August 1, 2008

Cooking Courses and Tastings

That was tasty! Private lesson in Dozza. Foto credit: copyright 2008 Taste of Italy

Cooking courses and tastings to learn, to improve and to remember because reading about it is not enough. Because side-to-side comparisons teach us more and help us better appreciate commonly-imitated products.

Italian cooking lessons. Participants will learn how to successfully prepare several dishes. Each participant receives a recipe booklet and at the end, eats the dishes prepared with specially selected wine. Request a course just for you or your group.

Tastings of Italian wine and food. We specialize in Italian wine and food tastings and can tailor them to suit the needs of your group. Many are the Italian specialty food products: Wines, Modena traditional balsamic vinegar, Parma cheese, Parma ham are just some of the specialties of the Emilia Romagna region:

  • Balsamic Vinegar tour – Visit the attic of the houses where the Modena Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is produced the old fashioned way. Learn the difference between the different types of this precious condiment different vinegars and how to avoid purchasing expensive and mostly industrial products. Tastings of the different vinegars included.

  • Wine Tours - Visit Emilia Romagna’s most important winery’s : At each estate taste 3-4 typical wines from the Emilia Romagna region with snacks included.

Wine tasting in Bologna. Foto credit: copyright 2008 Taste of Italy

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tours - Discover where world famous Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese is produced. Tour factory and taste different Parmigiano agings.


  • Salumi - Visit and taste the Salumi Emilia - Romagna is famous for; Prosciutto crudo, Culatello, Mortadella, etc.