Learn to Cook Authentic Pasta Bolognese in a Local's Home in the Heart of Modena

Join your local hosts Roberta (or her close friend Laura) and Aurelio at their small but charming traditional kitchen to learn to cook a typical Modena meal from recipes that Roberta learned from her mother. Your hands-on Bolognese cooking class will last about two hours, and you will learn to cook three different dishes from scratch.

Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in making a typical Bolognese pasta, a traditional side dish and a dessert like zuppa inglese (egg cream with chocolate and liqueur dipped biscuits), tiramisu or crostata di amerene (sour cherry tart, a typical regional dessert).  Once you’re done cooking, you will sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Roberta and her sons. You will be served 2 glasses of regional Lambrusco wine to accompany your meal. 

Since ragu (Bolognese sauce) takes time to cook, Aurelio may have some of the ingredients for your ragu prepared in advance.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: MO, Italy
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




Join your local hosts Roberta (or her close friend Laura) and Aurelio at their small but charming traditional kitchen to learn to cook a typical Modena meal from recipes that Roberta learned from her mother. Your hands-on Bolognese cooking class will last about two hours, and you will learn to cook three different dishes from scratch.

Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in making a typical Bolognese pasta, a traditional side dish and a dessert like zuppa inglese (egg cream with chocolate and liqueur dipped biscuits), tiramisu or crostata di amerene (sour cherry tart, a typical regional dessert).  Once you’re done cooking, you will sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Roberta and her sons. You will be served 2 glasses of regional Lambrusco wine to accompany your meal. 

Since ragu (Bolognese sauce) takes time to cook, Aurelio may have some of the ingredients for your ragu prepared in advance.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet your hosts Roberta and Aurelio at their traditional apartment located in Pomposa Square, where locals often meet at any of the several bars and cafes in the area. Joing them in a cooking class in their small but charming traditional kitchen to learn to cook a typical meal from recipes that Roberta learned from her mother. Your hands-on Bolognese cooking class will last about 2 hours. You will learn to cook three dishes from scratch. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in making a typical Bolognese pasta from scratch, a side and a dessert before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Roberta and her sons. Since ragu (Bolognese sauce) takes time to cook, Aurelio may have some of the ingredients for your ragu prepared in advance.

Stop At:

• Traveling Spoon, 2018, Modena Italy

Sample Menu

• Parmigiano-Reggiano with balsamic vinegar and Parma ham
• Pasta Bolognese
• Carciofi ripieni (stuffed artichokes) or finocchio gratin (fennel tart)
• Tiramisu, zuppa inglese or crostata di amerene