Traditional Cooking in Modena™

Cooking Class with Chef Mino ~ 1 Day

Join Chef Mino for an extraordinary hands-on cooking experience in the heart of Modena. Learn how to prepare traditional antipasto, fresh pasta, main courses and desserts, while learning the traditions of Italy’s gastronomic heart in Modena.   Cooking classes are designed for food lovers passionate to learn more about the products and history of this magical region, Emilia Romagna. Chef Mino is a highly seasoned Executive Chef who will teach you new skills in a friendly kitchen, while answering questions and taking time with each guest.

Cooking classes take place in our chef’s private kitchen where we always start with an overview of the food.   Learn how to make beautiful sheets of hand-made fresh pasta that’ll be hand-cut into tortellini, cappelletti and ravioli, along with seasonal sauces of ragù, pumpkin and mushroom, to name but a few. Main courses are plentiful and include braised veal with fennel, zampone and even cotechino, stuffed pig trotter. Desserts, are delicious, and include the ever-moist torta Barozzi or torta nera, a black tart made with coffee, chocolate and almond, and a sip of nocino, an after dinner liqueur.

You’ll cook, learn and taste Parmigiano-Reggiano, still made by artisan dairymen, aceto balsamico, made from aged wine, and end with a dolce, the famous bensone and Barozzi cake.

Join our chef and dine at our table in magico Modena.  Following the cooking class everyone dines together on the food that was prepared in class along with a toast of Lambrusco!

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class preparing an antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce, main course and dessert, followed by lunch or dinner with a toast of wine included.
  • Cooking Vacations’ recipe booklet and Chef’s apron.
Program Prices

$395 per person, based on a minimum two guests.

Available daily: classes start at 10:00am & 6:00pm and last 1 and a half to 2 hours, with lunch or dinner following.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. Check in and start your program on any day of the week. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.