Learn italian food, language, culture, farming and culinary traditions from professional native professionals at Fontanaro
 

The wonderful part of Italian 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 cusine.

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.

Even complete novices can learn the skills and techniques required to prepare classic Italian 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.

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 Cintasenese.

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!

Menu, as exemple for September 2013!
 

Pici with “aglione souce” and with organic basil “pesto” from the vegetable garden
 

Hand made organic Tagliatella and Filled pasta with Pienza’s cheese
 

Slow cooked beef with home made ketchup
 

Zucchini saute with garlic and parsley
 

Salad from the organic garden
 

Lucia’s Summer Fruits cake or Organic Apple strudel
 

Chocolate pudding
Wines:
 

Fontanaro My Wine 2011 red
Fontanaro My Wine 2011 white
Lucia’s Limoncello 2011
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