This was over the top excellent- gave us the confidence to do this at home. So much fun and personal attention. Villa is lovely and Raffaella is an amazing instructor.
Learn about the traditional cooking of Umbria with this half-day class. Led by an English-speaking teacher, the class includes cooking a five-course meal from scratch. After the lesson, feast on what you prepared alongside the estate’s red wine. A recipe book is included for replicating the dishes at home.
Our cooking classes allow you to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of Umbria and learn to cook authentic Italian recipes in an informal and friendly environment.
Our cooking classes begin at 9.30 a.m., are generally about 3 to 4 hours long and include the preparation of a multi-course meal, which you enjoy with our wine at the end of the lesson. Our cooking classes are totally hands-on. The English speaking teacher will teach you traditional Italian techniques of cooking and the history of each recipes!
In the farmhouse there is a luxuriant organic vegetable garden where we grow the vegetables used in our classes. The eggs are produced daily from our hens. The other products are purchased in local markets.
We can arrange menus for vegetarians and people with food intolerance.
Our guests get to prepare from scratch a complete meal consisting of 5 courses: appetizer, first course, main course with side dish and dessert. After the lesson people will reap the fruit of their labor by enjoying the delicacies they created complemented by the estate’s own red wine and extra virgin olive oil.
At the end of each lesson, participants will receive copies of the recipes, a “Let’s cook in Umbria” apron to take home as a souvenir and a cooking diploma.
It is also possible to bring along a non-participating friends who can spend the day enjoying the surroundings and then join the group at dinnertime as well as joining in the excursions.
I was part of a group of 8 on a tour of Italy in July 2018 who attended the 1/2 day class offered by Raffaella Bucefalo. I am no cook, but I have to say, it was a really fun experience. Raffaella is extremely knowledgeable...More
What a fantastic experience and the highlight of our trip! We spent a half of day with the wonderful Rafaelle in her beautiful home cooking, pork tenderloin in a grape sauce, eggplant with tomatoes, crostata and homemade pasta! There were four people in our group...More
There were 13 of us on the cookery class and Raffaella wasn't in the slightest bit fazed. We had great fun and cooked a 3 course meal 'Umbrian' style under Raffaella's instruction and then devoured it for lunch along with Raffaella's home made wine. Fab...More
I arrived completely exhausted after a 36 hour trip from Australia and Raffaella greeted me with her cheery, cheeky smile! "Welcome Lisa!! Here is your apartment and I will catch up with you later after you rest. Ciao!" Gratefully I stumbled into my new accommodation...More