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Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Como

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Como, Italy
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Overview

Learn to create classic dishes of the Lombardy region with a private cooking class in Lake Como. A member of the acclaimed Cesarine network of chefs will welcome you into their home for a lesson in Milanese-style cuisine as you help prepare a 3-course menu featuring northern Italian favorites like polenta, risotto, meatballs, osso bucco, and tiramisu. When the cooking’s done, sit down with your host to enjoy the homemade meal with wine pairings.
  • Savor a homemade meal with an interactive cooking class in Lake Como
  • Learn secrets of the Italian kitchen you can take back home
  • Enjoy a multi-course menu along with red and white Lombardy wines
  • Receive an official Cesarine apron and shopping bag as a souvenir
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Starter
Seasonal starter
Main
Fresh Pasta
Sample Regional Pasta: Ravioli or Risotto or Gnocchi
Dessert
Como dessert
Torta miascia or Cutizza pancake or Tiramisu or similar typical desserts
Hands-on cooking class
Learn and taste 3 Italian recipes (starter, fresh pasta and dessert)
Alcoholic Beverages
Como , 22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy

This experience will be held in a local's home. For privacy reasons, you will receive the full address of your Cesarina host after you have booked. We will contact you by e-mail after you've booked to match you up with your ideal host based on what you are looking for.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Cesarine
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Como?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Como?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Como?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private cooking class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Como?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "We had a lovely visit with our Cesarina and would recommend the Private Cooking Class to everyone!" See review

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Sweet Bea - a talented and Quintessential Italian Cesarine
Karen_C
, Aug 2022
Let’s just say that Cesarine Beatrice Canton is a delightful, beautiful, talented and warm hearted young lady. We so enjoyed our time in her warm & charming home (right in the heart of Como) with her preparing a delicious menu of Panzanella, Cacio e Pepe and Gelato. All served with a wonderful Lambrusco Wine. Sweet Bea shared stories of her Nona, her friendships, her family, her many careers, her life experiences and so much more. Bea is a true gem and such a quintessential Italian Cesarine. We were so grateful that we were able to meet her share this very special time with her.
star-5
Perfect authentic Italian cooking class!
Kennedy_C
, Jul 2022
Beatrice was our chef and she was lovely. We made an assortment of homemade dishes, some from her grandmother's recipes, with a bit of Beatrice's flair. My husband, and 14-year old daughter joined her at her apartment and that is where we prepped, prepared and cooked our meal. My daughter really wanted an authentic experience and this checked the box in every way. Highly recommend!
star-5
An authentic experience
James_C
, Jul 2022
Roberta was an excellent host and instructor. She tried extremely hard to please us in every way. It was an authentic experience in a local’s home. I highly recommend it.
star-5
Perfect honeymoon experienxe
Tim_S
, Jul 2022
Me and my wife had an amazing time with our chef Beatrice, she spoke wonderful English and taught us how to make gelato, an eggplant all, and tagliatelle which was all delicious. We had such an amazing time and would definitely recommend this experience to anyone else!
star-5
Intimate immersive & personal cooking class! ♥️
Martha_B
, Jun 2022
Beatrice was amazing and shared the best tips on how her grandmother taught her how to make the amazing recipes! My daughter and I shared this experience together and we made fresh pasta, a delicious appetizer and dessert. We both left feeling that we could definitely do it again when we came home. I would definitely do this experience again! Love! Love!
star-5
Yummy!
Cynthia_S
, Jun 2022
Lovely, lovely experience with a gracious and patient hostess and her family. Being able to share the resulting meal with her family was a delight! Highly recommend!
star-5
Fantastic experience a...
Katherine_F
, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience a highlight of our trip—the food we made was amazing and our hosts were absolutely fabulous. We had a blast cooking eating and talking all evening.
star-5
Learned italian cooking tips and tricks! With simple but delicious food.
Josh_B
, Jun 2022
It was great to actually learn how to make pasta by hand, and how easy it is (well, simple...not exactly easy...). The other dishes were great to learn as well, and we learned multiple italian cooking tips. We had a fun time with the hosts, and would recommend this activity to just about anyone interested in learning how to cook some basic authentic good italian dishes. The meal was delicious, though relatively simple, so for the price you could definitely eat a fancier dinner at a nice restaurant if you wanted to, but just having fancy food served to you is not what this experience is about. We were a little surprised that the hosts served us the meal but did not join us in eating, so that is one thing that could either be clarified in the booking information, or changed so that the hosts are encouraged to join in eating the meal with the clients as well.
star-5
An incredible local experience with the amazing chef, Morena!
Brenda_L
, May 2022
From the cappuccino to the tiramisu, our day was fabulous! We learned and ate and truly experienced such a kind and knowledgeable and passionate chef. To be in her home, to meet her family, to share a meal...couldn't have been a better way to spend a day in Como. 100% recommend this to any traveler who is ready for something a little more personal and something truly "homemade"!
star-5
An afternoon with Carolina and Simona
Stephen_B
, May 2022
We booked this private cooking class as an alternative plan per expecting rain and it's been the highlight of our trip. Carolina and Simona welcomed us into their beautiful home and taught us about the history of the food, differences among regional dishes and we picked up more cooking tips than i can count. The food we prepared together was fantastic, and the company even better. Carolina is an export chef, and we'll be following her YouTube channel and Instagram to continue learning from her. Thank you too our hosts. You made our trip and deepened our connection to italy. Ciao!
star-5
Highlight of our trip.
Ann_M
, May 2022
So much fun- we would give six stars if we could! The food was great. I’ve made pasta before, but I learned some things from Bea. The sauce and side dishes were things I haven’t made before, but will do so now that I’m home. Even better than the food was the host/instructor. Bea was a great teacher and an engaging host. The location was easy to find and the home was charming.
star-5
Beatrice! She was...
Stephanie_D
, May 2022
Beatrice! She was excellent. We had such a good time. She is talented and taught us how to make a great meal we can do at home. She made the evening perfect!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Personal, perfect and pasta!
Zarna_A
, Apr 2022
Vincenzo and stephania were the perfect hosts, making us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. The relaxed environment and prep they had done meant we got their full attention as they taught us to cook a great meal. On a personal note, both are warm, kind, caring and compassionate people that I wish all the best for the future. I would highly recommend them and the cooking class and will think of it fondly.
star-5
Fabulous
Rebecca_C
, Oct 2021
Wonderful experience with Vincenzo and Stefania. They taught me how to make a delicious appetizer, pasta meal and dessert. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
star-5
Brilliant class
Georgina_T
, Sep 2020
We had an amazing experience - very authentic and we were completely looked after. The food was incredible and the experience overall educational while also relaxing.
star-5
So fun! Great experience
OliverL1704
, Oct 2019
Great authentic experience. Beatrice was so fun and welcoming into her home. The meal was delicious.
star-5
A Kind, Attentive, Knowledgeable Teacher
Nichole_B
, Oct 2019
I attended the cooking class with my 18 year old daughter who has no interest in cooking. Our Cesarina was a lovely young woman who took the time to focus on teaching my daughter the skills needed to make a complete three course meal. She was patient and kind and helped to instill in my daughter the confidence needed. I let my daughter do most of the work and only helped to make some raviolis so that we would not take up more time than necessary. Our meal turned out beautifully and my daughter was proud of her accomplishment. We had a lovely visit with our Cesarina and would recommend the Private Cooking Class to everyone!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Cooking Class in the center of Como!
Clay_S
, Jul 2019
We only had a few days in Italy and wanted to make sure we took full advantage of the cuisine, so we signed up for a cooking class. Our Cesarina was Beatrice and she was a lot of fun! Her home was less than 5 minute walk from our hotel. As a former participant in Bake Off Italia, she led us not only on a journey with the food, but also into her heritage. We had a wonderful time making (and especially eating) our dishes. Our only improvement suggestion would be to allow for some input from the participants based on their level of cooking knowledge and preferred foods. We are looking forward to sharing what we learned with our friends and family at home!
star-5
How fun - and we learned a lot!
Craig_J
, Jul 2019
Our instructor, Bea, was FANTASTIC! She clearly loves food, to teach, and people! She welcomed us into her home with a smile and a table ready with ingredients for our class. Over the course of three hours we made a tomato/basil bruschetta, fresh pasta with her take on a walnut/pine nut pesto and a cream dessert. After our hands-on experience, she converted our classroom to a dining table and served us our meal. What a treat!! The only downer was that she couldn’t/wouldn’t join us. That would have made the evening absolute perfection as she was really a great conversationalist with a vast range of experiences! I highly recommend this experience and Beatrice!

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