Half Day Cooking Classes--
Our cooking classes (featured in USA Today, Budget Travel Magazine, Food & Wine, The Guardian & more) are hands-on & truly from the 'farm to the table' with the first stop down to the garden farm to collect fresh fruits & veggies! Everything we eat is local & seasonal! Chef Jason shares the secrets of cucina povera (peasant cooking) in full day & half day classes as well as custom packages.
Taught by a Professional Chef turned Farmer, our classes are more than just sharing recipes but understanding how to balance flavors, the why behind the technique and of course, knife skills.
Thinking of taking a cooking class in Italy? How to decide which class to take - Amateur or expert, young & old - here's what to expect at La Tavola Marche Cooking School: Meet in the kitchen of our 500 year-old stone farmhouse, tie on your handmade apron (our gift to you) and head into the garden to collect the ingredients for your cooking class with a stop at the chicken coop to pick up fresh eggs! These are hands-on, roll up your sleeves, dive-right on in classes. We cater to our guests at every cooking level from the novice to the professional.
Enjoy the afternoon with Chef Jason in the Italian countryside with a glass of wine in your hand, cooking at ease in our family kitchen and then devour the delicious foods you have just created! Does it get any better? Creating & sharing a meal with friends & family around the table with the freshest ingredients prepared simply!
Even if you are not staying at our farmhouse,
contact us for pricing for a Private Half Day Cooking Class!
Learn from a professional, classically trained Chef.
The Classic Cooking Classes:
Pasta & Sauces
Learn to make 2 types of egg dough pasta; stuffed (ravioli) and cut (tagliatelle) pasta with two seasonal sauces.
Antipasti & Dessert
Create a menu of delicious diverse antipasti - small dishes of salads, grains and vegetables plus dessert
From start to finish prepare the nights five course feast! One of our most popular classes!
Kids will eat anything they cook - especially if they pick it from the garden first! From 4 - 84 years old a Family Class is a great way to make memories!
Half Day Class = Price Upon Request (Depending on the family size & age of kids)
Wood Fired Pizza
Fire up the wood burning pizza oven & make it all from scratch from the dough & sauce to our world famous Tiramisu!
The Full Day
Spend the day in the kitchen- focusing on techniques & fundamentals. Often we will make fresh pasta in the morning, then return in the afternoon to prepare the night's five course feast! Class menu is based on students level & interests.
Sausages from Scratch
Start with a knife in hand & pork shoulder on the table, finish with a fork in table & table full of sausages! Spend the day elbow deep in meat, learn the local recipe for fresh sausages using only pork shoulder, white wine, salt & pepper. Grind, fill and twist almost 10 kilos of sausages. Includes meal, wine, apron and extra sausages to take with you!
Whole Hog Butchery Course
In collaboration with our friends at Cal'Bianchino. First a tour of their sustainable farm. Then Master Butcher Carlo will artfully demonstrate on half a pig how to butcher the beast while explaining how to use the meat he's carving in local dishes. He is a master at the art of butchery and charcuterie.
Now it's your turn to take the knife and begin butchering the other half! Carlo and Jason will guide you through each step. Depending on the day and your interests we can also dive into charcuterie and curing techniques making rolled pancetta, sausages, salami, etc. After the work is done - a proper farmers feast!
Wood Oven Workshop
Learn to properly fire up and use the wood oven for more than just pizza (even though we'll make that too!) Utilizing the oven at four different temperatures we will make; Pizza, Stuffed Lemons (Appetizer), a Roast & Potatoes, Chocolate Cake and Peposa (Slow Cooked Lamb) or Confit which will cook OVERNIGHT! Includes meal, wine & handmade apron gift.
Feel Like a Local Friday:
Cooking Packages & Culinary Holidays
Immerse yourself in the Marche countryside, connect with the locals & traditions through food!