Como Private Home-Cooking Class with Food and Wine Tastings

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Italy

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Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home,  learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Como cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic Como recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
• Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon: learn the secrets of the Como recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home (3 hours) • Connect with local people: meet the Cesarina at their home, you will receive the exact address once the booking is completed. Our Cesarine are located in Como and its neighbourhoods • Taste the fruit of your labour and experience the authentic flavors of Como cuisine • Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from Lombardia cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory. • Take the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back homeSample Menus:CLASSIC RISOTTO RECIPES IN LOMBARDY: SAFFRON AND MARROW RISOTTO 'ALLA MILANESE', SAUSAGE RISOTTO 'ALLA MONZESE' AND GORGONZOLA RISOTTO Lombardy’s climate and flat green terrain provides the perfect growing conditions for rice, which is a key ingredient in its cuisine. As you travel through the region, take a moment to admire its irrigated wetlands, which reflect the sky like a mirror.  LOMBARDY'S POLENTA THREE WAYS: POLENTA WITH CHEESE, POLENTA WITH COD, MILK POLENTA Polenta is a much loved ingredient that is uncommon outside Italy. It was originally prepared during times of economic struggle, as it is very cheap and easy to produce. The type of flour used, cornflour or buckwheat, varies from region to region.  MILANESE MEAT: 'COTOLETTA' CUTLETS, 'OSSOBUCO' VEAL SHANKS, 'MONDEGHILI' MEATBALLS If you love cooking with meat and want to hone your cooking skills to gain maximum flavour, look no further. For this course, you will learn to cook the finest Italian meats under the watchful eye of our expert Cesarine. Armed with a good-quality pan and a good deal of concentration, you will unlock the deepest secrets of the Italian kitchen. SAFFRON RISOTTO, VEGETABLE MEATBALLS AND APPLE PIE  Learn how to prepare a delicious saffron risotto, followed by delicate vegetable meatballs served with two portions of fruit, and, to finish off, a delicious apple pie. POTATO GNOCCHI, MILANESE OSSO BUCO AND CHOCOLATE PUDDING We will prepare delicious potato gnocchi flavored by local 'red' sauce. Next, as a second course the Milanese Osso Buco, and to finish off, a lovely chocolate pudding. SALTED CODFISH CREAM WITH CORN POLENTA CROUTONS, ANCHOVIES TART AND TIRAMISÙ We will learn how to prepare a delicate salted codfish cream, to spread on polenta croutons, in addition to a typical anchovy tart and, for dessert, a sumptuous tiramisù.

What’s included

  • Local taxes
  • Private Cooking Class
  • Tasting of the 3 recipes
  • Beverages (water, wines and coffee)
  • Apron and shopping bag

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and transfer with driver are available upon request at an extra charge