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Paciano, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Alina

3.5 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start with a wine tasting, toasting to the cooking class. We will taste extra virgin olive oil and learn how to recognize a good olive oil from a bad one. Then we will make 4 kinds of pasta: one with flour and water, and another with eggs, and maybe a lasagna. Then we'll prepare the pasta sauces and make tiramisu. All cooking sessions are tailor-made. We will enjoy with wines, liquors, and some good background music and have lunch under the Umbrian and Tuscan sun. Kids are welcome! I have 2 labrador retriver at the villa.
Other things to note
Bring your camera. Dress code is: relax. Sessions are every day except Saturday and Sunday. It’ s a family atmosphere, relaxed and not formal!

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We will start with a wine tasting, toasting to the cooking class. We will taste extra virgin olive oil and learn how to recognize a good olive oil from a bad one. Then we will make 4 kinds of pasta: one with flour and water, and another with eggs, and maybe a lasagna. Then we'll prepare the pasta sauces and make tiramisu. All cooking sessions are tailor-made. We will enjoy with wines, liquors, and some good background music and have lunch unde…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch cooked together. Welcome coffee
    We will welcome you with an esp...
  • Drinks
    Lunch will be paired with wines—as much as you like. With the dessert will...
From $96
/ person
Sat, Apr 17
$120 per person
$120 per person
Sun, Apr 18
$120 per person
$120 per person
Tue, Apr 20
$120 per person
$120 per person

Meet your host, Alina

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 114 Reviews
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I'm a wine and olive oil professional sommelier, mamma, and chef. I love to cook and—before that—I love to eat. More than anything, I love to share my oil, wine, and food passion and knowledge with new friends from all over the world. I have a degree in sociology of mass communication, but I soon left my job to study all about oil, wine, and cooking. I also have a master's in nutrition. I love dogs and have three Labrador retrievers.
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Where you'll be

We will cook at the Fonte della pace villa with pool. We specialize in using the best selection of produce that is organic and locally grown. We only cook with extra virgin organic olive oil. We want to serve you only fresh, natural, and sustainable ingredients.
Brittany
October 2020
This was honestly one of the best experiences my husband and I have done. Alina was sweet and caring and taught us some great Italian recipes. We felt like family with her as she shared the history of the region. This is a must book for anyone. You get much more than a meal here.
This was honestly one of the best experiences my husband and I have done. Alina was sweet and caring and taught us some great Italian recipes. We felt like family with her as she s…
Robert
September 2020
We had a wonderful morning with Alina, tasting wine and olive oil before preparing and cooking 3 different fresh pastas, 3 different pasta sauces and a tiramisu! Very much a hands on experience, not just a demonstration. Setting is beautiful at a villa up in the hills with fantastic views. Alina is great fun and super knowledgable, making the extra effort to prepare candles for the tiramisu for my partner’s 30th birthday. Highly recommend for a taste of a Italian cooking, an experience we’ll remember (and pasta-making skills we’ll use forever!)
We had a wonderful morning with Alina, tasting wine and olive oil before preparing and cooking 3 different fresh pastas, 3 different pasta sauces and a tiramisu! Very much a hands…
Lilian
July 2020
Wij hebben een waanzinnig leuke cursus bij Alina gevolgd en echt veel geleerd over de Italiaanse keuken. Alina was zo vriendelijk, vertelde ons vanalles over de gerechten en het eten en had echt kennisnvan zaken! Tijdens het eten konden we genieten van het uitzicht. Het was een mooie, persoonlijke ervaring en een mega aanrader als je in Italie bent, ga bij haar langs voor een cursus! Overigens: Toen wij vroegen naar haar olijfolie, die blijkbaar door haar en haar familie verderop wordt gemaakt, bleek de boerderij dicht te zijn. Ze belde direct haar broer en moeder en zorgde dat wij daar terecht konden om de waanzinnige olijfolie te kopen. Ook daar was iedereen zo lief en kregen we allerlei verhalen over Umbrie en de familie. Erg tof!!
Wij hebben een waanzinnig leuke cursus bij Alina gevolgd en echt veel geleerd over de Italiaanse keuken. Alina was zo vriendelijk, vertelde ons vanalles over de gerechten en het e…
Caroline
November 2019
My husband and I had the best time cooking with Alina! She was friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond. We left feeling inspired to track down quality olive oil in the States and excited to make pasta at home for our family and friends! Would definitely recommend this truly special experience to others. Thank you again, Alina!
My husband and I had the best time cooking with Alina! She was friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond. We left feeling inspired to track down quality olive oil in the…
Nicola
November 2019
We had a wonderful day with Alina making delicious pasta! She was a great teacher and made us feel very welcomed. One of the highlights of our trip.
Anne
November 2019
What a wonderful way to spend our day! The range of pastas and sauces (and tiramisu!) we made from scratch exceeded our expectations. Alina was warm, welcoming and conveyed the friendliness and familial style we had heard of and associated with Italy. We found the experience relaxing, informative, intimate and delicious. Alina has a clear passion and set of knowledge that went beyond just this experience!
What a wonderful way to spend our day! The range of pastas and sauces (and tiramisu!) we made from scratch exceeded our expectations. Alina was warm, welcoming and conveyed the fri…

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Dietary preferences

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.