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9 Best Cooking Classes in Umbria

Looking for cooking classes in Umbria? One of the region’s most precious gems is its cuisine, so it sounds like a fantastic plan! Check out the very best options available, from wine tastings to tiramisu making.

Welcome to our guide to the best cooking classes in Umbria, the “green heart of Italy”! If you’re a foodie looking to up your culinary game, or just a lover of all things Italian, then you’re in the right place. These classes cater to cooks of all levels, offering a range of experiences from truffle hunting and pasta making to wine tastings and olive oil tastings.

Imagine learning how to whip up traditional Umbrian dishes like wild boar ragu and truffle pasta, all while sipping on some of the region’s finest wines. Umbria is home to some of Italy’s oldest wine-producing regions, so you know the vino is going to be top-notch. 

Or maybe you’d prefer a truffle hunt followed by a cooking class where you can turn your freshly-found truffles into a mouthwatering meal.

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But it’s not just about the food – these cooking classes also take place in some of Umbria’s most stunning locations, surrounded by rolling hills, ancient olive groves, and picturesque villages. I’m Italian, and I personally think Umbria is as beautiful as Tuscany… just less crowded!

Umbria is also home to some of Italy’s oldest olive groves, so you know the olive oil is going to be the best of the best. 

Whether you’re a solo traveler seeking a unique culinary adventure or a group of friends or family looking to bond over cooking and eating, these cooking classes in Umbria have something for everyone. Join the gastronomic journey through the delicious world of Umbrian cuisine – your taste buds (and Instagram followers) will thank you!

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The BEST Cooking Class in Umbria

Ready to up your cooking game and chow down on some seriously delicious Italian cuisine? Look no further than this half-day Hands On Cooking Class in Umbria. 

Led by a knowledgeable English-speaking teacher, this hands-on workshop will have you whipping up a five-course meal that’ll make your taste buds sing. 

And the best part? You get to sit down and savor all your hard work with a glass (or two) of wine from the estate. With starters like homemade tagliatelle and main dishes like pork tenderloin on the menu, your taste buds are in for a real treat. And don’t even get us started on the dessert options – tiramisu, chocolate and pear cake, and crostata are all on the menu. Buon appetito!

Hands on Italian Cooking Classes

This tour includes: All ingredients, meals, a recipe book, and cooking class. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes in Perugia

➤ Get ready to roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Italy’s most famous dishes with this Private Pasta and Tiramisu Class! Led by an expert home cook, you’ll whip up a delicious Italian feast in a welcoming home, tasting everything you’ve prepared around the table with a glass of local wine in hand. 

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this class is suitable for all ages (children included) and a great way to learn new recipes, and impress your friends and family back home. It’s hands down one of the best Umbria cooking classes for sweet lovers!

Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

This cooking class in Umbria includes: Beverages, all ingredients, cooking class, and food. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Market Tour + Cooking in Umbria is a bit different! You’ll take a trip to the local market and choose the most inspiring ingredients to use in your cooking class. 

Then, you will head to your host’s home where it’s time to get creative in the kitchen as you learn how to make two of your very own Italian recipes. 

With expert guidance from a professional home cook, you’ll add a little Italian flair to your dishes and taste everything you’ve prepared with a selection of local wines. It’s the perfect chance to immerse yourself in the culture of Italy.

Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name your Recipes

This tour includes: Wine, coffee, food, all ingredients, a tour of the market, and the cooking class. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Class in Your Villa

Many people decide to rent a vacation villa in Umbria – if that’s your case, you wouldn’t want to move from there, right?

Learn to cook classic Italian dishes like handmade pasta, chicken cacciatore, and tiramisu in the comfort of your own vacation villa in Umbria with this Private Cooking Class. Led by a private chef who will come to you, the class is fully customizable and includes shopping, meal preparation, and clean-up. 

After the lesson, sit down to a delicious meal featuring the dishes you’ve made. This class is perfect for families or groups staying in a villa in the Umbrian countryside.

Cooking Class in Umbria in any location at your private villa

This tour includes: An apron, a recipe book, and foodie certificate, besides all ingredients, meals, and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cooking Classes in the Umbrian Countryside

➤ Head to the Umbrian countryside for a day of fresh Italian food with this Organic Cooking Class at an agriturismo (farm stay). The experience begins with a welcome coffee and tastings of the farm’s award-winning olive oil and wine, followed by a tour of the cellars. 

Then, roll up your sleeves and get to work in a fresh pasta cooking class, using ingredients picked from the garden to create dishes like homemade tagliatelle with meat ragout, spaghetti alla chitarra, and gnocchi. 

The class is suitable for adults and children, with the option to request gluten-free alternatives. After the class, cool down with a dip in the pool and savor the dishes you’ve prepared. It’s one of the most renowned cooking schools in Umbria, so you’ll be in good hands.

Organic Cooking Class with a wine and oil sommelier in an Olive and Wine Farm

This tour includes: Meals and beverages, ingredients for the cooking class, and an experienced chef-teacher. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This is a Full-Day Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class in Perugia, Umbria. Participants will follow a truffle hunter and trained dog through the woods in search of black truffles, and then learn how to cook fresh tagliatelle during a cooking class. 

The class takes place at a farm and includes a leisurely lunch featuring the black truffles and other local food produced on the farm. The menu includes bruschetta and cheese as a starter, tagliatelle and meat as main dishes, and dessert.

Truffle Hunting and Cooking Class in a Farm with Lunch

This tour includes: A truffle information session, transportation, alcoholic beverages, cooking class, and meal. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Chef Federico Alessandri is a qualified chef who has studied under several Michelin Star chefs. In this 5-Hour Cooking Class, participants will learn how to make three different types of pasta (one long, one short, and one stuffed) with accompanying sauces, a traditional main course with a side dish, and a dessert, all while sipping on fine Italian wines. 

The class lasts approximately 5 hours and takes place in a professional kitchen with views of the surrounding olive orchard, where the chef produces his own extra virgin olive oil. It’s one of the best cooking classes in Umbria, Italy for those with a passion for cooking. 

5-Hour Cooking Class of Italian Cuisine

This tour includes: The cooking class, all ingredients, lunch, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Family-Friendly Cooking Class in Umbria

This is a Family-Friendly Cooking Class at an organic farm in Umbria, Italy, where participants can learn how to make classic Italian dishes. Think like bruschette, fresh pasta (gnocchi, tagliatelle or ravioli), as well as a sweet treat such as kid-friendly tiramisu without coffee. 

Led by a host and instructor at the farm, the class is suitable for families with young children and includes a meal featuring the dishes prepared during the class, served with local wines. The class takes place in a large kitchen at the farm.

Family Cooking Class

This tour includes: All ingredients for the class, lunch, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Cooking Class in Assisi

Experience a Local Market Tour and Cooking Class in Assisi with a “Cesarina”, a local expert in Italian cuisine. Visit the vibrant market to choose your ingredients, and then head to the Cesarina’s home for a private cooking class where you will learn the secrets of 3 authentic regional recipes. 

Put your cooking skills to the test with a hands-on lesson. After preparing the dishes, Taste everything you have made accompanied by a selection of local wines. 

Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch or Dinner in Assisi

This tour includes: Apron and a shopping bag as souvenirs, besides all ingredients, meals, and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cooking Classes in Umbria FAQ

Is a cooking class worth it?

Cooking classes allow you to get a glimpse into the culinary traditions and culture of a country, and if it’s Italy we’re talking about, I’d say that more than worth it it’s an absolute must!

How much does it cost to learn to cook in Umbria?

A private cooking class in Umbria starts at around $80.

Which is the best place to learn cooking from in Italy?

To be honest, you can’t go wrong in any Italian city when it comes to cooking: high-quality cuisine is a standard in the whole country. Umbria, however, is an extra special city to learn the culinary art and it offers plenty of cooking classes.

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.