3 Days Traditional Bolognese Cooking Course in Italy

3 Days Traditional Bolognese Cooking Course in Italy

  • Culinary Institute of Bologna, Via Augusto Righi, #30B, Bologna 40126, Italy

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This course is aimed at teaching you how to cook specific Bolognese comfort foods. Join chef Stefano Corvucci and learn authentic cooking techniques, have fun with market visits, filled cooking classes, and eat what you create. Learn to make home-made pasta such as tagliatelle, tagliolini, tortelloni, and torte. Take a tour on route to the Bologna market area and enjoy comfort dishes such as beans soup, stock brodo, and bechamel sauce, and taste the history and culture of Italy.

Highlights

  • Daily cooking classes
  • Learn to make handmade pasta
  • Tour on route to the Bologna market area
  • Hands-on lessons, personal workstation, and burner
  • Professional chef lessons in a professional kitchen
  • Discover the history and culture of Bologna
  • Daily lunch and dinner with unlimited wine
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay at a nearby hotel during the holiday.

During this holiday, you will learn and advance your cooking skills because you will not be just taught by recipes, but rather, you will be learning cooking techniques that will generalize to all types of dishes. The course focus will be on assisting you in learning to explore the simplicity and true elegance of authentic Italian cuisine.

Unlike other courses, where you meet with the chef and decide which dishes you will be cooking, this course is aimed at teaching you how to cook specific Bolognese comfort foods inspired by chef Stefano's grand granny's cuisine. Those recipes have been handed down for generations and Stefano is proud to share them with his students.

First, you will meet at the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO). Then, you will take an historical tour on route to the Bologna market area. Your English speaking chef and guide, will inform you about the history and culture of Bologna.

Before entering the market to shop, you will pause at a local cafe for cappuccino and brioche for a typical Italian breakfast. You will discuss and plan the day's menu. The schedule includes lunch, a time to relax, and dinner. After lunch and relaxing, your activities will resume in the early afternoon for more hours of cooking lessons. You will be preparing both lunch and dinner, and eating together.

During this course, you will learn how to make beans soup, stock brodo, bchamel sauce, chicken cacciatora, cotoletta bolognese-bolognese cutlet, creme caramel, crostata and biscotti dough, friggione, piadina, crescentine, vegetable pie, lamb ragu, meat balls-polpette, pork ribs and sausages stew spuntature e salsiccie in umido, pork sirloin in milk sauce lombo al latte, rabbit ragu, ragu bolognese, sausage ragu, bolognese ragu di salsiccia, spinach flan, cooked fruit for pastry (fruit jam), and tiramisu.

This course also will teach you how to make home made pasta using an authentic matterello and a variety of ragus such as, homemade egg pasta dough-pasta fresca, tagliatelle, tagliolini, tortelloni, tortellini, pappardelle, maltagliati, strozzapreti, strichetti (bowties), garganelli, gnocchi-potato dumplings, ravioli, cappelletti, rotolo (pasta roll), and lasagne.

This holiday includes a historical tour on route to the Bologna market area. Your chef and guide will inform you about the history and culture of Bologna and you will visit the market to shop.

  • Stefano Corvucci

    Stefano believes that cooking must be a shared experience. His job is to question and then to listen. He views himself more as a facilitator, imparting knowledge, answering questions, and coming up with a plan of what to prepare for a meal but always starting from the student-cook taste and preference. The goal is for the students to leave with the knowledge that they can return home to wherever they live and duplicate what they made at the school. His classes are about learn cooking skills and having fun.

This holiday will take place at Bologna, Italy. You will take your classes at the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO) in Bologna. Nearby, there are multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.

The Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications are a few kilometers away from the institute.

Nearby places

  • Bologna central station - 10 minutes

During this holiday, you will enjoy a daily lunch and dinner plus unlimited local wine. Everyday, you will eat the dishes that you have created. You will also prepare both lunch and dinner, as well as eating it together with the chef.

Bologna Hospitality Travel - CIBO are very flexible and able to accommodate any guest who would like to come to class but needs the menu adjusted to fit their dietary needs. If you are interested in signing up for one of the classes but would like to have substitutions made to follow your specific diet, please contact Bologna Hospitality Travel - CIBO.

Discover the surroundings

During your free time, you can explore the surroundings and visit the multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.

You can also visit the murals, sculptures, and statues such as the Fontana del Nettuno elaborated by sculptor Giambologna, or explore the museums, galleries, castles, and palaces nearby such as the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications.

Walk through the three squares and the two towers

Maggiore, Re Enzo, and Netuno are three of the most beautiful squares in Italy. These interconnecting squares are at the heart of the social and cultural life of the city. To the east of the three squares lie the two towers of Garisenda and Degli Asinelli. Originally built for defensive purposes, they have become important emblems of the city and command breathtaking views across Bologna.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Culinary Institute of Bologna apron
  • Culinary Institute of Bologna diploma upon completion
  • Daily hands-on cooking classes
  • Daily lunch and dinner with unlimited wine
  • Hand-made pasta lessons
  • Historical lectures about Bolognese food, culture, and history
  • Personal workstation and burner
  • Tour on route to the Bologna market area
  • Wine tastings
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Personal expenses

Driving directions from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)

  • Exit the seven exhibition Via Stalingrado to the city center.
  • After the bridge, take Via Mascarella.
  • At the bottom of Via Mascarella take a right onto Via Irnerio.
  • Take the third street on your left to Via Alessandrini.
  • Take your fifth right to Via Bertiera.
  • By then, the sign of the hotel is already visible on the corner of the second street on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

Arrival by bus

When you exit from the station, go left until you reach Via Indipendenza. Continue towards the city center until you reach Via Bertiera, after the statue of Garibaldi on horse, the second street on the left.

Turn from Via Bertiera to Vicolo Cattani, which is the second street on the right. The shuttle bus “C” stops at via Augusto Righi. If you arrive to the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), you can take the aerobus BLQ and get off at the stop in Via Indipendenza, in front of the Arena del Sole. The hotel is within walking distance from there.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

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