Parma's Food Lover Kitchen™

Chef Massimo’s Kitchen Parma ~ One-Day

It’s every food lover’s dream.  A day trip to Italy’s culinary heart, a Michelin star kitchen with a resident Chef, tables laden with celebrated products such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmesan cheese, culatello, balsamic vinegar from nearby Modena, and sheets of rich, yellow hand-rolled pasta…

Parma Cooking Classes

Tie on your apron with our Michelin Star Chef and experience a genuine culinary adventure in Parma.  This glorious 1-day experience takes you into the culinary heart of Parma for an authentic hands-on cooking class and food tour like no other.  Tie on your aprons for a cooking experience in a Michelin Star kitchen with Emilia Romagna’s high-quality products such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmesan cheese, aged balsamic vinegar from nearby Modena.  Learn the art of making tortellini and tortelloni and delicate sheets of hand-rolled pasta in our small classes with personal attention to each cooking guest.

Before your class, take a stroll through the property’s vegetable garden, fruit orchards, and working farm where ingredients are grown, raised, and produced. This hands-on cooking class introduces you to the regional cuisine of Parma while making antipasto, pasta, risotto, soups, main courses, and desserts.

Although with a tutelage of Michelin stars, this down-to-earth chef is known as The Farmer, dedicating his time outside of the kitchen to his garden.  Cooking guests learn as they are amazed at how he turns fresh organic produce from his garden into award-winning food.  Set in the heart of the Emilia Romagna countryside and nestled in the triangle of Parma, Cremona, and Piacenza on the Po River, our 1 Day Cooking Class is a one-of-a-kind cooking experience!

Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the class with local white or red wine included.

One-Day Cooking Class Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class featuring the preparation of a traditional full-course menu.
  • Cooking Vacations’ apron and recipe books.
Program Prices

$395 per person, based on 2 guests.

Cooking Classes start at 9:30 am or 4 pm.

* 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.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: Classes are available throughout the year. You can check-in and start your cooking program any day of the week, as this program is offered 12 months per year. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare is 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.