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5 BEST Cooking Classes in Verona [2024]

Looking for cooking classes in Verona? Look no further! In this article, you’ll find a selection of the best culinary adventures in the city of love. Read on and take your pick!

Verona is an incredibly charming city, located in Northern Italy. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and mouthwatering cuisine (and yes, for its links to Romeo and Juliet!) it makes you feel like you’re stepping into a fairy-tale setting.

I was born and raised in Bologna, just a couple of hours from Verona, and think that Verona is seriously underrated. If you’re visiting Italy in the summer, you should skip overcrowded destinations like Venice and head to Verona instead!

And if you’re a food enthusiast eager to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine, you’re also in luck. The food in this part of Northern Italy is mouth-watering! Verona traditional dishes include gnocchi, polenta, and even horse meat stew (yes, it’s legal and delicious!)

Verona offers a diverse range of cooking classes that allow you to master the art of Italian cuisine. What’s more, they will immerse you in the local culture and culinary specialties, which are many.

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an experienced home cook, there’s a class to match your interests and skills. You’ll not only learn professional techniques and recipes, but also have the time of your life, whipping Italian dishes like a pro!

After the hands-on workshop, all the experiences will treat you to a scrumptious meal starring your creations. So what are you waiting for?

Read on to find a list of the very best cooking classes in Verona, and choose the perfect one for you!

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Limited time? These are the ultimate tours

THE BEST TOURItalian Risotto Recipes and Pasta Cooking Class
PRIVATE TOUR Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local’s Home

OUR PICK: The BEST Cooking Class in Verona

 Join a small group Italian Risotto Recipes and Pasta Cooking Class for a hands-on lesson led by an experienced chef. Learn how to make delicious Italian dishes that include bruschetta, homemade pasta, and a classic risotto.

You’ll prepare everything from scratch, from mixing the pasta fresca ingredients to seasoning the risotto, and chopping the tomatoes for the bruschetta.

And what better way to end this culinary symphony than with a classic Italian dessert? Savor your creations paired with Valpolicella wines and an irresistible tiramisu. 

Located in the heart of Verona, this cooking school is the ideal place to create an Italian feast. Before bidding farewell, you will receive a booklet containing all the recipes of the day! 

Why is this the best tour? This highly-rated experience introduces you to the most delectable Italian dishes – both popular and traditional. You’ll enjoy a hands-on lesson from the start, and learn to prepare everything from starters to dessert.

The servings of food and top-notch wine are generous, and you’ll take home the recipes to recreate your meal at home!

Read what the reviews say

Our family had a delightful time learning all of the cooking techniques and tips when making risotto and pasta. Cristina was an excellent teacher with a great sense of humor. All class members laughed throughout the session while preparing a delicious meal. I highly recommend this class.

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This tour includes: A cooking class, all ingredients, a meal paired with wine, and a recipe book. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pasta Making Class in Verona

How about pasta making? My Granny’s Secrets: Making Pasta in the Heart of Verona is the perfect activity to try your hand at the art of crafting fresh pasta.

Your host will teach you the techniques to create pasta types such as tagliatelle, farfalle, taglioni, and pappardelle. You’ll also learn the secrets behind colored and decorated pasta, and delectable fresh ravioli.

Afterward, indulge in a delightful three-course dinner paired with a special regional wine. This experience blends laughter, authentic flavors, and a genuine taste of local culture.  

Go home with treasured memories, and family recipes passed down through generations!

This tour includes: Cooking class, a 3-course meal, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Gelato Class in Verona

Join this fun Verona: Gelato Making Class to delight your sweet tooth, your inner child, or your actual children (or all of them!) This 2-hour cooking extravaganza teaches you how to craft authentic Italian gelato and a refreshing fruit sorbet. 

Under the guidance of a passionate chef in a vintage kitchen, you’ll slice and dice fresh fruit, mix ingredients, and learn new cooking skills. Finally, savor your creations with fellow gelato enthusiasts. Yum! 

This tour includes: Gelato cooking class, tastings, and a recipe book. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cooking Classes in Verona

▶️ A Verona: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local’s Home will turn you and your group of friends into expert chefs! Get ready to take over the kitchen and impress everyone back home with your newly acquired skills and recipes.   

With the help of a local chef, you’ll uncover the secrets of regional pasta dishes and learn their family’s cherished recipes from family cookbooks. Equipped with new skills, all the utensils, and ingredients, you’ll create three fresh pasta dishes from scratch. 

 Once your creations are ready, indulge in a mouthwatering feast paired with a selection of delightful local wines. You will experience genuine connections, fun-filled learning, and tantalizing Verona flavors!

This tour includes: A cooking class, a meal, and wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ On this Private Pizza & Tiramisu Making Class at a Cesarina’s Home with Tasting you’ll learn to craft two of the most famous Italian dishes!

Following the instructions of an expert home cook, master the art of pizza-making, from the dough to the tasty sauces. You’ll learn the recipes, techniques, and secrets behind a mouthwatering, authentic pizza.

Then, prepare your very own tiramisu for dessert, brewing the espresso and mixing the sweet ingredients. 

After the comprehensive class, in which you’ll learn the cook’s secret family recipes, savor your creations. Water, wine, and coffee will be served as well.

This tour includes: All ingredients and utensils, a souvenir apron, a meal, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.