Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes

Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes, Parma: Address, Phone Number, Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes Reviews: 4.5/5

Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes

Academia Barilla Food Tours and Cooking Classes
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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 knowledgeable, local guides - Artisan producers of authentic Italian food and wine - …and much more!
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Ruby L
Albany, Oregon, United States29 contributions
Incredible Experience
Oct 2015 • Solo
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 the class I improved on culinary techniques and learned so much more about the subtle finesse in creating authentic Italian flavor. Chef Tommi had a good mastery of English; he was able to communicate clearly and also made the class fun!
I also want to say that all of the staff at Academia Barilla; Chef Mario Grazie, Roberta, Chato… helped me to make my stay in Parma memorable.
Written January 14, 2016
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Michele W
Los Alamitos, CA13 contributions
Disappointed
Oct 2015 • Friends
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 a shared platter of cheese, ham and bread along with the wine. Great. For the included dinner we were directed on our own to a local restaurant where our antipasti was a shared platter of, you guessed it, cheese ham and bread. The 1st course was a plate of ravioli, NO 2nd or main course and then a dessert. All this had been pre-arranged.
Since Barilla is in the food business, and at the price we paid, we had expected an amazing meal, a culinary experience of the highest order. Poor planning on their part to have 2 meals with the same food.
Written November 6, 2015
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Jim T
Parker, CO12 contributions
Hands-On Cooking, Truffle Hunt, Amazing Life Experiences
Sep 2015 • Couples
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 poured their passion for Italian cuisine into every demonstration, and we could not have asked for a better team than Chef Mario and Chef Thomasa. And the food tours! From a truffle hunt followed by an amazing - of course trufffle themed - meal, to seeing and tasting the making of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Lambrusco, each tour was well executed and the producers we visited were top notch. We will be back!
Written October 29, 2015
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Amanda W
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
A great cooking experience
Sep 2015 • Solo
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 is it still is quite expensive as an experience, though I am glad I did it. I think if you had a small group of friends it would be a lot of fun and possible more cost effective. Still worth doing as an experience if you love cooking.
Written October 6, 2015
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RudyWformerNYr
former NYr641 contributions
Class, all the way
May 2015 • Business
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 Chefs (both named Mario), back to the Theatre for the graduation ceremony, all ending in a wonderful meal served with ample wine.
Bellisimo!
Written June 28, 2015
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Mark E
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Barilla gourmet food tour and cooking class
May 2015 • Couples
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 wine factories. A real interesting experiences and we learned a lot about the food and developed a new appreciation for the quality of the food. A lot of information is provided and the more you talk to the guides and ask questions, the more you get out of it.

Cooking class in the afternoon was a blast with a fantastic three course dinner in the end.

In all this was a fantastic experience and I would recommend it if you have the time. Although the price seems a bit expensive, you have to keep in mind it is a full day tour with transport arranged, as well as lunch and a 5 star 3 course dinner included.

It is well worth the money spend.
Written June 4, 2015
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William S
Orlando, FL12 contributions
Florence Food Tour and Small-Group Cooking class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany
Apr 2015 • Couples
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 history in the city and several fresh food markets, coffee bars and meat markets.
The scenery is breathtaking, the company of the tour guides and other guests were enjoyable and the wine was fantastic!
We also were very happy with our tour guides in Florence Antonella and Lavinia.
Lavinia is the BOMB! ( And I work for Disney Cruise Lines so I'm a bit jaded when it comes to traveling and tours. Lavinia should work for "Adventures by Disney!)
Bottom line - if you have ONE thing to do in Florence - this was the best use of your precious time! Five Stars!
Written April 17, 2015
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Lisa B
St. Petersburg, FL2 contributions
Culinary Extravaganza
Jan 2015 • Business
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 to our group of 17 students, and also included our college's President and his wife. We were split into two smaller groups and Chefs Tommaso and Mario worked independently with each group to have us all prepare an amazing spread for our lunch in a state-of-the-art kitchen. We made over a dozen recipes, including foccacia, gnocchi, pork loin, ravioli, vegetable strudels, and delicious dessert! After we ate what seemed like an impossible amount of food, we also got a tour of the gastronomic library before we left. What a wonderful facility, and even more wonderful people! Our entire group was very impressed and learned a lot. Many of my students even wrote their final papers about this experience. I look forward to bringing classes back here in the future.
Written February 1, 2015
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Granny D
Milwaukee, WI2 contributions
Outstanding Class
Sep 2014 • Friends
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 knowledgeable, engaging and able to teach and share that knowledge. In addition to recipes using fresh local ingredients, we were taught invaluable techniques. I hated to have the classes end and yet I wanted to go home to duplicate all my new skills. If an Italian cooking experience is on your bucket list, I would highly recommend a trip to Parma and the Academia Barilla. I would also highly recommend Chef Tommaso…..best pasta teacher EVER. Thank you Academia Barilla and Chef Tommaso for making me feel like a "chef".
Written September 29, 2014
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Doris F
Fort Worth, TX121 contributions
Wonderful Week
May 2014 • Solo
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 of Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, traditional Balsamic vinegar and a small winery. One day at a gorgeous spa. Incredible food every day.
Written June 2, 2014
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