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The Cinque Terre™

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

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Tie on your apron with 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 Cinque Terre flavors and farm-to-table ingredients in the four seasons.  Your Cinque Terre cooking classes will have you preparing antipasto, pasta or a 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 lover and Chef Anna in the village of Monterosso in the Cinque Terre cooking classes where you’ll learn to cook like a local!  Chef Anna welcomes each guest where you will mix, roll out fresh pasta and prepare delicious local food while discovering the secrets of authentic Ligurian cuisine.  Learn the art of preparing regional recipes using farm-to-table ingredients. Menus vary based on the season and include three courses – respecting food allergies always. You will be able to recreate each recipe at home in your kitchen.  Classes are at 10am and afternoon classes on request.

Monterosso Cooking Class

Learn how to make handmade pasta such as pansoti, trofie and ravioli with basil pesto; gnocchi garnished in butter and sage; sword fish involtini, delicate fish rolled with herbs along with seafood antipasti, vegetable tarts, delicious meat marinated in herbs. You’ll mix and bake local desserts with tiramisu, panna cotta, amaretti, almond cookies.  Chef Anna uses fresh and organic fruits and vegetables from her farm which you will enjoy in each cooking class. Her family also produces their own organic wines using age-old traditional methods.  During your cooking experience, you will discover Chef Ann’s passion for delicious food – starting from her garden – planting and cultivating, to using those ingredients in her kitchen.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys lunch together on the panoramic balcony with views overlooking the sea.  A toast of local wine is included.

In the afternoon, take a stroll along the gorgeous coastal trails that links Riomaggiore and the other villages overlooking the breathtaking panorama and sea.

 

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking featuring a traditional menu of the season.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys lunch together on the panoramic balcony with views overlooking the sea.  A toast of local wine is included.
  • Recipe booklet.
Program Prices

$265 per person, based on 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, 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

2021 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 home chef 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 always include three courses. All recipes are easy to recreate back at home.

Levanto Cooking Class

Along with Chef Carla in her home kitchen, 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 featuring a traditional menu of the season.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys lunch together with a toast of local wine is included.
  • Recipe booklet.
Program Prices

$245 per person, based on 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, 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

2021 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.