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Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes

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Incredible Experience

Academia Barilla is an Italian food lover’s paradise. The gastronomy of the Emilia-Romagna region... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2016
Ruby L
Albany, Oregon, United States
Hands-On Cooking, Truffle Hunt, Amazing Life Experiences

My wife and I attended the Academia Barilla cooking classes and food tours, and enjoyed every... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2015
Jim T
Parker, Colorado
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Jan 14, 2016
“Incredible Experience”
Nov 6, 2015
Italy: home to the world’s most beloved food. Academia Barilla: Italy’s top gastronomy center. What are you waiting for? Choose Academia Barilla’s Food Tours! - Completely customizable tours, or choose an already-made packet - Private vacations with...more
Largo Piero Calamandrei 3/a, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 264060
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

Academia Barilla is an Italian food lover’s paradise. The gastronomy of the Emilia-Romagna region combined with the knowledge and expertise of Academia Barilla was for me an incredible experience. I had a private class with Chef Tommi Moroni which was expensive but worth it. Throughout...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Ruby L
Reviewed November 6, 2015

The actual cooking class/demonstration was fine. We were disappointed in the hotel accommodation provided in our package - tile bedroom floors, poor quality breakfast. Our package included a day touring cheese and ham factories and a winery. Those were great. Lunch at the winery was...More

Date of experience: October 2015
5  Thank Michele W
Reviewed October 29, 2015

My wife and I attended the Academia Barilla cooking classes and food tours, and enjoyed every second. From learning fresh pasta making techniques to meats and grains to desserts, every class was full of fun, love of good food, and amazing flavors! The chef instructors...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Jim T
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I had a one on one cooking class at Barilla. I treated myself to this experience as I love pasta and wanted to gain the most Italian cooking experience as I can whilst in Italy. The only reason I gave 4 stars over 5 stars...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank amandawhiddon13
Reviewed June 28, 2015

An extremely well orchestrated event. The top cooking class I've ever experienced. The class was thorough but fun. We were educated from the beginning, first visiting the Barilla Library, then the Theatre for an orientation, into the kitchens we went under the guidance of two...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank RudyWformerNYr
Reviewed June 4, 2015

We took the gourmet and cooking class tour from Barilla Academy. This is a one day event with a tour around the food production factories in the morning and a cooking class in the afternoon. In our case we went past the cheese, ham and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Mark E
Reviewed April 17, 2015

Out of our 11 days in Italy - this was by far the most personal, the most informative, the most relaxing and overall most enjoyment that we had the entire time! It combines a walking tour of Florence as it pertains to food and its...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank William S
Reviewed February 1, 2015

I recently took my students enrolled in my "Culinary Science in Northern Italy" course on a 17-day whirlwind tour of Italy. This was the first of 6 cooking classes we took, and it was by far the most extravagant. The entire presentation was completely catered...More

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I recently had the privilege of taking classes at Academia Barilla, Parma, Italy, with Chef Tommaso. The three-day classes were 10:00A - 5:00P and taylor-made to our group of five in their state-of-the-art facility. The experience was "over-the-top" and so motivational. Chef Tommaso was extremely...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank Granny D
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The 5 day tour I took was as much a foodie tour as a cooking tour. We had 2 days of cooking classes (a class of 14 with 2 chefs) and made about 7 different recipes each day. The other days we saw the making...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank DorisF400
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