Milan Cooking Class: Risotto and Pasta

Savor an unforgettable Italian culinary experience with a local market tour, pasta making & more!

Travel Flexibly · 5.00h · Milan, Italy

Want to discover the secrets behind the delicious food of Milan? Then put on your apron and learn to create authentic Milanese dishes with the guidance of a renowned local chef! Your food tour begins with a stroll around the botteghe of Milan’s central market, meeting local vendors and stocking up on fresh produce for the class. Then it’s on to a stylish kitchen where you’ll try your hand at making pasta, ragout, desserts, and more—then eat a tasty Italian lunch with local wines and cheeses!

  • Learn to cook the Milanese way!
  • Expert guidance from professional chefs
  • Explore the Mercato Centrale
  • Shop for the freshest local ingredients
  • Create your own Italian classics
  • Make pasta like a pro
  • Discover delicious local dishes
  • Desserts to die for
  • Recipes you can take home

Your Milan food experience begins at a contemporary cooking school in the heart of Milan, just a short walk from the city’s vibrant central market. You’ll meet your talented local chefs who’ll be your teachers for the day, and together with a small group you’ll set off on a shopping trip to the local market. Try delicious local produce and pick up fresh ingredients for the day's class.

Once back at the cooking school, your chef will show you how to make classic dishes including cheese fondue, fresh pasta, and maybe even a tasty risotto. Then, sit down with your group to enjoy cheese, wine, and a memorable Italian lunch prepared by your own hands!

Milan Cooking Class Description

Your 5-hour culinary experience includes:

  • Guided tour of Milan’s central grocery market with tastings

  • Hands-on Italian cooking class in a professional kitchen

  • Expert English-speaking Milanese chefs to show you the ropes!

  • All the ingredients and equipment you need for your dishes

  • Lunch and two glasses of local wine (or soft drinks)

  • Recipe booklet and graduation certificate

  • Maximum group size of 16

Meet Your Chef and Explore the Market

The tour begins in the heart of Milan by the info point at the famous Mercato Centrale. After a quick introduction, it’s time to go shopping! Milan’s central grocery market is one of the most important places in Milanese food culture. Home to local botteghe and vendors of wines, meats, vegetables, and more, the market is a great way to get a glimpse into local life in the city.

Enjoy insider tips as your chefs will show you how to choose the freshest local ingredients that you'll cook later in the kitchen, and you'll taste a few local favorites along the way too. For Italians, the cooking process begins not in the kitchen but at the market!

Cooking Class in a Milanese Kitchen

Once your shopping is done, you’ll return to the kitchen where your cooking class will begin. Watch closely as the chef demonstrates the intricacies of each dish and the culinary techniques that have been passed down through generations. They'll be on hand throughout to make sure your dishes turn out just perfect!

You'll create a full meal from appetizer to dessert, all made with local Milanese produce. The exact menu varies by time of year to provide the best dishes with in-season ingredients, but expect a starter like cheese fondue, a homemade pasta with an authentic regional sauce, then a beautiful Italian dessert.

Sit-Down Lunch with Cheese & Wine

Once you’ve created your culinary masterpieces, you'll sit down with your group to enjoy your meal along with local cheeses and a couple of glasses of amazing Italian wine. Buon Appetito!

The bonus? We want you to be able to recreate the delicious dishes of Milan when you get home, so you'll be given your very own booklet of recipes, as well a graduation certificate to show your mastery of Milanese cookery.

What you get with this tour
Guided tour of Milan’s central grocery market with tastings
Hands-on Italian cooking class in a professional kitchen
An expert English-speaking Milanese chef to show you the ropes!
All the ingredients and equipment you need for your dishes
Lunch and two glasses of local wine (or soft drinks)
Recipe booklet and graduation certificate
Maximum group size of 16
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Just a healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes to walk around the market.

What to bring?

Just a healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes to walk around the market.

What if I'm vegetarian or vegan?

No problem. Please contact us after you book and we'll adjust accordingly.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible. Unfortunately this experience is not suitable for those with celiac disease.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

Can I bring my children to this cooking class?

Of course, kids love this Milan experience! They have to skip the wine, of course, but otherwise they can join in like everyone else.

Can I still come if I don't drink alcohol?

Yes, you're welcome to come! Soft drinks are available if you don't want to drink wine.

Are lunch and wine included?

Yes! Food tastings, a full lunch, and 2 glasses of wine are included. Soft drinks are also available.

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