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Bologna Cooking School

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Address: Cesare Boldrini 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A real Bolognese home cooking school in Bologna from "native...

A real Bolognese home cooking school in Bologna from "native Bolognesi." The better way for being able to appreciate the "Cucina Bolognese."

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What fun!

Met big Carlo to go shopping. Don't miss this bit, lots of tastings and delicious coffee. Back to the school which is very simple and relaxed but great fun and we learnt loads... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
Anna J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Met big Carlo to go shopping. Don't miss this bit, lots of tastings and delicious coffee. Back to the school which is very simple and relaxed but great fun and we learnt loads. Really proud of the pasta we made and bolognese ragu was delicious. Great lunch with our pasta and sauces plus peaches and Tiramisu. Thank you Carlo, a... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had an amazing experience with Carlo, Anna, and Gabriella. Carlo showed us from the begininng how to make pasta, the classic bolognese sauce, tortellini, and since we had some extra time, tiramisu. It was done with patience, without hurry, and with attention to detail. It was almost like being with family. Being raised in an Italian family, it brought... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I spent 2 half days with Carlo, going to the market the first day, then making pasta using a Kitchenaid attachment to roll out the dough. With the help of his sister, Gabriella, I made a Calamari dish that was fantastic. Also made a macaroni type pasta for the pasta I'd made and gnocchi. Lots of learning done in those... More 

Thank Susan E
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I did the half day cooking class without the market tour and I'm very glad I did. It was a lot of fun making the food and learning about the history of the recipes. The lunch afterwards was great, with excellent quality food and wines and our own pasta and ragù.

1 Thank Gareth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I like to cook and this seemed like a perfect way to spend time in Bologna. The class was extremely informative, Carlo and Luciana were excellent teachers. They were patient and answered many questions. They had lots of tips and suggestions for when I got home. Best part is that I know if I still have questions, they are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We met Carlo on the corner of the Via Pescherie Vecchie, he took us around the local markets and shops where we were able to try a lot of the produce and meet the shop owners, which was a fantastic experience - the mortadella was delicious. While walking around Bologna buying ingredients for the lesson, Carlo filled us in on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

I booked the half-day Triumph class for my 12-year-old son and myself and it was one of the best experiences of our stay in Italy, worth every penny. Although we arrived late due to a wrong turn I took on the highway, Carlo was patiently waiting for us and didn't cut short our time (about 5 1/2 hours total). We... More 

1 Thank allijean2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

My husband and I were staying in Bologna for for two nights on our honeymoon tour of Italy (using Bologna as a stop off for the Ferrari museums). We booked a day at the Bologna Cooking School in advance and what a perfect way to spend an afternoon! We walked there from our hotel opposite the Railway station (5 minute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We just finished our cooking class, a family of 4 with 21 and 18 year old girls. Carlo and his partners were fabulous and gave us such a great experience. First we visited the local markets where he introduced us to some of his shop owner friends and we got to taste different meats and cheeses. Then we went back... More 

Thank Jenna B
Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Just to echo what previous posts have stated - Carlo, Gabriella, and Luciana are welcoming, wonderful, and great teachers. I loved seeing the oldest section of Bologna while shopping for the ingredients we'd use later in our cooking. The market was vibrant on a chilly Saturday morning in January. Carlo even escorted us to mail post cards I'd bought. We... More 

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