An exclusive experience: food market, private chef and lunch!

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Milan, IT
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Milan, IT
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Experience the true flavors of Italy with a morning cooking class and market visit in Milan. Join an expert chef as you explore a local market, hand-picking the freshest ingredients for your culinary adventure. Then, head to the chef's kitchen for a hands-on cooking experience, where you'll learn to make authentic Italian dishes from scratch, including homemade pasta. Afterward, sit down with your fellow food enthusiasts to enjoy the feast you've created, accompanied by two glasses of fine Italian wine. Finish off your meal with a rejuvenating espresso and receive your Italian Cooking Diploma, along with the recipes and a souvenir to cherish. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, this cooking class offers a unique and delicious way to immerse yourself in Italian culture.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 5 hours
  • Suitable for 2-4 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn how to make authentic Italian food from scratch
  • Visit a local food market and pick up fresh ingredients
  • Cook a full traditional Italian meal hands-on
  • Taste the fruits of your labor with a nice glass of wine
  • Receive an Italian Cooking Diploma and recipes as souvenirs
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • 5-course meal
  • Recipe booklet
  • Use of all required equipment
  • Local open-air food market visit
  • Cooking instructor (an expert chef)
  • 1 bottle of prosecco wine
  • Espresso
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Apron available for purchase (approx. 10 euro)

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of Milan with the Morning Cooking Class and Market visit with lunch. This 5-hour culinary experience allows you to learn the art of making authentic Italian food from scratch. Led by an expert chef, you will embark on a journey to a local market to handpick fresh ingredients before heading to the chef's home kitchen. In this intimate setting, you will unlock the secrets of Italian cooking and prepare a mouthwatering five-course meal, including homemade pasta. The highlight of this experience is indulging in the delicious feast you have created, accompanied by two glasses of fine Italian prosecco. Get ready to elevate your cooking skills and savor the flavors of Italy in every bite.

What to expect:

During the Morning Cooking Class and Market visit, you can anticipate a hands-on experience that will take you on a culinary adventure through the heart of Milan. Your journey begins with a visit to an open-air food market, where you will gain valuable insights about local seasonal ingredients from Chef Ornella. Armed with this knowledge, you will return to the school and dive into the art of Italian cooking. With 100% hands-on participation, you will learn how to create a full traditional Italian meal, with sample menus available to cater to various dietary preferences, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. After all your hard work in the kitchen, you will have the pleasure of savoring the fruits of your labor with a glass of wine. To ensure you can recreate these delectable dishes at home, you will receive a recipe booklet to take with you.

Who is this for?

The Morning Cooking Class and Market visit with lunch is perfect for anyone who has a passion for Italian cuisine and wants to learn how to create authentic dishes from scratch. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this experience caters to all skill levels. It is also ideal for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the local culture and explore the vibrant food scene of Milan. The class offers a fun and interactive environment where you can meet fellow food lovers and share your passion for cooking. With gluten-free and vegetarian options available, this experience ensures inclusivity and welcomes everyone to join in the culinary adventure.

Why book this?

This culinary experience stands out from the rest due to its unique combination of a market visit, hands-on cooking, and a delightful dining experience. Led by an expert chef, you will not only learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes but also gain valuable insights into the local food culture. The intimate setting of the chef's home kitchen allows for personalized attention and a more immersive experience. Additionally, the inclusion of two glasses of fine Italian prosecco adds a touch of elegance to your meal, making it a truly memorable occasion. By booking this experience, you will not only satisfy your taste buds but also create lasting memories and develop a new skill that you can showcase to family and friends.

Good to know:

To ensure a seamless experience, it is important to note that hotel pickup and drop-off are not included in the package. However, the starting point for the experience is conveniently located at via Servio Tullio 4 in Milano. If you wish to purchase an apron as a memento, they are available for approximately 10 euros. It is also customary to consider a gratuity for the cooking instructor as a token of appreciation for their expertise and guidance throughout the class. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this culinary experience promises to be a highlight of your time in Milan.


Customers who have participated in the Morning Cooking Class and Market visit with lunch have raved about their experiences. They praise the knowledgeable and friendly chef who guides them through the cooking process, making it both educational and enjoyable. Many reviewers have highlighted the market visit as a fantastic opportunity to learn about local ingredients and discover the essence of Italian cuisine. The hands-on nature of the class allows participants to develop new culinary skills and gain confidence in their abilities. The end result, a delicious five-course meal, has left customers feeling proud and satisfied. Overall, individuals who have booked this experience have expressed their utmost satisfaction and highly recommend it to anyone seeking an authentic and immersive culinary adventure in Milan.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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A must if you are in Milan and want to feel, taste and learn more about the Italian cuisine. Our cooking chef, Ornella, was from the beginning to the ending a really warmly host. She told us all the necessary tasks to cook this wonderful and delicious lunch. We were very impressed by her knowledge about local food and high quality. We are looking forward to cook this meal for our friends and family. The best wishes from the three girls from lower Austria.


We made pasta! Was a great visit/class! We had just the two of us, it was so cool to actually cook something myself that was so delicious & to know where all the ingredients in the food we made were from! We had a really great time & look forward to making this recipe for our friends & family at home!


What an amazing experience this was. Wow. One of the best cooking classes I have been to. My wife and I love to explore local cuisine and make it a tradition that when we go away we always do a cooking class. This was by far one of the best. We were unfortunately sightly late as we got lost! but Ornellina was very understanding. Ornellina went above and beyond as we booked it last minute and my wife had a preference of gluten and dairy free. She went above and beyond to accommodate her and I am so grateful, she is so kind and welcoming and full of so much knowledge and wisdom. We cooked outside in the lovely sun and this made the experience even better. The experience was so wholesome and we really got to cook everything from scratch and learn all about it. We made amazing fresh pesto pasta, breaded courgettes, sage infused chicken, cannelloni I would highly recommend this class with Ornellina Thank you so much for a great experience and we will definitely be back!


My two daughters and I meet Clara early in the morning by her apartment and walked to her local outdoor market. Clara was very welcoming and personable and we felt comfortable right away. It was clear from her interactions with the vendors in the market that they had an excellent relationship. We liked her philosophy of buying local and organic where possible. She even found goat Gorgonzola as I am lactose intolerant but to my surprise the vendor correctly told us that Gorgonzola even made with milk from a cow is lactose free. We walked back to her apartment where we met her husband Fabio and proceeded to cook her Winter seasonal menu. I have taken numerous cooking classes through out travels and found Clara's to be one of the best. She is very informative and makes you feel comfortable in her kitchen. It was a lovely mother-daughter activity. After finishing our cooking we ate our meal starting with some Prosecco and excellent wine pairings. All courses were delicious! We look forward to making all the recipes in Toronto.


An early Saturday morning start with a rendez vous set up at 08h30 with our hostess. We were meet by Clara our hostess and her husband Fabio. Clara explained our morning visit, with first a visit to her local butcher shop and then in to the local market. At the market most of the stalls had made an effort to decort their stands for Halloween. Clara explained to us the vast range of fruit and vegetables available from Italy and Clara was very keen to only buy Italian products and products in season. After our market visit we went back to Clara's house where we all washed out hands and moved into the kitchen to start cooking, we mad our own fresh pasta, a pumpkin and leek rissoto with cannoli shell filled with ricotta. Everything was done in a very orderly fashion and with plenty of enjoyment by everybody, at the end of cooking class we got eat everything we had cooked. At this stage I would warn everybody that you should eat only a very very small breakfast beforehand. Fabio and Clara are excellent hosts and the whole family realty enjoyed this cooking experience.

Anat A

Cooking with Clara was one of my best experiences in Milano, she is so great! We cooked a vegetarian meal, all the dishes were excellent and I learned a lot from the cooking process with her. She is very helpful and professional. It's in her home so it makes it even more authentic. I definitely highly recommend this experience with or without the market walk which was also very nice.


It was a pleasure taking the class with Clara. The trip to the market and the cooking class took were great fun and we learned a lot about the food itself and how to turn it into delicious Italien dishes. Clara is a lovely person and a great teacher who made us feel at home in her kitchen and fall in love with the Italien cuisine. Our group of only four people plus Clara allowed for in depth teaching and therefore absolutely stunning results in the end. If you are looking for a place to have a great time and get to know the most delicious Italien food at the same time, look no further.


Clara is a fabulous teacher and a gracious host! I was so glad we did the version with the market tour. What a bright and colorful way to start the morning! There was something for everyone in this class. My eight year old daughter had a blast and Clara was perfect with her, just as warm and patient as you would expect an Italian grandmother to be! I have almost no cooking experience and was able to keep up and even my husband who is a trained chef learned a ton of new things, especially about making risotto. This was absolutely a top highlight of our 4 days in Milan!!

Greg C

My wife and I had an amazing time and really enjoyed this cooking class with Clara. We would highly recommend this wonderful experience. Clara made it so much fun and we enjoyed spending our day with her. We spent 14 days touring Italy and without question, this was the best meal of our trip!


No matter your level or interest in cooking, I would highly recommend spending the morning/afternoon with Clara. You will most certainly have an amazing time and learn along the way. I have since shared the fantastic food and memories from this experience with many since my return and only wish I could find a Clara here in the USA!
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