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Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

1. Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Como: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

2. Como: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

Como Area: Pizza Training Experience

3. Como Area: Pizza Training Experience

Pizza is more than nutrition: it is culture, history, and passion. Guided by a professional baker, you'll learn to prepare and cook a traditional Italian pizza. You will learn how to select healthy and high-quality ingredients for your own pizza making, and you'll use ingredients sourced from local producers for your class. You'll not only learn how to cook a pizza, but also understand the products you use in pizza making.  After your pizza is finished, you'll sit down with your new friends to enjoy the meal you've made, and when you get back home, you can wow your friends with your excellent pizza-making skills.

Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

4. Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Como: Farmers Market Tour

5. Como: Farmers Market Tour

In Italy food isn't just nutrition, but culture and passion. To deeply understand this country you need to visit a local market and taste it with all your senses. The Lake Como local market will be just the place to do that. In Italy, there is a standardization of savoring in food and distribution, this situation makes little local producers work harder and harder, with a much tastier outcome. This is why this tour selects only the finest farmers and little producers stands where you will find true local delicacies. Meet true produce-making artisans who keep going proudly with their traditions in their own alternative way. These, of course, are the stands where you will buy food for your families, where farmers and breeders sell directly to the public. Be introduced to their stories, their deep bond with the territory and learn about what drives them.

Lake Como: Night Tour

6. Lake Como: Night Tour

In Spring and Summer, after a long and hot day, you can enjoy the coolness of the woods whilst watching the sunset from the hills. End your evening tasting some traditional food in a typical 'baita', surrounded by trees. Baita are typical taverns or restaurants in the area (usually reachable only by foot), where you can find simple but authentic food of the local tradition. Your local guide would like to share this peculiar ritual with you. Walk, eat, drink some wine and chat. This tour will enable you to socialize in an old-fashioned way, and one that is typical to this area of Lake Como, making you feel like a local. Take a walk on simple paths in the hills surrounding the city center. This is a location teeming with tradition, a place that many of the locals associate with their identity. Relax with friends, families and strangers as you drink wine and eat delicious local delicacies.

Como: Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

7. Como: Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

Join this cooking class and learn to make homemade pasta and show off your new cooking skills back home. Take part in this fully immersive experience in Italian and regional gastronomic traditions and culture in the beautiful Como area. Get a hands-on opportunity to understand how to cook and present one of the most typical dishes of northern Italy: fresh pasta. Most of your wholesome and high-quality ingredients come from local producers. The class takes place in a very cozy and warm place and ends with enjoying your own fresh pasta.

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What people are saying about Como

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Stefania and Vincenzo were wonderful hosts! They warmly welcomed us into their house and spoke highly of their city. We enjoyed learning how to cook from scratch using unique Italian ingredients. And it was delicious! Thank you for a unforgettable evening.

The experience my husband and I had was perfect. Our host/teacher Beatrice went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful time cooking, laughing and eating. We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take a memory of Italy back home with them.

It was absolutely delightful. Laura was a great host and explained what she was doing and the basics of all we prepared.

Vincenzo & Stefania were wonderful hosts. Provision/accommodation for non-drinkers would be appreciated.