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Bologna ~ Tortellini, Parmigiano & Balsamico™

Bologna Cooking Classes & Medieval Market Tours~1 Day

Be An Italian Chef For The Day In Bologna!
Cooking Classes, Market Tours & Food Lover’s Walks

Join us for a one day hands-on cooking class in the magical Medieval City of Bologna in the kitchen, under arches and across piazzas to discover a city that is rich in food, history, and elegant in all senses.

Bologna One Day Cooking Class

Tie on your apron with our two sister Chefs – called sfogline, meaning women who make pasta by hand with a rolling pin and wooden tools in the heart of Bologna.  Start your cooking class by preparing OO Farina, the finely ground white flour, then learn how to mix and knead the dough by hand, then allow it to rest.  You will learn technique on making the sfoglia, then fold and twist creating the delicate pasta  tagliatelle, ravioli and lasagne Bolognese with cheese and vegetable stuffings and seasonal sauces – burro e salvia, butter and sage, Bolognese, meat sauce, pomodoro, traditional tomato sauce, and in season – truffles!  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class to follow with a toat of local wine included.

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class creating a full course menu.  Everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class to follow with local wine included.
  • Chef’s apron and recipe booklet included.
Program Price

$295 per person, based on 2 guests.  Classes are at 10:00am or 4:30pm.

* 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.

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Market Tour & Cooking Class In Bologna

The one-day cooking class combines an early morning visit to the market followed by a hands-on cooking class.  Every morning in Bologna, Slow Food artisans gather in the piazza to sell their seasonal and strictly local, called zero-kilometer – meaning that the products were grown less than one kilometer away.  Farm-to-table fruits, vegetables and produce, artisan breads and cheese are just a few ingredients cultivated by contadini, farmers, and artisans that you’ll be using in your cooking class in this Parmigiano Reggiano and Balsamic tour Bologna.  Stroll through the market and learn about seasonal fruits and vegetables, prime cuts of beef, Prosciutto, balsamic vinegar Bologna, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Following the market tour, head to the kitchen for your Bologna cooking class!  Prepare a traditional Bologna menu including antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce, main and dessert.  Choose from Pasta Making, Vegetarian or Advanced.  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food prepared in the cooking class to follow with a toast of local wine included.

 Program Includes

  • Visit to the local market with our English-speaking guide.
  • Following the tour, our ands-on cooking class preparing a full course menu of local fare, antipasto, fresh pasta, main course and dessert.  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class with a toast of local wine included.
  • Chef’s apron and recipe booklet included.
Program Price

$335 per person, based on 2 guests.

* 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.

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Slow Food Earth Market Tour In Bologna

Start your morning in Bologna’s first metropolitan Earth Market in Italy. Every Saturday morning since 2008 Slow Food artisans and small-scale farmers gather in the piazza to showcase their seasonal and strictly local, called zero-kilometer, products, meaning the source is in the immediate area. All produce and products arrive directly from the producer to the consumer. Fruits and vegetables, breads, milk, yogurt, eggs, and fresh pasta – all guaranteed by the sun-weathered faces of the contadini, farmers, that grow, harvest and produce them.

Earth Market vendors are apart of a greater international network that follows Slow Food philosophy of good, clean, and fair. Guaranteeing not only high quality but establishing fair prices and environmentally sustainable methods. Stroll through the stalls enjoying the colorful scenes, tantalising aromas, and bustling sounds as you get an ‘insider’s view’ with your own personal guide. Discover the colorful market of prized artisans with interesting produce each with a story.  Interact directly with producers, learn about the freshest fruits and vegetables in season, the best cuts of beef, the many kinds of cured Prosciutto, and artisan cheeses ripened at the peak of flavor. Visit to the market, discussions, and tastings available for purchase along the way.

 Program Includes

  • Visit to the local market with discussion. Tastings and purchases of products are not included.
Program Price

$295 per group from 1 to 3 guests.

Available Saturday only from September to June, visits start at 9:30am. Transport to and from meeting point not included. In summer months, June to September, the market is held Monday afternoons.

* Please note: prices 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 reserve transfers for you. (Extra cost).

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Bologna Medieval Market Tour

Learn and explore the Medieval Market of Bologna and discover our favorite addresses of food, wine, culture and history in the centro storico. To get acquainted with this beautiful city, you will have an unforgettable food tour Bologna and to artisan producers and purveyors to taste Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar, pasta & tortellini, tartufi, truffles, chocolate, wine and caffé! This area of Bologna is is brimming with artsian food shops that continue the Old World traditional that their forefathers started –  4th and 5th generations of families. From via Caprerie to via Clavature, the cobblestone streets of the 1880’s seem to form one perfect banquet hall.  Discussions and tastings follow. Our private guide and food lover takes you to the marketplace to meet purveyors, food vendors.

 Program Includes

  • 2½-hour tour with private English-speaking Foodie Guide.
  • Tastings included- additional products available for purchase not included.
Program Price

$205 per guest, based on minimum of 2 guests in the group.  Available daily at 10:00am & 3:00pm.

* Please note: prices 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 reserve transfers for you.

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2022 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can reserve your cooking program for 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.