"If you go to Rome to dine, you're getting only a taste of Italian culture. For a full immersion, you've got to make some pasta and traditional sauces yourself"
"Making tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce... in Bologna. Through an organisation called Cesarine..."
"In viaggio per l'Italia? Può essere l'occasione per imparare il meglio della nostra cucina regionale."
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Where else to experience the heart of Italian cooking than in the home of an excellent Italian cook! Learn all the traditional culinary secrets with Cesarine.
We had such a wonderful evening with Rosa! My husband and I booked our experience on our last night in Bologna, and it was such a great way to end that portion of our honeymoon. She was so welcoming and an amazing teacher -- I went into the experience with a good amount of experience making fresh pasta, and I left SO much more confident! Our meal was delicious, the wine was flowing, and Rosa even ran out to grab my favorite Emilian cheese when I mentioned that I loved it. Would highly recommend this experience! We had so much fun!
We are newly weds who came to Italy on our honeymoon & booked a last minute class the last night of our trip … what an ending !!! Not only did Barbara teach with such patience & expertise, she was also just a one of a kind human being ! From the very beginning she made each moment so special and this will for sure be a memory that my husband and I will carry through out our lives. We left having learnt how to make some yummy pasta but we also left with a new friend, Barbara ! We cannot thank you enough for EVERYTHING!!!
Chiara & Brian
Consuelo was the greatest! She opened up her home to total strangers and we left as good friends and better cooks! She taught how to make homemade pumpkin ravioli, macaroni and spaghetti with meatballs AND Tiramisu !! We used Google translate and it was no problem at all. Best part of our Cruise adventure! I would highly recommend her services!! We love you Consuelo!!
Carlo was a fantastic host. Our goal in taking his class was to experience the real Italy, to get a sense of what it would be like to live there and enjoy delicious, home cooked meals. Carlo delivered on all fronts. His pasta is truly outstanding, and conversation is equally as enjoyable. We really appreciated how at home he made us feel, and how precise he was about his cooking. We are experienced home cooks and still learned so much. Thank you again, Carlo, for a wonderful evening of good wine, good food, and good conversation.
Very interesting experience and felt exactly like cooking at home and with my own family. Chief Enrico is very talented with an extensive knowledge about cooking and the history of Italian food. Everything was delicious and exceeded my expectations. Everything was just perfect, the whole family was very friendly, generous and welcoming! I’d love to repeat it with different Italian dishes. Strongly recommended! 10/10
Ayman & Lolo
Mauro's experience was fantastic. It was everything we were looking for. The food was delicious and recipes w were creative.
Una serata bellissima per cena e conversationi Unaa cena buonissima e fantastica!
We had an amazing immersive experience, visiting a locals home in Milan to learn how to make pasta and Tiramasu. If you are looking for an industrial kitchen and classically trained chef, this might not be for you, but if you are interested in being immersed into a local family’s home and learning recipes passed down from generations etc then this is perfect. Thank you to our host Paola and her beautiful family, we truly had an incredible experience and loved your family and hospitality.
Andrew & Amber
We are Italy’s first nationwide community of local home cooks. Our mission is to safeguard Italy’s food culture through home cooking. Since 2004, we’ve been organising authentic culinary experiences in hundreds of local homes all over Italy. Our experiences create a genuine connection between curious travelers and welcoming Italians, showcasing the very best of Italy through food and friendship.