Our courses|The Food & Art Italian Experience (large)

The Food & Art Italian Experience

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The weekly program is completely dedicated to the discovery of Italian food and wine culture, regional cuisine and pastry, the map of Italian wines, products and raw materials. We will make a five sense journey through hands-on classes on regional cuisine, pizza and bakery, street food and haute cuisine, wine tastings and techniques, a fine dining experience in a top quality restaurant and fun field trips to learn more about Italian products directly from producers and artisans.
Umbria is a kaleidoscopic map of high quality productions to visit, so we just have to pick a place.

Wineries are spread in the whole region, oil mills produce one of the finest extra-virgin olive oil in Italy, norcineria, the art of making cured meat, and cheese making are old traditions in the area of Norcia and Valnerina is famous for the cultivation of its pure saffron flowers and its delicious black truffles.
These are just a few options. Italian gastronomy and art are deeply connected in a whole universe and Torgiano is a perfect departure point for us to visit Umbrian art treasures, like the medieval villages of Assisi, Montefalco, Bevagna and Spello, only 30 minutes away, or the big art cities like Rome, Florence within a two hours trip. We won’t miss a walk into the history of olive and wine growing in the beautiful Museum of Wine and Museum of Olive Oil of Torgiano, or an antioxidant splash in a red sangiovese wine at the Bellauve Spa of Le Tre Vaselle Wine and Spa Resort, location of our weekly courses.

Price of the weekly program: €1.990,00 per person

This amount includes 5 elaborate hands on cooking lessons given by our ALMA chefs in the morning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These lessons take about 3 hours each, after which you will have lunch together and enjoy what you have prepared accompanied by Italian wine. Moreover the final master class on Friday afternoon will take you for one day behind the stage of a restaurant, to work at the preparation of an haute cuisine Italian menu for your gala dinner. Three tasting sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon are dedicated to the discovery of Italian wines, with a visit of the Lungarotti Wine Estate and the fascinating Wine Museum of Torgiano, both a few steps form the cooking school.

The price also includes a full day excursion on Saturday, in an art city (a destination among Rome, Florence or Siena), with a light lunch included and a half-day visit to one of the historical Umbrian charming towns among Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio or Montefalco for some shopping and sightseeing and to pay a visit to an olive oil mill, with olive oil tasting.

A welcome dinner on the arrival day, a fine dining experience in a top quality restaurant and the farewell gala dinner are included.

In your free time you can make use of all the facilities of The Wine & Spa Resort Le Tre Vaselle, location of the cooking center – like the outdoor pool among the olive groves, the Bella Uve spa and the fitness center. A continental breakfast is included.

The program includes:

  • Hands-on classes
  • Wine tastings
  • Field trips to the food and wine producers
  • A welcome dinner
  • Lunch from Monday through Saturday
  • Chef’s table: a fine dining experience in a top quality Italian restaurant
  • Final masterclass on the preparation of an Italian haute cuisine menu living the back stage of a restaurant
  • Kitchen equipment (ALMA jacket, apron, T-shirt and hat, recipe book)
  • A certificate of attendance issued by master chef Gualtiero Marchesi, Rector of ALMA
  • One day guided visit to a big art city (Rome or Siena or Florence)
  • A guided visit to an historical Umbrian town and a visit to a food artisan (olive oil mill, cheese maker)
  • Transfers to the scheduled visits

Download the day by day progarm

For further information fill the form or send us an email atitalianexperience@scuolacucina.it


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