pasta & cooking lessons
By popular request we now offer tutored cooking lessons at the villa.
This is a great, fun activity for a couple, but is also something the whole family can enjoy!
Menus use seasonal ingredients (from our garden when available), our own hand-picked olive oil and fresh herbs from the herb gardens that surround the villa. Cooking lessons are fun, sociable and very hands- on – there is a short demonstration of each dish – then it’ s up to you to create- with the guidance of our tutor if needed!
Most menus, are based on traditional Italian/Umbrian cuisine, like fresh pasta, gnocchi or risotto. Lessons feature regional recipes and offer you the chance to try your hand at making real Italian food like “Nonna” used to make.
A typical cooking lesson starts in the morning and you spend around 3 hours cooking a variety of dishes. We then all sit down for a relaxed lunch, enjoy the fruits of our labour and discuss the menu and the food – all with a glass or 2 of local of vino!
We nearly always make a primi – or first course, as this is something that cooks of all ages can enjoy making – This involves hand making a pasta dish (ravioli and tagliatelle are the most popular) or potato gnocchi – and a sauce to go with. Alternatively, we may make a local risotto dish –the traditional way – no short cuts here!
A private lesson for 2 people is €125 per person including lunch with wine and take home recipe sheets.
A family cooking lesson for 2 adults and 1 child is €300 or for 2 adults and 2 children €350 including lunch, wine and recipes.
Cooking lessons are usually held on Tuesdays between 10am and 3pm.
(Vegetarian or special dietary requirements can be catered for. Advanced booking required for cookery lessons, minimum 2 persons, maximum 4/5)
There is plenty of family fun to be had at Villa Pian Di Cascina – more family activites