Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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(Option: Residential Cooking Programs)
Ravello, Italy
Available year round

 

Visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast and learn the delicious cuisine of this area by taking a hands on cooking class with a Master Chef. You will collect the ingredients you will use for the course with your chef from an organic garden. The meal will then be enjoyed during the preparation of the menu. What better way is there to experience all that this area has to offer? If you'd like, we can also arrange a residential course where you can stay at this beautiful four star property, take cooking classes, go on a tour to Capri or Amalfi, and get your exercise in by taking a walking excursion. And we are not done yet .... how about a pizza course to learn about the famous Neapolitan pizza?

 

The Amalfi Coast is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Gorgeous coastline with prisitne waters are only two of the reasons to visit this area. In addition, you will enjoy total tranquility at the hotel where your cooking lessons are taught.

 

Your instructors for the class are the chef and a famous historical author of many books on Mediterranean Cuisine. 

 

 

The lessons start with a brief introduction on the basic techniques and on the history of the products used in the recipes. Most of the products utilized are harvested directly by the students from the on site garden. Classes are available for individuals or groups and for all skill levels so no worries if you are a beginner! Have some fun, learn how to prepare delicious food, and go home with new knowledge and some skills to cook your friends and family an authentic Italian meal!

 

Buon appetito! 

 

  

ITINERARY

  

Take part in a wonderful cooking class in Ravello. This class is perfect for those who would like to go home and create a traditional cuisine of this area to impress family and friends.

 

The lesson begins with the unique experience of harvesting the vegetables from the organic garden to be used in the dishes prepared in the cooking class. At the same time the chef will provide interesting information about the history and nutrition of the ingredients. There will also be the opportunity to learn from a dairyman who will teach you how to make mozzarella cheese and other dairy products such as braids, knots and cherries.

 

Each participant will be able to enjoy the meal after completion. The experience lasts about 3 hours, beginning at 11:00AM or at 3:00PM and it is held in a typical rustic kitchen. 

 

At the end of the garden there is an ancient  grotto that you will also be able to visit, with a medieval chapel dedicated to the Archangel Michael. The cave was, at one time, the place for prayers for the farmers who went there during breaks from work. 

 

 

 

 

PIZZA COURSE

 

Learn the secrets of creating the famous "Neapolitan Pizza". You will use simple and delicious ingredients to create these masterpieces and will learn the techniques required to make the perfect pizza. Delicioso!
 
 
During the course, you will learn about the history of this pizza and its required ingredients, what the best equipment is to be used and how to handle dough and shape the pizza. You will go through all of the stages from beginning to end including what toppings to use, how the oven has influence on how the pizza comes out and how long to properly cook the pizza. After the course you will become an expert! 
 
Fantastica! 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run the regular cooking class and 4 participants for the pizza class and the class is limited to a maximum of 10-12 participants for the cooking class and 30 participants for the pizza class. Please inquire about larger groups. 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest Airports/Train Stations:
Naples Airport (60 km) 
Salerno Train Station (20 km)

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour. 

 

 

2017 Fees Per Person

 

COOKING COURSE/US$235

 

EXCLUSIVE COOKING COURSE/US$280

 

PIZZA COURSE/US$185 

 

THREE NIGHT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM:
~With Standard Cooking Courses - US$950 
~With Exclusive Cooking Courses - US$995

 

*Please inquire about pricing for 4 or more persons


Deposit

After availability is confirmed, full payment and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation.

 

2017 Dates

 

Available year round based on availability

 

Included

 

COOKING CLASS

 

*One cooking lesson with the Chef and the Dairyman
*Preparation of an appetizer (the tasting of mozzarella and other characteristic cheese made with the Dairyman), first course, main course, vegetables and dessert (students do not prepare the dessert)
*Tasting of the recipes prepared with dessert
*¼ bottle of wine from Ravello and ½ of mineral water per person

 

(For those who are lactose intolerant or wish not to participate in the Dairyman experience, we will be provide an alternative appetizer. However, you will still be able to observe the Dairyman’s work).

 

PIZZA COURSE

 

*Three (3) hour hands-on pizza course with Master Chef
*Meal you have prepared
• ¼ bottle of local wine and ½ bottle of mineral water

 

THREE NIGHT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

 

*One (1) welcome dinner (3 courses) at hotel restaurant (drinks not included)
*Three (3) nights’ accommodation in a 4 star hotel 
*Three (3) breakfasts
*Two (2) cooking classes with accompanying meal (the meals are consumed during the course – drinks included are: ¼ bottle of local wine, ½ bottle of water and a coffee) 

 

Airfare, personal expenses, and other ground transportation is not included.


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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

References furnished upon request

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE.

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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HOMESTYLE TUSCAN COOKING 

Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!

 

Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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