Tie on your apron in Rome and join us for an exclusive hands-on pizza making class where you will learn the history, technique, and skills of making the perfect pizza. Discover the tastes and traditions of authentic Roman pizza in the heart of Rome. This cooking class is a great day activity for adults and children.
If you love pizza, the pizza making has guests mixing, rolling, then baking in a brick-oven with the official pizzaiolo, pizza chef. Top our pizza fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, grilled vegetables, salumi, ham, olives or artichokes!
Transforming dough into a delicate golden crust topped with Italy’s finest tomatoes, Mozzarella and more. You too can become a Pizzaiolo, pizza maker, for a day!!!
Our Roman pizza making class brings you up close with our Pizzaiolo, showing you how to mix, knead and bake a true Italian pizza. Learn the technique of dough making, rolling & driving the dough for the perfect pizza. Then slice into your Roman style pizza garnished with your choice of tomatoes, assorted cheese, grilled vegetables, salumi, ham or more!
The morning class starts at 10am with a welcome and introduction followed by the preparation of authentic Italian pizza. Join this educational and fun pizza cooking class and learn the technical steps to making perfect Italian pizza.
Following each class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the kitchen with a toast of wine included, and soft drinks for children. Weather permitting, everyone dines on the terrace for a beautiful view overlooking the city of Rome.
A recipe book is included with compilation of recipes. We encourage each guest to bring a notebook and camera into the kitchen.
The History of Pizza Margherita
The story of how pizza became more than a peasant’s dish is quite a story. In 1889 Queen Margherita accompanied her husband, Umberto I of Savoia, on an inspection of his Italian Kingdom. During her trips around the kingdom she saw many peasants and poor people eating a flat bread which they called “pizza.” While in Naples, the curious queen summoned her guards and asked them to bring her a piece of this flat bread. The queen liked what she ate and would eat this flat bread every time she went out of her palace.
The Queen developed a great liking for their pizza and became extremely popular with the masses. This taste was considered somewhat undesirable in court circles.
One day in June, on the Queen’s insistence, Chef Raffaele Esposito was summoned from his pizzeria to the palace to bake a selection of pizzas for the Queen. Raffaele, in order to honor the Queen’s desire for his pizzas, created a special pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil (the colors of the Italian flag – red, white and green). The pizza was a great hit with the Queen, and Esposito was summoned to create this specialty pizza regularly. When the news got out that the Queen’s favorite was tomato, mozzarella & basil, she not only became an even greater hit with the public, but also started a trend for the “Pizza Margherita.” To date, the Pizza Margherita is Italy’s most popular!
- Hands-on cooking class featuring the preparation of true Italian pizza.
- Lunch following on the foods prepared in class with a toast of local red or white wine and soft drinks for the children.
- Recipe book with compilation of Chef Barbara’s creations; recipes may vary depending on the seasons, so we encourage each guest to bring a notebook and camera into the kitchen.
$295 per person, based on 2 guests. Classes start at 10am.
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.
* 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.