Hi! I'm Nicoletta.

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wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Miniature lasagne with zucchini and saffron
I live in: Milano
I speak: French, English, Italian

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Nicoletta welcomes us into her elegant home near the Duomo di Milano. Originally from Mantova, this Cesarina learned to cook at the age of nine, enthusiastically helping her mother and grandmother in the kitchen. She still has fond memories of perfecting the classic pasta ‘tortelli di zucca’ for the first time. Her cooking has a strong Mantovan influence, with strong and simple flavours.
 
 An untiringly passionate cook, Nicoletta has managed to transform her passion for cooking into a sucessful career, which allows her to make the most out of her creativity every day.

My specialities

- Shortcrust tartlets with crescenza cheese, nuts and lamb's lettuce

- Miniature lasagne with zucchini and saffron

- 'Ossibuchi in gremolada', veal shanks with a parsley, garlic and lemon peel condiment

- Potato purée

- 'Meneghina' apple cake with warm zabaione cream

- Bresaola, goat's cheese, lemon and roquette roulades on filo pastry

- Warm rice salad with asparagus, fritters and shavings of Grana Padano cheese

- Veal with tuna sauce

- Tiramisu

Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!
3h

Cooking class in Milan: egg pasta, pizza, tiramisu!

Here I am! I am Nicoletta born in Mantua, city of good food.  My first cooking class was at 10 years old when my mother taught me how to make homemade pasta to create ravioli, tortellini, tagliatelle, masterpieces of Italian cuisine! The love and passion for cooking has become my job that gives me great satisfaction every day.  In this fantastic course you will put your hands in pasta! My lesson is fun, creative and interesting, you will be happy to learn these recipes of the Italian tradition.  You will learn with me to "create" with your hands: egg pasta: the doses, the mixture of eggs and flour, roll out the sheet with a rolling pin and then make tagliatelle and garganelli.  We will then prepare the sauce for the tagliatelle with leeks, luganega and saffron. For vegetarians we will prepare the sauce with leeks, zucchini and saffron.  We will prepare pizza, learn how to make the dough, how it rises, roll out the pizza in the pan and then prepare the margherita pizza with tomato puree, oregano, mozzarella.  And now comes the dessert: tiramisu prepared with eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese, ladyfingers, coffee and cocoa.  During the lesson I will take pictures as a souvenir of the cooking class and I will give you the handout of the recipes you have learned.  I will wait for you with open arms in my beautiful and cozy home to teach you the recipes of Italian cuisine with the fun of cooking and then enjoy the food you have prepared accompanied by an excellent Italian wine.

Vegetarian

145€ / adults

Cooking classes

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Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Nicoletta

Nicoletta was an amazing host and cook, and really warm and inviting. I had a fantastic time learning how to make pasta and tiramisu and she made it really fun. Definitely going home with new skills and if I come back to Milan, I will book again and learn some other amazing recipes Nicoletta has.

Keeran

August 2022

The experience was great! The hostess was very nice and patient with me as i have little cooking experience. She also took lots of great photos which i appreciated. Thank you

Mark rivait

August 2022

Nicoletta was amazing. My parents and I did an experience with her and it was ALL of our favorite parts of the trip. We had some transportation issues and Nicoletta was very understanding! Her home and personality was very comfortable, helpful, and kind. I would absolutely recommend this. It will be a forever memory! thank you again for such a wonderful time!! grazie!!!!! -Sarah Ciaglia

Sarah

August 2022

Best decision! Thank you Nicoletta for welcoming us into your beautiful home and teaching is to cook three different pastas from scratch. This is a very special cooking class that I would recommend to anyone wanting a truely authentic Italian experience. First we were welcomed with antipasti and wine. Come hungry as the selection is abundant. Then Nicoletta patiently showed us how to make the pasta and took photos galore of us making our creations. Finally, she cooked it all up, perfectly al dente and we feasted on pasta till we could eat no more. So much fun and Nicoletta’s cat, Susie was as cute as a button.

Deb

July 2022

Thank you Nicoletta! What a joy to cook with you! Can’t wait to get home and make true Italian food with my family! Loved every minute of this experience in Milan! 10 stars for Nicoletta!

Juli

July 2022