Taste Of Cooking & Wine Adventure in Piedmont’s Barolo Wine Country
Get to know an amazing variety of warm, fun loving local people like cooks, Barolo winery owners, cheese makers to new local friends, in a wide range of places, many off the tourist track. Authentic, local Italian life experiences!
Read about the “Italians you will meet” on this Italy cooking school tour.
- 4 nights hotel with private bath and continental breakfast
- 2 cooking classes
- all meals
- excursions listed in the itinerary
- private transport in minivan
- local guides
- private pick-up and drop-off at Turin’s airport or train station
- wines with your meals so you can choose which wines you want to drink
4 Night Italy Cooking School Tour Itinerary
Please note: Walks in the Barolo wine country are optional. If you have other interests, just let us know and we can change the day’s plan for you.
Meet your group at Turin airport or railway station. Leave for town of Barolo a one hour drive away. In Barolo you stay at a pretty, three star, family-run hotel in town with lovely views of Barolo castle and vineyards.
Dine on authentic Piedmont specialties at a great local restaurant as you drink a line-up of great local wines.
In Barolo, you’ll visit the charming Brezza family in their winery cellars, where the father or son sits with you around a wooden table lit by candles and tastes their wines with you. Conversation with them may stray to topics like family and friendship, so when you see them again in their restaurant for dinner, they feel like old pals.
Explore the Barolo wine country hill town of La Morra. From a piazza, take in splendid views of the Barolo wine area valleys, while your guide points out towns you’ll visit.
Visit a winery near Barolo well known for its fine wines and warm hospitality. You’ll feel their passion for their wines as they tell you all you ever wanted to know about Barolo, Barbera, Nebbiolo and other local wines.
Drive to Barolo wine country hill town Castiglione Falletto for light lunch alfresco on a cafe patio with lovely hill views.
Visit a torrone candy factory to see how they make the famous Piedmont torrone with local hazelnuts and chocolate. Yummy!
Drive to a fine restaurant outside a Barolo wine country town for a hands-on cooking class with a young, passionate, innovative chef who welcomes you warmly. Some of his typical dishes with creative touches: delicate little torte of asparagus and cod, tasty risotto with Barbera wine and local tuma cheese cream, semifreddo with boysenberries, white chocolate and mint. Savour your creations with great Piedmont wines.
In the Barolo wine hill town of Serralunga, visit a unique medieval castle, renovated in 1340. With the castle’s entertaining guide, discover ingenious architectural features that kept invaders out. On the top floor, marvel at the 360 degree views of the countryside and town.
Drive 30 – 40 minutes up into the hills to a small, family farm to meet a man passionate about making his sheep cheeses in a totally natural way. Learn how he makes his cheeses in the cheese making room. In a divine picnic, you sample a range of his cheeses as he eagerly tells you all you’d ever want to know. You may even meet his sheep!
Drive to the scenic Barbaresco wine country hills and visit a small family run winery to chat and taste their excellent wines. Stroll through the town of Barbaresco.
Dinner in a typical restaurant of more delicious Piedmontese specialties.
Drive to Pollenzo, home of the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Visit their famous Banco del Vino, a huge wine museum where you can learn about wines from all of Italy’s regions and taste some of the most prestigious wines. You’ll taste a variety of wines from all over Italy. Enjoy a light lunch.
Drive to Sinio where friendly local women, excellent home cooks, welcome you warmly to a community kitchen for your hands-on cooking class. They show you how to make their families’ traditional dishes, share cooking secrets with you and dine with you around the table. Lots of fun!
Reluctant departure with our driver after breakfast today, either to Turin or Alba train stations or Turin airport.