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Eat like a local not like a tourist

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 27 reviews.Bergamo, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Michele

3 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

Meet me at my house in central Bergamo.
Over a drink and snack, we first chat about the daily menu and get to know each other.
You are then going to prepare some typical Italian recipes, using the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, and then basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the natural flavour of the food.
We could prepare fresh hand-made pasta such as tagliatelle, casoncelli, lasagna and different sauces which are easy to do again at home (bolognese, pesto, fish sauce).
As an alternative, if you don't like pasta, we could prepare some traditional meat and seafood dishes or yeast products (pizza, focaccia, panzerotti, gnocco fritto)

The menu also includes:
- Welcome drinks (prosecco and snacks)
- Starters (cheeses, salami and vegetables)
- Wine
- Dessert: Sicilian cannoli, tiramisu, panna cotta, babà with limoncello, strudel or profiteroles
- Coffee and liqueurs

After 2-3 hours of teamwork, we can enjoy our masterpieces at dinner accompanied with good Italian wine.
During the dinner, I will tell you more about the origin and history of the different dishes and explain the wine choice for dinner.
We finish the dinner or lunch with good Italian liquor (grappa, limoncello, liquirizia, amaro,...) and an espresso coffee.
Meet me at my house in central Bergamo.
Over a drink and snack, we first chat about the daily menu and get to know each other.
You are then going to prepare some typical Italian recipes, using the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, and then basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the natural flavour of the food.
We could prepare fresh hand-made pasta such as tagliatelle, casoncelli, lasagna and different sauces which are e…

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What's included

  • Food

    Welcome drink
    Appetizers with Prosecco and Italian snacks to mun...
  • Drinks
    Italian Wine and Liquors
  • Equipment
    cooking equipments
    We’ll provide everything you need for the class
From $97
/ person

Meet your host, Michele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 27 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi,
I'm Michele Ripepi, 100% Italian food lover, expert in the culinary traditions of regional Italian territories.
I started my food activity as a personal chef service in the house of people who called me, then I decided to open the doors of my home to all who wish to live an authentic culinary experience.
I'll teach you the secrets of Italian home cooking with a hands-on lesson in the private kitchen with my family: something different from the other basic and common cooking classes because it allows you to fully dive into the local reality of the place you are visiting.
Hi,
I'm Michele Ripepi, 100% Italian food lover, expert in the culinary traditions of regional Italian territories.
I started my food activity as a personal chef service in the house of people who called me, then I decided to open the doors of my home to all who wish to live an authentic culinary experience.
I'll teach you the secrets of Italian home cooking with a hands-on lesson in the private kitchen with my family: something different from the other basic and common cooking c…
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Where you'll be

The cooking classes and the lunches are held in my family home.
On demand, a tour through the local fruit and vegetable markets, a stop by some Bergamasco specialty shops are possible.
It’s a great way to learn about Italian cuisine and culture and the time we are going to spend together will be fun, fascinating and friendly.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Cormac
December 2019
Are you ready for real authentic Italian food from a real Italian family? Well then Michelle's Kitchen is the right experience for you. I went with my girlfriend and Michelle and his wife Vanda were super friendly and welcoming and we were made feel like we were part of their family. Michelle is an amazing chef and he thought us a lot about real Italian food and how to make it the proper way. We made Tagliatelle with a Ragu sauce and it turned out amazing! It was a brilliant experience and one that we will definitely remember and cherish and we will definitely come visit them again and make another one of Michelle's authentic Italian dishes.
Are you ready for real authentic Italian food from a real Italian family? Well then Michelle's Kitchen is the right experience for you. I went with my girlfriend and Michelle and h…
Arseny
November 2019
It was a great pleasure to stay at Michele's place for an evening with his family! I learned many great things about italian cuisine and how tasty and easy it could be if you know the way. Michele is very open-minded and intelligent person and we were talking a lot about many different topics not only cooking and I felt really comfortable like at home during the whole evening. Before the experience he asked me about my food preferences and restrictions and adjusted the menu accordingly. It was really A LOT of different tasty italian snacks and appertizers, great wine and homemade limoncella. Also after the experience he made a cute short movie for memories. Loved this experience, definitely worth a visit!
It was a great pleasure to stay at Michele's place for an evening with his family! I learned many great things about italian cuisine and how tasty and easy it could be if you know…
Jan
October 2019
Michele made our time so personal, working with me on a menu that I would actually use. I learned so much — the cooking, and the Italian culture of food. I would take another class from him.
Christian
July 2019
Highly recommended food experience! Michelle and his wife welcomed us in their home and we prepared a delicious three course dinner. Michelle and his wife are experienced AirBnB hosts who know their craft and who will teach you a lot about Italien food culture. Definitely a great experience in Bergamo!!!
Highly recommended food experience! Michelle and his wife welcomed us in their home and we prepared a delicious three course dinner. Michelle and his wife are experienced AirBnB ho…
Sonia
June 2019
It was a great experience to visit Michele’s kitchen and have an opportunity to cook with him and learn about Italian cuisine! What’s more it was a fantastic dinner with Michele and his family. The atmosphere was great! We had a great time and would recommend everyone to visit Michele’s house for a lovely evening! 100% satisfied :)
It was a great experience to visit Michele’s kitchen and have an opportunity to cook with him and learn about Italian cuisine! What’s more it was a fantastic dinner with Michele an…
Jordan
June 2019
Our experience was fantastic with this family! We felt like we were already friends with them once we walked in! The food was fantastic and I loved that we were able to choose what and how we cooked.

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
    Fish allergy
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Egg-free
    Pescatarian
    Dairy-free
    Gluten-free

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

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

    More tips

    The courses are held in a totally practical way: I show the steps to follow and you replicate the dishes on the menu at their own cooking station.
    On-demand, larger groups ( +than 6) are accepted.

    What to bring

    Time to share with friends

    A big appetite and a smile