Milan Cooking Class: Pasta and Gelato

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 Italian 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, authentic ice cream, and more—then eat a tasty Italian lunch paired with local wines!

  • Meeting point
  • Meet your chef
  • Mercato Centrale
  • Local ingredients shop
  • Create an Italian full meal
  • Pasta making
  • Prepare gelato
  • Enjoy your meal
  • End in Mercato Centrale

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 two types of iconic pasta, such as tagliatelle or ravioli, seasoned with traditional sauces, and mouthwatering, authentic gelato. Then, sit down with your group to enjoy cheese, wine, and a memorable Italian lunch prepared by your own hands!

Milan Pasta and Gelato 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 20

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 two homemade pasta types from scratch with an authentic regional sauce, then a beautiful Italian gelato dessert.

Sit-Down Lunch your Fellow Foodies

Once you’ve created your culinary masterpieces, you'll sit down with your group to enjoy your meal along with 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
Group size of 16
English-speaking chef
Milan’s central market
Hands-on cooking class
Tagliatelle, ravioli and more
Lunch
Two glasses of local wine
Recipe booklet and graduation certificate
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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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