The Villa On Lake Maggiore™

5 Star On Lake Maggiore~ One Day Cooking Classes

Tie on your apron and join Executive Chef Giuseppe in cooking classes on Lake Maggiore.  Step into a culinary world of farm-to-table produce and ingredients and learn to cook a full menu based on the season.  Set in a luxury villa overlooking the Golfo Borromeo and the beautiful surrounding islands, you will learn to prepare traditional cuisine in a Piedmont cooking class with wine included.

In the kitchen you also meet our team of sous chefs who will guide you through each recipe – from antipasti, fresh pasta and sauces, risotto, main courses to desserts.  Learn to prepare grissini crispy bread sticks or focaccia with rosemary or seasonal vegetables prepared in a mosaic of patterns garnished with a secret sauce.  Next is pasta!  You will mix and roll out plump rounds of pasta stuffed with sweet cheese of the region or give your hand at making a risotto al Barolo, risotto made with Barolo wine.  Fish is always fresh – arriving daily from the local fishermen – sepia e tagliolini, cuttlefish with black pasta or branzino con capperi e pomodorini, seabass and capers.  Delicious specialty desserts include torcetti and le margheritine di Stresa, the biscuits of the Queen.

Following each cooking class, lunch follows and includes the food that was prepared in the cooking class with a toast of local wine included. Cooking class in Stresa menus vary, are based on the season with vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request.  Our recipe booklet and chef’s apron are included.  Discover Stresa in this executive chef hands-on cooking class with wine from the Barolo Piedmont cellars of this precious villa!

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class with Chef Giuseppe and his sous chefs preparing a full course menu.
  • Lunch follows with the foods prepared in class with a toast of wine included.
Program Price:

$345 per person, based 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.

* 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 March 24 to October 30. 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.