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The Cinque Terre™

One Day Cooking Classes In Monterosso, Riomaggiore & Levanto ~ 1-Day Cooking Classes

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Join our Ligurian Chefs in the heart of the Cinque Terre for hands-on cooking classes in Riomaggiore, Levanto & Monterosso. In each cooking class you’ll discover the secrets of authentic flavors and cooking in the seasons, while tasting your way through Cinque Terre.  Menus vary based on the season and include an antipasto, pasta or main course and dessert.  Toast with local red and white wines and make new friends while discovering the cuisine of Liguria’s Cinque Terre.

1~Day Cooking Class in Monterosso

Join our Ligurian food expert, Chef Anna in the village of Monterosso in the Cinque Terre for your hands-on cooking class. Your chef extends a warm family welcome and leads your cooking class where you’ll discover the secrets of authentic Ligurian cuisine. Learn the art of preparing regional recipes using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Menus vary based on the season and include three courses. You will be able to recreate each recipe at home in your kitchen.  Classes are at 10am and afternoon classes on request.

Cooking Class

Learn how to make handmade pasta such as pansoti, trofie and ravioli with basil pesto; gnocchi tossed in butter and sage; sword fish involtini, seafood antipasti, vegetable tarts, delicious meat dishes in Ligurian Sauces and rice torte. Local desserts are countless and menus vary, including, tiramisu, panna cotta, amaretti almond cookies … and much more. Most of the ingredients Chef Anna uses are either grown by her family organically or sourced locally. Her family even make their own organic wines using age old traditional methods. During your cooking class you will soon see that your Chef’s passion for food starts right from planting and cultivating, taking care that she creates the very best ingredients for her kitchen. Chef Anna shares her kitchen and cooking techniques with each guest, encouraging passion, creativity, and attention to detail! After class, enjoy lunch on Chef Anna’s panoramic balcony that offers breathtaking views over the sea below.

In the afternoon you’ll have an opportunity to walk off the meal along the gorgeous coastal trails that links Riomaggiore and the other villages. Take in the breathtaking panoramas over a beautiful blue sea.

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class. Lunch follows and everyone enjoys the food made in class. Local wine included.
  • Recipes.
Program Prices

$265 per person, based on minimum of 2 people, including all taxes and Italian VAT.

Single Cookers: If you are a single guest and would like to join us, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

Cooking classes start at 10:00am.

* 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

2019 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program 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.

1~Day Cooking Class in Levanto

Join our husband and wife team in the pretty town of Levanto for a wonderful family style cooking experience on the Cinque Terra coast. Here Chef Carla will welcome you into her kitchen and open her recipe book to share her family’s favorite dishes. In your cooking class you’ll discover the secrets of authentic Ligurian cuisine using recipes passed from mother to daughter through generations. Menus vary based on the season and include an antipasto, pasta and dessert. All recipes are easy to recreate back at home.

Cooking Class

Along with Chef Carla, learn how to transform Liguria’s best-loved ingredients into delicate dishes that reflect the unique tastes and perfumes of this wonderful stretch of coast. Under her expert direction, create sheets of handmade pasta that become ravioli with ragù, pansoti – light pillows of pasta stuffed with local herbs and cheese, or trofie with fragrant pesto. Prepare local fish for light antipasti or use local vegetables to create tasty fillings, pies and sauces. Local desserts make the perfect end to every Ligurian meal and include Amaretti, almond cookies, castagnaccio made with local ricotta or the classic torta della nonna. After class, sit down to enjoy the foods made during class, water and local wine included. Chef Carla has a way of making every guest feel right at home and her passion is contagious. Everyone loves Chef Carla!

After class, take a stroll along the beach or head along one of the beautiful coastal trails that link one village in the Cinque Terre with the others.

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class. Lunch follows and everyone enjoys the food made in class. Local wine included.
Program Prices

$195 per person, based on minimum of 2 people. All taxes and Italian VAT included.

Single Cookers: If you are a single guest and would like to join us, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

Morning cooking classes start at 10:00am. Afternoon classes available on request.

* 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

2019 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program 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.