OUR CLASSES

These master classes start at 9 am to approximately 1:30 pm. The classes will stop for a short break at some time during the morning. You are invited to join Giuliana and her team for lunch after the class. From approximately 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm free of charge. Please note that some of the classes may run a little overtime so allow for some flexibility.

Class size: maximum 8 people.

 

Cost of class : $255 per person. Lunch is free.

Our Savoury Miniclasses start at 10:00 am to approximately 12:30 You are invited to join Giuliana and her team for lunch after the class which will include a glass of wine and dessert.

Our Sweet Miniclasses will start at 2:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm. You are invited to join Giuliana and her team for afternoon tea.

Please note that some of the classes may run a little overtime so allow for some flexibility.

Class size: maximum 8 people.

 

Cost of class: Savoury Miniclasses $110 per person. Lunch is free.

              Sweet Miniclasses $75 per person. Afternoon tea is free. 

 
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Traditional Pasta Masterclass

Masterclass | $255 pp

Learn to make a variety of pasta and why different dishes have different shapes. Why some dishes use Pasta al uovo (Egg pasta) and others, pasta senza uova (eggless pasta). This class will introduce you to some delicious sauces and topping and teach you how to make Sagne Ricce with Meatballs, Ciceri e tria (taglioline e ceci) and Ravioli di Ricotta. This class is easily adapted to suit vegetarians. Let me know when you book in.

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Pasta Rustica (Rustic Pasta)

Masterclass | $255 pp

There are so many amazing pasta dishes that we thought we would introduce a second pasta class to showcase a few more. In this class we will show you how to make Pasta e Fagioli, Maltagliati e Cavolfiore and Ravioli di Carne (meat-filled ravioli)

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Traditional Vegetarian

Masterclass | $255 pp

There are so many wonderful authentic dishes from Puglia that don’t include meat. In this class we will be making Cavatelli con le Cime di Rape, a chewy homemade pasta with the tender shoots of rape or broccoli, Cannelloni di Ricotta, and a fabulous Parmigiana di Melanzana (eggplant parmigiana). Of course, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these tasty dishes.

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Italian Bread, Pizza, Focaccia

Masterclass | $255 pp

Let us dispel some myths around bread, pizza and focaccia and introduce you to what they really should taste like. Learn to make delicious breads, focaccia di funghi, traditional pizza, and rolled pizza. The class will also introduce you to amazing pittole (bread rolled around cauliflower and cheese), panini, real garlic bread and a wonderful bread with apples and lemon. This class is easily adapted to suit vegetarians. Let me know when you book in.

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Meat Lovers

Masterclass | $255 pp

This class will show you how to slow cook Osso Buco and serve this with the perfect polenta, roasted rolled pork, cotolette, pepperoni or zucchini ripieni and Italian style roast chicken.

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Tutto Riso (All Rice)

Masterclass | $255 pp

Italians love their rice dishes. In this class, we will show you a number of easy and delicious rice dishes. We will be making Riso al Forno, (similar to Lasagne but with rice) Riso e Piselli Secchi (rice with dried peas), Riso, Maiale e Versa (rice with pork and cabbage) and Mushroom Risotto. They may sound simple but they are dishes bursting with flavour and health.  This class is easily adapted to suit people who have gluten intolerance (Sorry but we cannot cater for people who are Celiac) Let me know when you book in.

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Un Pranzo Italiano (An Italian Lunch)

Masterclass | $255 pp

An Italian three-course lunch starting with a wonderful soup filled with meatballs then followed by a traditional Lasagne from southern Italy. This Lasagne is quite different from the usual Bolognese Sauce based experience that most people have had. The real deal takes many hours to produce and is a rich, gastronomical indulgence that has to be tried to be believed. Finally, we will be making a beautiful light Tiramisù with our home-made Mascarpone cheese. Just fabulous!! 

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Al Fresco Food

Masterclass | $255 pp

This class has to be my favourite. We will make fresh ciabatta and olive bread, roasted capsicum salad, eggplant salad, garden salad with simple but tasty Italian dressing, dips, frittata and more.  Sounds simple but tastes amazing. Take up my invitation and stay for lunch. Enjoy this spread with some prosciutto crudo, salami and tasty cheeses. This class is easily adapted to suit people who have gluten intolerance (Sorry but we cannot cater for people who are Celiac). It is also suitable for vegetarians.  Let me know when you book in.

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La Festa Italiana (The Italian Feast)

Masterclass | $255 pp

The Festa Italiana class is reminiscent of the type of meal that we would have to celebrate special occasions. This class will provide you with the skills to put together a five-course Italian feast.  A simple Antipasto, Brodo di Gallina con Pastina, Cannelloni, Agnello Arostito and Zuppa Inglese for dessert. You will have to allow for extra time as both the preparation and enjoying the meal itself will take some time. 

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Winter Warmers

Masterclass | $255 pp | only in Winter

Soups and stews are a wonderful addition to any culinary repertoire. Italian soups are not only healthy and full of flavour but there is that extra something special that Italians do so well! This class will show you how to make traditional minestrone, risotto, greens with pork, beef spazzatino, zuppa di lenticchie. 

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Carciofi (Artichokes) 

Masterclass | $255 pp | only when artichokes are in season

While artichokes are in season in our veggie patch we would love to introduce you to this amazing vegetable that must rank as one of our all-time favourites. Artichokes have enormous health benefits and taste truly wonderful. Let us show you how to select, prepare and cook these using traditional methods. Once you have tried them you will never overlook them again. In this class, we will prepare Zuppa di Carciofi (artichoke soup), Parmigiana di Carciofi, Carciofi con Lenticchie (Artichokes with lentils; a powerhouse of goodness), Insalata di Carciofi (artichoke salad), and Carciofi al Forno con Pollo (Baked Artichokes with Chicken) Apart from one dish, this class is easily adapted to suit people who are vegetarian. Let me know when you book in.

 
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Gnocchi con Sugo di Pomodoro 

Miniclass | $110 pp

Gnocchi is one of the Italian dishes that has fallen victim to oversimplification in modern times. Traditional gnocchi are wonderfully soft and light and are formed with a twist in order to hold onto the condiment. Taste the difference of homemade authentic gnocchi smothered in a fresh tasting tomato sauce.  This class is suitable for vegetarians.

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Tagliatelle con Sugo di Carne 

Miniclass | $110 pp

Tagliatelle (sometimes known as Fettuccine) is a simple pasta that can be used with many different types of condiments. In this Mini Class we will show you how to make the perfect pasta in a simple and quick way. You will also be shown how to make an authentic meat based pasta sauce. (If you prefer a vegetarian sauce then please let us know when you book)

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Tiramisù

Miniclass | $75 pp

Tiramisù is one of Italy’s most famous dessert dishes. In this Mini Class you will not only learn to make a traditional Tiramisù but we will also show you how to make your own Mascarpone cheese. This class is suitable for people who have gluten intolerance (Sorry but we cannot cater for people who are Celiac) 

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Cannoli and Chiacchiere

Miniclass | $75 pp

Cannoli and Chiacchiere are also famous Italian desserts. In this Mini Class you will learn to make cannoli and fill them with ricotta cream. We will also show you how to make Chiacchiere (also known as Crostoli)

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Zuccotto

Miniclass | $75 pp

The Zuccotto is another of Italy’s wonderful desserts. This sponge dome has a rich, lemon, chocolate and nut filling. Beautiful to look at but better to eat!

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Parmigiana di Manzo

Miniclass | $110 pp

In this Miniclass you will learn to make beef cotolette and a fresh tomato sauce. The cotolette are baked with pecorino cheese and are absolutely fantastic. We will also make Patate con Cavolfiore as a side dish. I know you will love it.

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Tomato Bottling Class

Miniclass | $75 pp | only when tomatoes are in season

We will show you the traditional Italian method of preserving tomatoes both as Salsa (Passata) and Pomodori Pelati. You will receive afternoon tea when the bottling is done.