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Cooking Experiences

Get you teetch stuck into some delicious Sicilian Cooking Experiences!

Tasty maccheroncini, meaty sword fish with a hint of the sea and cannoli crammed with ricotta cheese and candied fruit are enough to make anyone’s mouth water. From pasta to patisserie, and fish filleting to pizza-making, we have made it even easier to learn how to combine the simplest of ingredients to produce traditional Sicilian dishes - guaranteed to make you the most popular person in your villa! We have gathered together an exciting collection of cookery related experiences for our guests, with the option of learning either in the comfort of your own soloSicily villa or in small groups at a local cookery school. And for budding chefs and pizzaioli, pizza-making sessions are available at a selection of villas.

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Cookery Classes in Sicily

Cookery School Classes

Cookery School Classes

Our courses are available at several outstanding cookery schools across Sicily where the chefs are passionate about Sicilian food.

Who? Anyone who wants to have a go at cooking Sicilian-style.

What? Learn how to make a traditional Sicilian meal and then feast on your endeavours, kicking off with a mouthwatering antipasto and wrapping it up with a sweet treat. Our preferred schools offer a wide choice of classes, including vegetarian, fish or meat menus, and instruction in pizza, pastry and bread-making. You can also learn how to cook traditional Palermitan street food such as ‘sfincione’ and classic Montalbano favourites including ‘arancini’. Some classes include guided walking tours, visits to markets and city tasting tours so do ask us for more detailed information. Needless to say, all classes include sitting down at the end of the lesson to enjoy the fruit of your labour over a leisurely lunch or dinner accompanied by a classic bottle of Sicilian wine!

When? Classes with visits to markets usually start around 9:00 am, from Monday to Saturday; advanced booking is requested.

Where? Different locations in the historic centre of Catania, Taormina, Modica and Agrigento.

Duration? 3.5 - 4 hours (Too short on time? The lessons can be customized upon request).

Prices? Prices depend on the number of participants and the type of lesson. Contact us for details regarding costs and bookings.

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In-villa Cookery Classes in Sicily

In-villa Cookery Classes in Sicily

Get hands-on experience of Sicilian cooking by booking a private chef for a lesson in your own villa.

Who? Anyone who loves Sicilian food, families with children, groups.

What? Choose from a short lesson (1.5 hours) where you will learn how to cook one dish, or a half day course that involves the preparation of a typical 3 or 4-course meal. Menus are discussed with you in advance and all utensils and ingredients are supplied by the chef.

When? In-villa classes can be arranged any time during your stay upon availability/request - advanced booking is requested.

Where? In-villa classes are available at selected villas in Sicily.

Duration? 1.5 - 4 hours.

Prices? Prices are subject to the number of participants. Contact us for more details regarding costs and bookings.

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Family-friendly Cookery Courses

Pizza & Pasta-making Lessons

Pizza & Pasta-making Lessons

Perfect for holidaymakers or younger guests who are looking for a more informal cookery experience, pizza or pasta making lessons are great fun for all the family and guaranteed to leave empty plates all round!

Who? Families with children.

What? Pizza making: While parents learn how to make dough light enough to rival that of any local pizzeria, the children can start preparing the topping before the grand production of their personalised pizza!

Pasta-making: learn how to prepare traditional Sicilian cavatelli or maccheroncini.

When? Pizza or pasta making lessons can be arranged any time during your stay upon availability/request - advanced booking is requested.

Where? Pizza-making lessons are available at selected villas in Sicily.

Pasta making lessons are available at selected villas in North Sicily, South-west Sicily and South-east Sicily.

Duration? 3.5 - 4 hours.

Prices? Prices are subject to the number of participants. Contact us for more details regarding costs and bookings.

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Pastry Courses

Pastry Courses

Are you a budding master baker? Bored with lemon sponges and scones? We’ve teamed up with a local cookery school in Agrigento who specialise in light-hearted and entertaining courses involving all things sweet.

Who? Perfect for anyone, both big and small, who fancies themselves as a pastry chef, and particularly geared to children.

What? This course is a great opportunity to learn how to make some of those exclusively Sicilian sugary confections and seasonal treats, from colourful marzipan fruits to almond-rich biscotti alle mandorle.

When? Everyday at 10:00 am or 5:00 pm and upon request.

Where? Cookery school near Agrigento.

Duration? About 4 hours.

Prices? Prices are subject to the number of participants. Contact us for more details regarding costs and bookings.

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N.B. Please note that these Cooking Experiences are only available to soloSicily customers.
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