Exclusive cooking class in Roman countryside with local chef
3 hr, 30 min
In Italy, the "Italian Sunday lunch" is considered...
In Italy, the "Italian Sunday lunch" is considered very important and you will have the opportunity to be part of this traditional moment. Dress up the chef's apron and start to prepare delicious dishes: vegetable fritters or savory strudel, croutons with vegetables and cheese; the pasta will be made by hand with flour from a local mill and eggs taken by the farmer, lasagne or ravioli or fettuccine, with their sauce and then a typical second course, the rolls or saltimbocca and for vegetarians a special dish. Finally, a cake that will be a parfait or a tart made together with your friends. After your practical lessons, you can sip home-made wine, enjoy the fantastic view and eat in the romantic living room or in the garden.
• Zagarolo, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 1, 00045 Roma RM, Italy
• Roman full Menu`
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
We took the train from Roma - very easy ride, and were picked up at Zagarolo.
Claudia’s house is surrounded by a beautiful garden that had all the herbs for her cooking.
She welcomed us with coffee and cookies and showed us around. Her kitchen is large and comfortable to work in. She made accommodations for our dietary needs so everyone can enjoy!
We made fresh pasta for ravioli and cannelloni, a baked vegetable dish and many other side dishes that Claudia suggested from the fresh ingredients she had that day.
We were fortunate enough to enjoy the fruits of the baking class she conducted the previous day ad had rum baba for dessert.
With Claudia you don’t have generic cooking class - this experience is extremely unique!
We were sad to leave but hope to be back one day for more!
If you are looking for something different than your local Rome pizza/pasta classes, you must try this!
We can’t thank Claudia enough for the afternoon we spent with her!
Couldn't have asked for a better experience, lovely wine, amazing food. Definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to try something different. The hosts were lovely. Thanks again.
This was such a great experience! We took the train in from Rome. Claudia's friends met us at the station and drove us to her lovely home in the country. They were all so friendly, helpful and fun. With Claudia's instruction, we made pasta dishes. Another group made desserts. Then we all shared the meal together - including wine that Claudia had made herself. She has grapevines and olive trees on her property. She hand picks the grapes and olives to make wine and olive oil. It was one of our favorite parts of the trip - an authentic Italian experience. I would highly recommend this as an alternative and addition to all the wonderful site seeing in Rome. We would absolutely spend another day Cooking with Claudia if we ever return.
My friend and I absolutely loved this class. The chef Claudia was wonderful and the translator Elletra was so sweet and helpful along the way. It felt more like we were visiting good friends than attending either a regimented or scholastic class I've been to those in the past and this so much fun. I've loved to cook for a good many years, and learning new techniques as well as using such wonderful ingredients was inspiring. I am hoping I can duplicate many of the recipes we learned, but I will forever remember all of us sitting at her table in her lovely home, enjoying the fruits of our labor, touring her beautiful grounds, smelling all the fresh herbs she grows, and sampling her delicious wines. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to enjoy a brief train ride from Rome, see some of the gorgeous Italian countryside along the way, and experience what is sure to be one of the most enjoyable times you could imagine.
Our family of six, spent a wonderful week in Rome, looking forward to our cooking class in the country. We enjoyed the short train ride to Zagarolo, a lovely medieval town. Claudia greeted us at her home, and we started one of the most memorial days of our trip. We donned aprons and set to work making pasta. As the pasta rested we set to work making a delicious filling. Soon we were all laughing at our efforts in designing ravioli. The leftover pasta was scooped up and we watched linguini being made in the pasta press. Claudia was amazing moving from one thing to another as we made sauce, filling, cream for the dessert, and dessert dough. The recipes are simple but delicious and we all plan on making them at home.
Probably the best part of the day was the laughter. We laughed at our attempts to make various things, and at each other. The whole experience was so much fun. We are English speakers, and Claudia had a friend there to translate, as well as my husband who speaks Italian, but soon, with lots of hand gestures and some translation, we were all understanding the Italian/English language going on in the kitchen. Friendships and cooking transcends language. While the dessert dough was cooking Claudia took us out to show us her property. She and bruno have a small vineyard for their own wine, and olive tress for the oil used in the cooking class. It was fun to guess at the fresh herbs growing in pots and we actually used the whole sage leaves in one of the antipastos. So delicious.
Sitting down family style with Claudia and Bruno was a treat. So much amazing food, and conversation. We were so well taken care of, we hated to leave. This was the perfect ending to our week in Rome. We hated to say good-bye to our new friends. I sincerely hope we get to see them again.