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The Essential Italian

Want to learn to cook great Italian food in a day? Then this is the class for you
£150 pp
What happens in this class?

We will teach you the essentials of the Italian kitchen based on the recipes from our well-loved cookbooks. Our expert teacher Stefano Borella, with 20 years experience of cooking Italian food will show you how to make the classics such as rosemary focaccia, Neapolitan pizza, two essential pasta sauces such as arrabbiata and ragu, a seasonal risotto, how to pan-fry fish, cook the perfect steak and prepare a classic Italian dessert. After a morning of hands-on cooking, sit down to enjoy the delicious dishes with wine.

Expect an intensive day as we cover a great deal, however…

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Things to remember

What's included?

  • Combination of hands-on cooking & demonstrations
  • Meal (dishes prepared during the class)
  • 2 drinks per person with the meal (this would include wine, beer and soft drinks)
  • Your own cotton apron to take home
  • Full recipe pack (via email within 48 hours after the class)
Booking Options

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Age Requirement


Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

The Italian Cookery School in London, Gerrard's Cross and Bray, Berkshire.

Learn to cook like a true Italian with expert teachers at our cookery school in our ‘little corner of Italy in Marylebone’ or at our schools at Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, Caldesi’s Kitchen in Gerrard’s Cross or via Zoom.

More than 20 years ago, Giancarlo and Katie taught friends and guests how to make fresh pasta in their restaurant on a Sunday. It proved so popular they established La Cucina Caldesi, a purpose-built cookery school open 7 days a week and have since been…

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Class Location
La Cucina Caldesi
4 Cross Keys Close