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Exclusive cooking class in Roman countryside with local chef

5 (43)
Zagarolo, IT

Exclusive cooking class in Roman countryside with local chef

5 (43)
Zagarolo, IT
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Experience the essence of Italian cuisine with an exclusive cooking class in the tranquil Roman countryside. Join a local chef and learn to create a variety of traditional recipes that vary depending on the season. In the summer, indulge in sorbets and ice cream; while in winter, savor sfogliatelle and stuffed pasta. Dress in the chef's apron and prepare mouthwatering dishes like vegetable fritters, savory strudel, and handmade pasta with eggs from the local farmer. Enjoy a typical Italian Sunday lunch, complete with rolls or saltimbocca, and a delectable homemade cake. Sip on fine wine as you admire the breathtaking view and dine in either the romantic living room or the charming garden. Don't miss out on this immersive culinary experience in the rustic Province of Rome. Train transportation from Roma Termini Station is included for your convenience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-8 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Learn to prepare original Italian recipes
  • Be part of a traditional Italian Sunday lunch
  • Enjoy the fantastic view and eat in a romantic setting
  • Make pasta by hand with local ingredients
  • Sip homemade wine and taste your delicious creations
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • transfer from Zagarolo Station to the chef's house, cooking class, lunch, wine
  • Hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Recipes to surprise guests back home
  • everything not mentioned isn't included

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Step into the charming and picturesque Roman countryside for an exclusive cooking class like no other. This immersive experience invites you to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine and learn from a local chef who has garnered praise from prestigious newspapers such as The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. Get ready to don your chef's apron and embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the heart of Italy.

What to expect?

During this cooking class, you can expect to learn and prepare a variety of authentic Italian recipes. Whether it's summer or winter, the menu will be tailored to the season, showcasing the flavors and ingredients that are at their peak. From sorbets and ice cream to sfogliatelle and stuffed pasta, you'll be guided through every step of the process by the skilled chef, Claudia. Experience the joy of making pasta from scratch using locally sourced flour and farm-fresh eggs. Explore the art of crafting savory dishes like vegetable fritters, croutons with vegetables and cheese, and rolls or saltimbocca for the main course. Vegetarians will also have a special dish to savor. Finally, indulge in a delightful homemade cake alongside your friends.

Who is this for?

This cooking class is perfect for culinary enthusiasts and anyone who wants to delve into the rich gastronomic traditions of Italy. It caters to both beginners and experienced cooks alike, as Claudia's instructions are tailored to suit different skill levels. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this experience brings people together and promotes the joy of preparing and sharing food. At the same time, it fosters a deeper understanding of Italian culture and the importance of the "Italian Sunday lunch" tradition. Everyone is welcome to join this immersive journey into the heart of Italian cuisine.

Why book this?

What sets this cooking class apart is the opportunity to learn from a highly regarded local chef in a convivial atmosphere. Claudia's expertise and reputation make this experience truly exceptional. The hands-on approach allows you to not only learn the recipes but also understand the techniques and cultural significance behind each dish. As you sip on homemade wine and enjoy the breathtaking view, you'll bond with fellow cooking enthusiasts and create memories that will last a lifetime. This exclusive class provides an insider's perspective into the authentic flavors and customs of Italy, making it a must-book experience for those seeking an immersive culinary adventure.

Good to know

To reach Zagarolo, the meeting point for this experience is an early morning train from Roma Termini Station. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Your guide will be waiting for you at Zagarolo Station, ready to lead you to the enchanting Roman countryside. The duration of the class is 210 minutes, allowing ample time to learn, cook, and savor the delicious dishes you create. The beautiful setting provides options for dining in the romantic living room or in the garden, adding to the overall charm of the experience. This is your chance to immerse yourself in Italian culinary traditions and enhance your skills in a truly authentic setting.


Individuals who have participated in this exclusive cooking class rave about their experiences. They highlight the warm and knowledgeable guidance of Chef Claudia, praising her ability to simplify complex recipes and make the learning process enjoyable for all. Guests appreciate the opportunity to learn about regional Italian cuisine and the personal touches that make each dish unique. The stunning countryside setting and the inviting atmosphere add an extra layer of magic to the experience. Overall, past attendees commend the class for its educational, engaging, and delicious nature, making it a true highlight of their travels in Italy.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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5 (43)


Claudia and Bruno warmly welcomed us into their home as their guests. We enjoyed every moment from start to finish—learning how to make several dishes that included ravioli and fried artichokes! We are excited to experiment with our new skills and recipes when we return home. The food, wine, company and countryside setting made for a delightful experience!


Highly recommend this cooking class! Claudia is a wonderful and very experienced chef and we had the best lunch with her and Bruno. It is really nice to be welcomed into their home and listen to all their stories. They grow everything in their garden, make their own wine, olive oil and are just really kind and lovely people to meet. We are already looking forward to the next time we visit Italy, so we can visit Claudia and Bruno again and learn to cook some amazing new recipes.


Food and history were educational. Claudia, Hugo and Shasta the dog were very hospitable. They responded to all my concerns leading up to our arrival.


This was such a wonderful, relaxed & educational experience. Right from the moment of booking we were made to feel at ease and welcome. Claudia, Julia & Bruno are wonderful hosts & the class was the perfect way to escape the busy city for a day. I had booked this as a surprise for my Mum and we both enjoyed every second. Getting there is super easy, don't let the train ride put you off. It's beautiful scenery and the train was clean, pleasant and on time. Would 100% come back and learn more! The food was absolutely delicious & ingredients super fresh (lots picked on the day).


This is an experience not to miss! Imagine stepping outside of the hustle and bustle of Rome, meeting good people, and experiencing genuine Italian meal prep from a person with valued experience. Our morning began with taking a local train out of Rome, being met with welcoming arms a half hour away at the small train stop, and then being driven to the chef’s personal home (Claudia & Bruno) beyond the suburbs in a country setting. Once at their home, we exchanged a bit of each other’s life experiences over cups of coffee, which transitioned into a discussion about the menu that would become a family lunch feast. Next came guided step-by-step preparations of notable Italian specialties. What would it be like to have a cooking class in Italy and not experience making pasta and all that goes with it? We were not disappointed! My wife and I loved being guided in making a variety of this Italian staple. First came the preparation. We gathered herbs growing in their yard for the sauces and then began kneading and rolling out pasta -- making it thin for cutting, stamping, and forming…. Voila! Noodles, ravioli, and linguini all started to take shape. This was a cooking class where you not only talked about food and the mechanics, but prepared each delicacy, which ultimately became the meal we all enjoyed! There is something so genuine about being in a person’s home and receiving hands-on guidance — step by step, guided down an authentic path that ended in a wonderfully rewarding lunch, sampling their homemade wine, with family around the table. We’d recommend this class to anyone who would enjoy stepping out of the intense mainstream and graciously being surrounded by wonderful people as preparation is made for an authentic meal that all enjoyed! Time flew by… we were surprised when the time came when we had to return to the little train station to board our return trip back to Rome.


I really wanted to learn how to make pasta while visiting Italy. I got all I wanted and more cooking with Claudia and Bruno! Claudia is the real deal. She started cooking as a child with her grandmother and went on to run her own restaurant in Rome. Now she and Bruno live in the countryside and have opened their home to guests like us! The travel by train was easy! The house is lovely and Claudia and Bruno are excellent hosts. When we arrived we had coffee and homemade cookies. We made 3 different types of pasta, a veggie side, and a meat dish! It was served alongside fresh bread and olive oil made from the olive trees on their property. In fact, a lot of the ingredients we used in the sauces came from their garden! The wine we had with lunch… you guessed it! Made from their own grapes. We tasted a lovely white and red! Bruno played the piano and sang while we cooked. He is a very talented player! I really felt like I was visiting my long lost Italian Zia and zio! This was the best meal we had in Italy! And we helped make it! When my husband and I returned home we were able to make homemade pasta for our kids!


Incredible time cooking. The home was beautiful and the owners were very sweet and welcoming. The food was amazing and we didn’t want to leave in the end.


We had an amazing experience with Claudia on our honeymoon. It is a great break away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. She is so so experienced and informative. Would 110% recommend!!


Claudia is amazing. Her and her friend - Jules worked as a team to make us feel welcome and at ease. Claudia is an excellent cook and shared techniques and recipes. We made pumpkin ravioli, spinach and ricotta ravioli, dried zucchini flowers and the most wonderful vegetables. The end product was the best meal we have had in our two weeks in Rome - and we made it ourselves. Claudia and Jules shared the meal and wine with us. The being was perfect - great food and new friends!


We had a wonderful time with Claudia and her family in Zagarolo. The pasta we made was delicious and it was special to share in a Sunday lunch family meal. We found a wonderful Airband b just down the road and got the full zagarolo getaway experience!
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2024-04-17 00:07