Cooking lessons in Bologna


Cooking lessons in Bologna

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There is more than one possibility in Bologna if you want to go deeper in your knowledge about Italian cooking and regional delicatessen.

Thanks to the official Bologna welcome website we can suggest you 21 (yes 21!!) possibilities to take a cooking class in this beautiful and welcoming city.

A scuola di gusto – ISCOM Bologna

A course to discover and rediscover the taste of bolognese cuisine. Important opportunity for companies that want to focus on training, both for fans who want to improve themselves in the kitchen.

Address: Via Cesare Gnudi, 5 – 40127 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051.41 55 711 Fax: 051.41 55 730

Web site:
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m and 1:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.

Agriturismo San Giuliano – Pasta course – Italian cooking class

The courses are open to all, the important thing is to be passionate about cooking, or simply curious and eager to prove himself. We can conduct courses in various foreign languages: English, French, Spanish. We also advanced courses for professionals.

Address: Via Galletta, 3 – 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO) Phone: 0516251141

Opening time: courses are hold upon request


Courses for all who want to improve their performances in the kitchen and learn the secrets of cooking, seasonal or regional dishes or international cuisine, under the guidance of chefs.

Address: Via Santo Stefano, 164 – 40125 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051 05.60.300 Fax: 051 74.17.294

Opening time: The membership card can be requested online or at the premises from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m to 7.30 p.m, on Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. At other times it is necessary to make an appointment: phone number 051 0560300

Associazione Culturale Il Mestolo e La Ramina

Cooking classes in five locations taught by a teacher, assisted by 3 coordinators.

Address: Via Gorki, 6 – 40128 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 051 703595; +39 338 2708701
Web site:
Opening time: The courses can always be ordered by telephone from 3.00 to 7.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, leaving a voicemail, e-mail or by fax

Associazione Il Salotto di Penelope

It all started from our passion for good food and our traditions. We have worked up and the result  is a cooking school where we try to transfer our enthusiasm and our culture. We explore all Italian food, but we focus on Bolognese and Northern cuisine.

Address: Via San Felice, 116 int G – 40122 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 051 6493627 ; +39 347 1636909 ; +39 348 8713781

Web site:
Opening time: Monday to Sunday – from 10.00am to 11.00pm by appointment

Autentici sfoglini – Gruppo Girasole

“L’antica arte della sfoglia”is a 12 hours course aiming at creating new ‘sfoglini’ (‘sfoglia’/sheet of dough-makers) of the future. Thanks to Elisabetta Martelli, that is Chef and Entrepreneur in food sector but temporarily Trainer for this course, participants will be able both to hand down to posterity their cooking art as transform their passion in a real career.

Address: Via dello Scalo, 3/2 – 40131 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 051 6211258-59

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Opening time: Opening hours of the Center: Monday-Friday 9.00am-12.30pm and 3.00pm-7.00pm   Course location Polisportiva Progresso Via Lirone 46 Castelmaggiore (BO)

Cucina bolognese A Casa Ilaria

Courses to promote awareness and dissemination of local tradition and the ancient treasures of culinary craftsmanship in Italy and abroad. Courses of pasta, even in English for tourists.

Address: Largo Respighi, 8 – 40126 Bologna (BO) Phone: 335 5336613

Opening time: from Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 1.30pm and 4.00pm – 8.00pm on request phone 335 5336613

Carmelita’s Cook Italy

Since 1999 Carmelita has been sharing her passion for Bologna and its food by running small cooking classes for just 1 to 4 guests, 6 if friends or family. The hands-on classes are held in English and are intended for English speaking visitors and holiday makers.

Address: Via Marsala, 16 – 40126 Bologna (BO)

Opening time: All year, day classes 9am to 4pm, short classes 9am to 1 pm and 4pm to 8pm

Centro Natura

Cooking courses to learn how to prepare dishes with soy, wheat, spices and many other products now also available from supermarkets for the growing market demand.

Address: Via degli Albari, 4a – 40126 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051.23 56 43

Opening time: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

CIBO-Culinary Institute of Bologna

Hands-on Cooking Classes for amateurs, professionals, students and foodies. Not demonstrations. We offer classes for everyone at every level of expertise.

Address: Via Augusto Righi, 30/b – 40126 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 051 0566087
Web site:
Opening time: From Monday to Saturdayfrom 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m

Sfoglino d'Oro 2011

Cooking lessons Rita Mattioli

Different types of cooking classes, divided by level and culinary specialties. Courses in English.

Address: Via San Vitale, 53 – 40125 Bologna (BO) Phone: 348 3410168

Opening time: courses on request

Slow Food

International movement in support of the culture of food and wine that organizes and offers cooking classes and Master of Food classified by type and level.

Address: Via San Felice, 55 – 40122 Bologna (BO) Phone: 338 6053611


Cultura Italiana Bologna Cucina

Cooking school classes with amateur, semi-professional and professional. Organize courses on vegetarian cooking, gluten-free courses and courses specific to the different diets.

Address: Via del Pratello, 46 – 40122 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051228003 oppure cell. 335217893 Fax: 051227675
Web site:
Opening time: Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Il Salotto del Buongusto

Courses grouped by specialty. Each lesson is devoted to a recipe and a different taste, to learn to cook everything.

Address: Piazza San Francesco, 10 – 40122 Bologna (BO) Phone: 393 31041282

Opening time: Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 11.00 pm

La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese

The School organizes professional and amateur courses of pastry, kneaded and pulled by hand, fresh pasta, Bolognese and traditional cuisine, bread and cakes. Demonstrations of pasta making , dedicated to tourists or schools, can also be held.

Address: Via Galliera, 11 – 40121 Bologna (BO)  Phone: 331-1262595 e +39 051-6491576
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Opening time: Monday: 10.00am – 7.00pm, Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm, closed on Sunday

Le Cesarine

Organize cooking classes.It is taught the performing of traditional recipes. Divided by level and specialty courses: Primi Passi in Cucina (Basics), Pane (Bread), Crescente (local bread), Piadine (local bread), Le ricette di famiglia (Family recipe), Le mani in pasta (hand’s on – dough cooking lessons)

Address: Via Broccaindosso, 41 – 40125 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051 220797 Fax: 051 6569585

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 1.00pm and 3.00pm – 6.00pm by reservation

Maison Madeleine

Cooking classes devoted to the preparation of desserts. Courses in English. Course of sugar art.

Address: Via San Felice, 79/a – 40122 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051 097 16 12

Opening time: Mon – Wed: 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m and 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thu: 10:00a.m to 1:00 p.m Fri – Sat: 10.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. -7.30 p.m. Sun: closed. Courses: Tuesday and Saturday afternoon


Nonna Carla

Cooking courses and pasta bolognese held by sfoglina with decades of experience.

Address: Via Giovanni XXIII, 20 – 40133 Bologna (BO) Phone: 051 567086

Opening time: during opening hours of the shop

Oasi Formazione – Cucini-amo!

An experiential cooking workshop to re-educate your taste through self-listening and health care.

Address: Via Masetti, 5 – 40127 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 051 6370267 Fax: +39 051 6336168
Web site: Opening time: from Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm + Tuesday and Thursday 3.00 pm – 6.00pm

Otto in cucina – Associazione enogastronomica

Homely cooking courses and tastings. Courses of homemade pastry, bread-making with sourdough, natural cooking, pastries and cakes, full menu.

Address: Via del Genio, 8 – 40136 Bologna (BO) Phone: 333 5357265

Web site: Opening time: from 7p.m. to 11p.m. Saturday from 9a.m. to 12.30a.m. or from 3.00a.m. to 6.30a.m


Sapore di Casa – Cooking lessons from the world

Cooking lessons and food culture. During the lessons you can practice different ways to make food in their most fundamental and true: the home kitchen, the one place where you grew up.

Address: Via Castiglione, 25 – 40124 Bologna (BO) Phone: +39 328 0369751 (informazioni e iscrizioni)

Web site:
Opening time: 5.45 p.m Arrival and registration – from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m cooking lesson – From 9.00 p.m dinner.
Minimum number of participants in class 12, maximum 25. Lecture and dinner outdoors. In case of rain, the lesson will be moved during the same hours the following day. Reservation required



  1. George LoCascio

    What is the cost of a pasta bolognese class in august

  2. Abdoulie Camara

    Hello my dear i am interested in cooking training it was my job in my country now I am here in Emilia how can I join you for training i am going to school Italian language now what can I do to join you

    1. Elisa Mazzini

      Hello Abdulie,
      we recommend you to contact directly one of the structures that offer cooking classes 😉

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