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Address: Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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+39 349 007 8298
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night...

Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night courses. As my classes are for very small numbers they fill up quickly and the first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking in a well air-conditioned home kitchen making updated, well plated, traditional Italian meals and my apartment is right in the heart of the historic city. Beginners, experienced cooks, professional chefs, families with children all welcome! I do my utmost to give you a memorable day and a great culinary experience and teach all the classes personally. And if you or your travelling partner/s don't fancy cooking, I offer a morning market food tour ending in a light lunch to introduce you to Bologna, its history and its food. And an unusual evening tour too, just email to ask!

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Private cooking class

I am visiting Bologna for 4 days and have decided to do a private cooking class with Carmelita. This has been such a wonderful experience that I will take home for the rest of my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am visiting Bologna for 4 days and have decided to do a private cooking class with Carmelita. This has been such a wonderful experience that I will take home for the rest of my life. Firstly we meet at Mercato di Mezzo where she will show me the best meat, vegetables, coffee, chocolate etc. We then go back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Bologna. We wanted to explore and eat our way through Bologna and this is by far the best way to do it. Years worth of Bologna foodie knowledge is imparted to those who only have a few hours. Carmelita has timed the pace of the day perfectly from the food shopping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the great things about traveling is the opportunity to enjoy culture and food. Often these are separate experiences, but what's great about a class with Carmelita is that it is all wrapped up into one fun, enlightening and ulifting package. Bologna is a wonderful city that retains food and market traditions that have not changed very much across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I did a one on one cooking class with Carmelita. We visited the markets, coffee shops, delis, chocolate shop and many more and I just thoroughly enjoyed experiencing this part of Bologna. Carmelita's knowledge of food is excellent and she was wonderful answering all my questions. We did two delicious pasta dishes, and had a lot of fun. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I always complained about how expensive italian food was cause it was just "dough and sauce." After going through Carmelita's pasta making short class I can see why. Three or four hours of mixing egg with flour and flattening out the dough! Wow! It was a great learning experience and we made tasty dishes. Wish I had time for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Carmelita was a fantastic host from start to finish with much more than just a cooking lesson. We met her in the market and she treated us to many delights of Bologna including the local cheese, meat and wine stores. The knowledge and detail provided is fantastic and a full day from 9am - 5pm was spent learning, tasting and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

My wife and I would like to thank you for the thoroughly enjoyable time we had with Carmelita . We met her ,along with one other couple , at the Market and continued from there. After coffee, we spent time learning about the Market and choosing from the fresh meats and produce. From there, we returned to her apartment and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Both myself and my wife really enjoyed our time with Carmelita both learning a lot about the local marketplace and also about cooking and making pasta. We took the course we another couple that had also booked on the course and we all had a great time. The wine that we had perfectly complemented the meal. We would both highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Carmelita gives you so much more than a cooking lesson! We met her and two other students at the market for espressos and cappuccinos and began our tour. We met many shop owners, learned about the best shops and those that aren't as high quality, sampled many local foods (including balsamic vinegar and chocolates), and learned about the gastronomic history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a fantastic one day cookery course with Carmelita. She is incredibly knowledgeable about everything to do with food. We had a fantastic tour around the markets and shops, learning about cheeses, meats, balsamic vinegar, chocolate...the list goes on! Then made the most delicious pasta at her home. I'd recommend Cook Italy for anyone who is visiting Bologna...or to... More 

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