Favorite Resources for the Italian Food Lover
Alla Madonna del Piatto Cooking School
Alla Madonna del Piatto Cooking School is an agriturismo + cooking school near Assisi, Italy. It’s one of our favorite places in the world- (Read about our visit– or come with us!) We lead small group food & wine tours, partnering with Alla Madonna del Piatto throughout the year.
Wine Link Italy
Wine Link Italy offers small group food + wine tours and education in Umbria and beyond. Barbara D’Agapiti is passionate about sharing her knowledge & love for Italy and its people through food & wine. She is a delight to be with and we are proud to be partners with Barbara, (who is our Master planner and wine expert!) for our Umbrian small group food + wine tours.
Ristomama offers small private cooking classes and dinners in the homes of local home cooks in Rome, Florence + Naples. This is such a great company and a unique way to cook & eat with a local family! Read about my experience in Rome here.
Casa Mia Food & Wine Tours
Casa Mia Food & Wine Tours, based in Rome but have so many fabulous food + wine experiences to choose from! I highly recommend them for a delicious day & insider taste of the food & wine culture of Italy. I spent a day with them in Rome, and can’t wait to hang out with them again! (Blog post coming soon!)
Curious Appetite Food Tours
KM Zero Tours
Sicilian Demo Cooking
Parma Food n Walk Tours
Parma Food n Walk Tours Visit local producers and learn about Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale, near Parma, Italy. We’ve done this several times and loved it! Ask for Angelo, he’s our guide extraordinaire! (Read about our visit)
La Mezzaluna fra le Mura
La Mezzaluna fra le Mura is a small family owned country agriturismo near the gorgeous village of Panicale, Umbria. They offer small family apartments, cooking classes, some meals and more. Their garden is lovely with a pool and sun deck, and the kids love visiting the horses, geese, pigs, rabbits and more. We adored our time with them, and had an excellent cooking class and dinner there.
La Rocca Vineyard and B&B
La Rocca Tracey will welcome you like family to her gorgeous vineyard & B&B near Vignale Monferrato, Piedmont. (less than an hour from Milan by car) We’ve spent several days with Tracey cooking and eating under her gorgeous pergola. Her rooms are lovely (I love the one overlooking the vineyard) and the view of the village perched up on the hill from her property is absolutely stunning. She worked with me to set up a cooking class lunch for a small group, and it was a perfect day! We walked to the village and bought our produce, then came back to cook and eat.
Cook in Milano
Cook in Milano Clara offers really nice cooking classes in her home in the center of Milan. Some include a market tour- all include recipes, hands-on instruction and a lovely meal shared together. I was so impressed with her organization and attention to detail while being a great and kind teacher. Loved it!
Eataly Milan Smeraldo
Eataly Milan Smeraldo A huge multi-level gourmet marketplace with restaurants, classes, fresh food, gifts, kitchen and pantry items and more. A food-lovers paradise! Piazza XXV Aprile, 10 – 20121 Milano open daily 10a-midnight.
Sauce Milan offers walking food tours in 3 distinct Milan neighborhoods. You can’t go wrong with any of them, and Sauce is also an excellent trusted source of all things delicious in Milan!
Tram Ristorante ATMosphera
Tram Ristorante ATMosphera 2 restored antique trams criss-cross the city of Milan, decked out in white linens & candlelight. A 4-course dinner with your choice of meat, fish or vegetarian menu is offered, along with water and wine. Read about our visit here.
Culinary Adventures Elsewhere…
Cook’n With Class: 1 day cooking classes in Paris, with many topics to choose from. We did the French desserts class and it was so fun!
Istanbul on Food: Food + Walking Tour in Istanbul. I LOVED this tour- it was a fascinating look into the food culture of Istanbul. We did the “Taste of two Continents” tour and highly recommend it. But there are several other options that sounded great too!
Eating Amsterdam: Food + Walking Tour in Amsterdam. Our whole family did this tour and we all loved it. From the famous Dutch apple pie to Pickled Herring and learning all about the locals love for Licorice- it was a fascinating and delicious day.