Learn the art of Slow Cooking,  Italian food, and culture, at a farmhouse cooking class at il Fontanaro.

The wonderful part of Italian farmhouse cooking relies on the fact that is made with fresh and genuine ingredients, you can recreate traditional Italian cuisine in the comfort of your own home even without a view of the Umbrian hills.

In an atmosphere which is design to mirror the old Tuscan and Umbrian houses, you can go learning the basics of the real Mediterranean cucine.

The Italian cooking lessons at Fontanaro farm are set up in an intimate space.

Lucia’s and Alina’s (the professional Sommelier) warm personality and relaxed family teaching style will make you feel comfortable and fully capable of producing some of the traditional Italian dishes. We will have a unique olive oil experience at our olive tasting. Than at our Umbria cooking class you will really learn how to make pasta with blind eyes! 

This is your country living cooking experience.

Even complete novices can learn the skills and techniques required to prepare classic farmhouse cooking meals in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. The emphasis is “hands-on” learning.

Lucia will help you unravel the mystery of selecting the finest, freshest ingredients available from the Fontanaro’s vegetable garden.

As is the case with all Italian cooking, the ingredients are always carefully chosen. Extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, saffron, wines, fresh vegetables and herbs used in the classes are produced on the farm on by closed Umbrian and Tuscan farms.

You will learn to differentiate between various olive oils and balsamic vinegars and to use them appropriately. We will discuss the subtleties of flavor resulting from the use of Italian spices.

With this knowledge of ingredients, you will make Italian meals such as soups, assorted “pasta”, “risotto”, various vegetable dishes and many delicious desserts including apple strudel and Umbrian biscotti…without forgetting our excellent meat from Chianina, and various ham also from Cinta senese.

Below is a typical Umbrian meal that we might create here at Fontanaro using our organic produce, fresh from the garden. If you like we can send you our recipes made in the local tradition and I am happy to share them with you!

Sample Farmhouse Cooking menu at our Cooking Class:

Hand made organic Tagliatella and Filled pasta with Pienza’s cheese
Ravioli water and Flour with fresh vegetables and Ricotta of Pienza
The Tuscan Gnudi 
Zucchini saute with garlic and parsley
Salad from the organic garden
Lucia’s Summer Fruits cake or Organic Apple strudel
Wines tasting:
Fontanaro My Wine vino della passione
Lucia’s Limoncello 
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Il Fontanaro farmhouse cooking class schedule:

Monday to Friday at 10.30 PM  – To book in advance at countryslowliving@gmail.com

Directions to the  farmhouse cooking class;

We are in Paciano, Umbria, at vocabolo Montanaro 64 –

Here we are on google map.







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