Cooking classes 2017-10-09T09:51:53+00:00

Add value to your trip to Italy and book a cooking class with us!

Besides providing a fun experience on your holiday, with a cooking class you will take home the knowledge and skills necessary to impress your friends and family with fantastic Italian dinner parties.
We offer hands-on one-day cooking lessons, or multiple lessons, to anyone who wants to learn the culinary tradition of Italy in a warm, fun and friendly atmosphere. Based on availability and number of participants, classes are held in different locations.

  • Classes begin at 10:00AM and end at 2:00PM, and include lunch;
    Non-participant friends and family are welcome to join us for lunch for a small fee;
    Upon request, we provide cooking classes onsite at your vacation rental;
    Enquire for special requests.

We only use fresh products, directly from our garden or from the local markets. Besides a generous vegetable garden from which we pick the freshest produce such as zucchini, tomatoes, carrots and many others, we also grow a myriad of herbs. Fresh mint, basil, rosemary, marjoram, and thyme grow alongside- other less well-known herbs. These unique herbs blend together to create mouth-watering aromas from our dishes.

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What they say about us

This was the ultimate gastronomical experience – the freshest food, the most knowledgeable and beautiful chefs!

Marjorie and Michael Rockman – New York

…we cannot wait to come back again …and again. The class at Italy Loves to Cook truly exceeded our expectations…

Mary and Marty Joyce - Singapore

A single-day cooking class with Italy Loves to Cook is a fantastic experience, but more than one can only make your trip more memorable. With all the precious information about Umbria that Zoila and Tiziana can provide, I think there should be at least one class scheduled at the beginning of the trip, to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important and one at the very end, in order to seal the wonderful memories in good company while preparing and eating the best tasting and freshest food!

Nancy - Minneapolis

We attended two cooking classes with Zoila and Tiziana in Umbria. We learned completely different dishes in each course. The food was fantastic; the instructors informative, patient and great fun; and recipes will pay dividends for many years. My family and friends insist the Tiramisù we learned to make is the best they’ve ever tasted!

Jackie – Austin, Texas

…my girlfriends and I took a very special class in Umbria: pasta dishes only. What fun! We prepared six different sauces for pasta and soups. These easy-to make and healthy recipes will surely help us survive this coming year in college without eating junk food on a daily basis!

Mary-Ann - Denver, Colorado

Make sure you have a light breakfast and that you’re planning on no dinner in the evening because the quality and quantity of food you’ll be preparing at Italy Loves to Cook will not stop to amaze you!

Nick – Sydney, Australia

We loved the class and learned so many dishes that I plan to recreate at home. It was truly one of the best meals we’ve had in Umbria.

Nicole, NYC, New York

Wonderful afternoon! Thank you for everything. I loved it all. And thank you for including the children so beautifully. Everything was amazing!

Brianna, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I learned that delicious food does NOT have to be complicated. Zoila is very talented! She uses the freshest ingredients possible. Ciao!

Lisa Wood, Richmond, VA

If you want to be totally at home and ready to absorb the culture of the area, take Zoila’s cooking class. We were welcomed to her beautiful home with panoramic views of the Umbrian countryside and immersed in an atmosphere of comfort and fun! the instructions were made simple and the outcome was DELICIOUS! You will feel like you’ve made a friend for life!

Eska Beckstoffer, Richmond, VA