dishes prepared during the class

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!

Your menu
  • Tagliatelle
  • Tortelloni
  • Tiramisù

Upon arrival there will be a small aperitif with local products and Emilian wine, such as Pignoletto.

After enjoying the local delicacies, we will knead the puff pastry and as the first pasta there will be a stuffed track, usually topped with butter, sage and parmesan. Next, a fresh non-stuffed pasta like tagliatelle topped with Bolognese ragout. To finish, tiramisu for dessert. Everything will be served at a beautifully set table in the dining room, with a fireplace and a view of the greenery, accompanied by good wine and mineral water. We will conclude with an espresso coffee.

5 reviews
Absolutely fantastic time - 5 hours of sheer delight learning to make Tagliatelle, Tortolini, sauces, and Tiramisu. Luciana was great , hospital and a perfectionist - I spent time enjoying the afternoon learning the dishes, chatting and also doing a fun activity with my son who also booked the session.

M Haq - February 2024

I arrived at the home of Luciano and discovered I was the only participant which was amazing as I would effectively get a private class. I was even more thrilled that I could do the whole class in Italian with Luciana’s good friend Valerio able to help in English if I did not understand something. I felt very at home and relaxed and both Luciana and Valerio were very chatty and interesting. The class was simply amazing. I was nervous about handling the pasta and folding the tortellini but Luciana was patient and guided me and in no time I was making the beautiful little tortellini. It was also interesting to learn how to make traditional tiramisu. Along the way it was nice to sip some wine and enjoy the generous local produce snacks. Lunch was served in Luciana’s beautiful dining room. Luciana had spent hours the day before making the brodo with incredible ingredients. When I had my first spoon of brodo and tortellini I literally felt emotion rising up within myself - it was incredible and I have never tasted anything like it before. You will not get it this good in a restaurant. The dessert and conversation was fantastic. They were in no rush at all and we went well beyond the scheduled 1pm finish - I left at 2.40pm in a food haze and very happy. One of the best experiences of my 5 week trip to Italy - thank you Luciana and Valerio.

Gavin - November 2023

Luciana was a wonderful host. Her hospitality was very warm and friendly. Her cooking skills were everything we could have hoped for. I would highly recommend Luciana for a Cesarine cooking class.

Emilia D - October 2023

Ciao Luciana, Grazie miile for a perfecto day. We had a lovely time visiting your local shops, and you poured your heart and soul into our tagliatelle ragu. We can't wait to cook it and our tiramisu at home. We learnt so much from you and your fantastic translator. We would love to come back one day and would recommend to everyone. We also made it to the top of the 600 arch arcade after we left you..... We needed to walk off the lunch and the lovely vino.

Sarah and Abi - May 2023

We were welcomed into Luciana’s home with open arms. She was a fantastic host who guided and supported us with how to cook 2 pasta dishes and tiramisu. We really enjoyed the experience.

Family of 4 - May 2023

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Bologna    Languages: Italian and English
Cesarina Luciana lives just a few steps from Porta Saragozza. This porta or gate stands at the beginning of the famous 666-arch arcade, the longest in the world, leading to the Santuario di San Luca.  The gate is a point of reference for the Bolognese, a local welcome home.   You will also feel at home with Luciana as you breathe in the air of tradition, a tradition of family lunches, her grandmother's notebook of hand-written recipes to be handed down from generation to generation, of rolling out dough, of a steaming plate of tortellini...   
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